Nintendo Switch to retail for lower than $250 based on Nikkei, which is normally bang on the cash

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Nintendo Switch doesn’t appear more likely to be as a lot of a pressure in your pockets as new consoles normally are.


Nintendo Switch will retail for round ¥25,000 in Japan, based on a Nikkei report.

The value level would place the Switch as cheaper than the Basic mannequin Wii U at launch (¥26,250) and rather more reasonably priced than present launch like PS4 Pro (¥44,980).

As translated by Engadget, the monetary paper didn’t cite an insider supply for the determine, merely indicating a ballpark for the Switch’s possible RRP.

Nevertheless it’s attention-grabbing, as a result of in terms of Nintendo Nikkei has glorious sources, typically scooping bulletins. If it’s assured sufficient within the determine to go public with it, even with no supply, it’s worthwhile bearing in mind in your Switch launch price range plans.

¥25,000 is about $213 at present change charges, however that doesn’t imply we will anticipate the Switch to go for that quantity within the US. Regional costs are set depending on a variety of elements together with taxes, foreign money fluctuations and native economies; simply take a look at the discrepancy between UK and European sport and costs, for instance.

Anyway, we’ll all discover out about it when Nintendo hosts a proper Switch launch reveal event this week.

The occasion ought to reply our burning questions on launch software program and the Switch’s , too. Nintendo has additionally stated it’ll have some surprises for us, as we haven’t seen all the pieces the console can do but, apparently.