Nintendo Has 'No Plans' To Lower Switch Price In U.S. Following European Price Cut

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Nintendo precocious announced it was permanently reducing the terms of the modular Switch exemplary successful the UK/Europe £279.99/€329.99 to £259.99/€269.99. That’s a bully small drop, the archetypal of its benignant since the instrumentality launched successful 2017, and it led galore to anticipation that a akin terms chopped was connected the mode for U.S stores. Unfortunately, that doesn’t look to beryllium the case, astatine slightest for the foreseeable future. 

Axios newsman Stephen Totilo (as surfaced by Video Games Chronicle) posted a tweet stating that helium spoke to Nintendo astir the anticipation of dropping the Switch terms connected our shores, with the institution saying it has “no plans” to bash the same.  

Nintendo tells maine yesterday's Switch terms driblet was conscionable for Europe (and the UK):

“The commercialized terms accommodation is for the European portion only. There are nary plans to alteration the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for immoderate Nintendo Switch exemplary successful the U.S.”

— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) September 14, 2021

“The commercialized terms accommodation is for the European portion only. There are nary plans to alteration the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for immoderate Nintendo Switch exemplary successful the U.S.,” reads the connection fixed to Totilo. 

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The Switch launched successful March of 2017 astatine $299.99, and it has maintained that terms since. Outside of the uncommon sale, the champion mode to get a cheaper Switch is buying the handheld-only Switch Lite, which launched successful 2019 and outgo $249.99. While immoderate person understandably been annoyed astir this stagnant terms point, Nintendo has small inducement to alteration things up. The Switch is 1 of the best-selling consoles ever and continues to execute well, moving implicit 89 cardinal full units arsenic of August 2021.   

Nintendo is presently gearing up to motorboat the $349.99 Switch OLED (pictured above), a caller exemplary that features an improved surface and different insignificant tweaks but runs connected the aforesaid interior hardware, truthful it’s not a existent successor the mode galore hoped it was anterior to its reveal. Nintendo gave a connection to Video Games Chronicle saying the European terms chopped was done to marque mode for the OLED, which launches October 8. 

“After cautiously weighing up a assortment of factors, including currency speech rates successful Europe and the upcoming motorboat of Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, we decided that present was the due clip to alteration the European commercialized terms of Nintendo Switch.” reads the statement.

I’m nary economist, but I tin lone presume the crushed the UK/Europe gets a terms chopped portion the U.S. doesn’t simply person to bash with the quality successful markets. The numbers whitethorn amusement small crushed to driblet the terms present yet portion Europe’s suggest otherwise. Or the institution has another crushed wholly due to the fact that Nintendo. If you’re an American gamer inactive holding retired connected a terms chopped earlier yet taking the plunge connected a Switch, you’ll conscionable person to beryllium diligent a portion longer. 

[Sources: Stephen Totilo via Video Games Chronicle]

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