A recent leak has surfaced online stating that a new Nintendo Switch model is now in production, disclosing technical information as well as a release date.

Although Nintendo announced the Switch OLED earlier this month, rumors of a 4K-capable hybrid console from the Japanese gaming giant continued to circulate. Indeed, some industry analysts believe the OLED model was meant for the alleged Pro model but was cut back because to the ongoing worldwide chip shortage.

Some speculate that the 4K model supplied to game developers was for the Nintendo Switch 2, the successor to the original device. The latter appears to be supported by the most recent set of details provided on YouTube by Nate The Hate, a well-known Nintendo insider.

The insider said Nintendo might release the 4K Switch over the holiday season of 2022 or in the early months of 2023. The informant also revealed that the Nintendo Switch 2 would support 4K gaming thanks to Nvidia's AI-powered DLSS technology.

Furthermore, in the YouTube video, Nate The Hate stated that unique titles for the said Switch model are in the works. According to the insider, the games' Xbox and PlayStation adaptations are also in the works.

While this is fantastic news, especially for Nintendo Switch fans, the next version may include substantial modifications that make the system's backward compatibility feature challenging to use. On the other hand, Nintendo will almost certainly find a solution to this possible problem, according to the insider.

The Japanese gaming behemoth has already denied that a 4K Nintendo Switch is in the works. Last month, Bloomberg claimed that Nintendo has already shipped out 4K-capable Switch dev kits to game developers.

"A news report on Sept. 30, 2021 (JST) falsely claims that Nintendo is supplying tools to drive game development for a Nintendo Switch with 4K support. To ensure correct understanding among our investors and customers, we want to clarify that this report is not true," Nintendo said in a Sept. 30 tweet.

"We also want to restate that, as we announced in July, we have no plans for any new model other than Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, which will launch on Oct. 8, 2021," the company said in a follow-up tweet.

With Nintendo continuing to refute reports of a new hybrid system in the works, players should take the latest Nintendo Switch 2 leak with a grain of salt.

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