Japanese newspaper Nikkei always know the details before things get official. They successfully called the Nintendo DSi, as well as key details of the 3DS and came pretty close to the Wii U’s launch price too. Now, the paper has a ballpark price for the Nintendo Switch as well.
According to them, Nintendo’s next console will sell for ¥25,000 in Japan. That’s about $215 at today’s current exchange rate.
Take it with a grain of salt for now: Nikki has a good track record, but international pricing can be tricky even for the best. Anyway, international pricing probably won’t directly correlate to the exchange rate. Here’s an example: The Wii U sold for $299 at US launch, compared to ¥26,250, which actually cost more than US models due to a strong Yen. So take the rumored Japanese price as a ballpark figure. The Nintendo Switch will probably sell for about $250 in the US.
Nintendo should officially announce more details about the console, including price, on January 13th. Hopefully, the prediction here is accurate. Remember, the Switch will have to compete with falling Xbox One and PlayStation 4 prices too. So the price sounds about right. We should know for sure very soon at any rate.
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