Nintendo's witnessed an exceptional performance this generation with the Switch. With last week's financial report confirming they'd sold a total of 84.59 million consoles, it's now surpassed the Xbox 360 and Game Boy Advance, and rumours have long spread about a mid-generation upgrade.
Widely dubbed the "Switch Pro", there's been no end of speculation about Nintendo's plans, fuelled recently by reports of increased Switch production. Several sources suggest it has an OLED screen, and display firm Universal Display Corp has just weighed in too.
Switch Pro Rumours Intensify, As OLED Display Firm Reference Nintendo's Upgraded Console During Investors Call
Speaking as part of their Q1 investors call, Company CEO and director Steven V. Abramson made a peculiar statement, advising investors "In the gaming market, there our reports are, for the first time, Nintendo has selected an OLED screen for the new Switch Pro due to OLED benefits of higher contrast and faster response times."
Now, this isn't any confirmation of a Switch Pro from Universal Display Corp, nor does it specify they're working with Nintendo, but it's curiously worded. Considering Universal Display Corp licence OLED tech to other companies, it's possible they're working together - either directly, or through another company - but had to carefully word this.
Or, it could just be pure speculation on the CEO's part. Either way, this'll do nothing to deter the persistent rumours of a mid-generation upgrade. With Nintendo being one of E3 2021's headlining acts, we may not have to wait long to find out the truth.