Once the consoles have been in the market for years, it is normal for their price to be reduced to attract more customers and take advantage of lower production costs. This is why many wonder if the same thing will happen soon on Nintendo Switch. If you are one of them, you should know that Nintendo has already clarified the situation.
In a recent question-and-answer session with investors (via JapaneseNintendo), Shuntaro Furukawa, current president of Nintendo, was questioned about future plans for the price of Nintendo Switch. Given this, the manager made it clear that his intention is to maintain the value of his hardware and that is why the price will not change, or at least will not in the near future.
We want to maintain the value of our product as much as possible. At this time there are no plans to reduce the price at this time.
It should be mentioned that in the presentation Furukawa also mentioned that they do not foresee that reductions in the production costs of the Nintendo Switch are coming. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why they don’t even consider reducing the price of the console that is being a success in sales in various parts of the world.
It should be noted that this news does not come as a surprise either. After all, in September Nintendo launched the Nintendo Switch Lite as an economical alternative to its hybrid console. In addition, on previous occasions they had ruled out the possibility of reducing the price of this console.
In other news, unlike other online stores, Amazon chose to launch a model with more restrictions so that buyers do not usually experience adverse situations that occur in other sales spaces on the network. This decision applies to all and for those dedicated selling Nintendo products, there is important news about it.
According to a report from Gamesindustry.biz, Amazon sent a statement to its vendors stating that as of October 31 of this year, those who want to sell a product in which Nintendo appears as a developer, will have to have approval from the Japanese company.
This means that products such as consoles, controls, devices and Nintendo’s first-party games cannot be sold on Amazon if they do not have the endorsement of the company, a different situation for those titles developed by third-party studios, since they will not apply the measure and may be sold as it has been for a long time.
In this regard, the Amazon statement refers to the following.
If you have not obtained approval for the sale of these products before October 31, 2019, your publications will be withdrawn.
According to the information, Amazon ensures that this measure is due to its efforts to provide the best possible experience for buyers.
It seems that as Nintendo and Tencent are working to bring and place Switch in the Chinese market, the most important worldwide, the same is done so that the company in that country can expand its franchises to other territories. This is according to a recent report that accounts for recent activity of the relationship between the two companies.
Although Nintendo and Tencent continue with their plans for the debut of Switch in China, where a presentation was made in ChinaJoy 2019, the government has not given authorization for the console to be distributed and sold. However, both companies are still working in anticipation of the official debut, but there is information that suggests reciprocity of this agreement.
According to a report by Daniel Ahmad, an analyst at Niko Partners, Tencent is already working to take their games to Switch, apparently both locally and internationally, this according to a vacancy published by the Chinese company in which a developer is looking for make ports of the Tencent games for Switch.