Earlier this month, rumours began circulating after Tokyo-based consultancy Kantan Games’ CEO Serkan Toto,  Toto told Games Industry, “There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Nintendo will launch a “Switch Pro” in 2020, my guess is at $399. More specifically, I predict 4K support, bigger cartridge sizes, and course, beefed-up components.” He even predicted the release date, noting, ” I also think the device will launch after the summer holidays to counter the roll-out the PS5 and next-gen Xbox later in the year – along with a first-party, system-seller game.”

Nintendo Has "No Plans" To Launch A Switch Pro Model This Year Despite PredictionsChristian Petersen/Getty s

However, Nintendo has come to crush everyone’s dreams. In a corporate management policy briefing, the company’s president and CEO, Shuntaro Furukawa, denied any truth to these predictions. “Regarding Nintendo Switch,” the statement said, “we believe that it is important to continue to communicate the appeal both Nintendo Switch systems and expand the installed base. Please note that we have no plans to launch a new Nintendo Switch model during 2020.” Instead, the company’s focus will be on the current, existing Switch model. “We feel that we have not yet fully communicated the special features and appeal Nintendo Switch Lite, so we will continue to address this going forward.” While this news may be disappointing to some avid gamers,  did announce that they’d be launching an Animal Crossing: New Horizons inspired Switch model, arriving March 13th.