We're not the only ones whispering and murmuring, though. Japanese newspaper Nikkei predicts the Switch will retail for around ¥25,000, or about $215 USD.
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Mind, that's not an exact prediction. Engadget consulted with a native Japanese speaker on staff and determined the number is "the average figure consumers should plan around, but not a straight prediction or figure taken from a source familiar with the matter."
Engadget points out Nikkei has made accurate predictions on Nintendo hardware in the past, including the 3DS's capabilities, the Wii U's launch price, and the existence of the Nintendo DSi. Nikkei's latest about the Switch's pricing also aligns with rumors about the Switch costing $250 USD at launch – though we don't know if Nintendo will skew towards the lower end of the conversion rate ($200 USD). That'd be nice. That'd be super-nice.
Join us later this week for tons of Switch news. Nintendo's live presentation starts at 11pm ET / 8pm PT on January 12 (that's 4am GMT / 5am CET on Friday, January 13).
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