Nintendo is still keeping its Nintendo Switch cards close to its chest by taking its own sweet time in revealing the specifications and pricing of the gaming console, but speculations continue with a new report claiming that the gaming console from the Japanese video games maker could cost just $250.
That’s comparatively much cheaper than the prices of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during launch as well as their current prices. The report that claims to know the pricing of Nintendo Switch comes from Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei that states that the price of the Nintendo Switch will be JPY 25,000. Despite a direct currency conversion pegging the US price at around $213 chances are that international pricing could take it to $250.
The reason for this is the price of Nintendo’s previous consoles. At launch, the Wii cost JPY 25,000 (around $213) in Japan with the US price being $250. The difference is because the Japanese edition of the Wii did not include any bundled games while the US version did. In the past Nikkei reported that Nintendo stopped production of the Wii U, which the company vehemently denied despite it being true. This latest report is in line with previous ones suggesting a similar price point.
“UK specialist gaming retail chain GAME has been informed of the Nintendo Switch’s wholesale price to retailers, and is planning on selling their basic SKU (stock keeping unit) of the system in stores for £199.99,” a post on LetsPlayVideoGames reads.
“We have also learned that a separate SKU featuring more internal storage and a packed in game is planned to sell at £249.99. We have heard rumours as to what this pack in game is, but we currently have only one source on this information so we are unwilling to talk about that pack in title at this time. Both our sources have told us that additional Switch Pro Controllers are expected to sell at launch for £39.99 at GAME.”