Since the Nintendo Switch was announced last week, and will be releasing by March of next year, people have been wondering what, exactly the Nintendo Switch price would even be. Now, while it hasn’t been revealed yet, Nintendo has said that it will be fairly close to customer expectations.
However, Nintendo has also said that they won’t be selling the Switch at a loss, meaning that it won’t be cheaper than what it costs for Nintendo to make one. This means that Nintendo will be learning from its mistakes on overpricing the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo Wii U when they were first released, making them prohibitively expensive and thus turning off potential customers and guiding them towards cheaper consoles instead.
Many people have already been speculating that the Nintendo Switch price will be around $299. That’s fifty dollars cheaper than the current price for an Xbox One or a Playstation 4. While the slim variants of both consoles are going to be cheaper (both costing $299), Nintendo being one of the cheaper options for consoles could probably help to attract a large number of gamers that would like a cheaper alternative to the Wii U.
However, the Nintendo Switch’s success would also count on what sorts of games that Nintendo has for it on launch. While The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will likely be a very good launch title for the game, other games from Mario and the other possible third-party games that we’re going to be getting will also be important in attracting new players.
Either way, hopefully the Nintendo Switch price will be a good success for Nintendo, especially given the amount of excitement that came out with its trailer and all of the announcements that came with it. Now, we just have to wait and see what other information is revealed to us next year.