Nintendo Switch Might Sell at $249/£199.99 [Rumor]

Nintendo Switch Might Sell at $249/£199.99 [Rumor]

Rumors of the UK pricing for the Nintendo Switch are out and about.

We're back again with another Nintendo Switch report from Let's Play Video Games, who correctly called several Switch details ahead of its reveal. This time Let's Play has confirmed with anonymous sources that major UK retailer GAME will be selling the Nintendo Switch at £199.99.

This is not manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), where Nintendo gets to set the retail price. In the UK and certain other regions, retailers set their own prices. That said, most retailers won't sell a system at a loss, so you can expect this price to line up to what Nintendo would've set as the MSRP regardless.

Nintendo will also reportedly have a premium bundle, featuring more internal storage and a pack-in title, just like the launch Wii U Deluxe system. That version is supposed to sell at £249.99. Switch Pro controllers are rumored to go for £39.99 at GAME.

Prices don't convert directly over, but with current exchange rates, that would put the US price of the Nintendo Switch at $249. The premium model would be around $300 ($312 in a direct conversion) and the Switch Pro controller would be $49. These seem to be reasonable prices, putting the "starter" Switch model $50 below the PlayStation 4 Slim and Xbox One S. I would aim for a $100 cushion, but Nintendo is adamant about not selling the system at a loss.

The Nintendo Switch is coming out in undisclosed regions on March 2017.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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