As the aging Nintendo Switch continues to chug along with its record sales, rumors keep popping up for a Switch successor – all of which are untrue, according to Nintendo.
In an online press conference, president Shuntaro Furukawa outright stated that rumors of them sending out dev kits in the past year were false. He also denied the rumor that there was a closed room showing of the successor at this year’s Gamescom.
Furukawa did discuss the patent filing that drew attention last month about detachable screens that had many wondering if this might become the successor for the Switch. However, he stated that just because they patented the technology, doesn’t mean it would be used.
This isn’t the first time Nintendo has denied rumors regarding the Switch or its successor. A couple years back, they denied the reports by Bloomberg of 4K Switch dev kits being sent out. Which considering how much time has passed, they were honest about those statements.
The denial of these rumors doesn’t mean there is no Switch successor on the way, as such a console is inevitable considering how console releases have worked in the past.
For now, Nintendo is more than happy to continue to support the Switch in its current form with a plethora of titles coming in the future along with the recent announcement of a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate OLED bundle for Black Friday.