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Nintendo's Plan for Getting Multiple Switch in Every Household Starts With a New Bundle [Update: No Plans for a US Release]

Two cars in every garage, three Switches in every house.

News by Matt Kim, .

Update: In a statement to USgamer, Nintendo explained they "have no plans to release this configuration in the Americas.” So if you want that second Switch looks like you'll be paying full price.

Original Story

Japan is getting a Nintendo Switch bundle, or rather de-bundle, as it will only include the base Switch and set of Joy-Cons and no dock or other accessories. The set will be sold at a discounted price, and will only be available through the official My Nintendo Store.

The Switch package, which could be called the Dockless Switch bundle, will be priced at 26,978 yen (~$246 USD). You'll need to provide your own USB-C charger as it does not come with the AC Adapter. But hey at least it comes with a set of Joy-Con grips.

The package is sold at a near $50 discount as the full Switch bundle retails in Japan for 32,378 yen (~$295 USD).

Nintendo Switch dockless bundle.

The deal is presumably so that Nintendo can fulfil its promise of getting multiple Switch consoles in a single household. Nintendo said many times that it would be ideal if every member of a family had their own Switch. A point Nintendo reiterated during presentations to investors.

No word on whether the US or international markets will be getting similar deals. We reached out to Nintendo for comment. Perhaps we will hear something at Nintendo's E3 2018 press conference?

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  • Avatar for DrinkingWithSkeleton #1 DrinkingWithSkeleton 5 months ago
    "Househole?"
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  • Avatar for SIGGYZtar #2 SIGGYZtar 5 months ago
    I have seen refurbished AC adapters on eBay for about $20.

    But the Nintendo Switch is still $250+, something that many families will not consider for a gaming device at this point as the 2DS is still $80, and has a much bigger and cheaper library.Edited May 2018 by SIGGYZtar
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  • Avatar for hiptanaka #3 hiptanaka 5 months ago
    Good idea, but it should be cheaper. But I guess if the deal was too good, they would run the risk of losing people with some interest in playing on the TV to the dock-less bundle.
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  • Avatar for SIGGYZtar #4 SIGGYZtar 5 months ago
    @DrinkingWithSkeleton It's where you put your nuclear family.
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  • Avatar for The-Challenger #5 The-Challenger 5 months ago
    Adding a third SKU to the mix shouldn't hurt.
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  • Avatar for MetManMas #6 MetManMas 5 months ago
    I'm sure a budget unit will put a few more Switches in homes, but $250 is still a pretty hefty price tag. This is the very price that people were uncomfortable with paying for the 3DS.

    Oh well, it's a start. Maybe in the long run Nintendo can find a way to knock another $50 off the unit.
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  • Avatar for Sidewaystranger #7 Sidewaystranger 5 months ago
    What they should do is release a bundle with two switch units, two pairs of joy-cons, one dock, one AC adapter, no grips and a family plan for the Nintendo online service for $500. That way, they can fulfill their goal and give good value with free packed in games.
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  • Avatar for LBD_Nytetrayn #8 LBD_Nytetrayn 5 months ago
    @DrinkingWithSkeleton Like Bugs Bunny lives in.
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  • Avatar for AstroDemon #9 AstroDemon 5 months ago
    I barely play the one I own, but I guess I ended up with multiple 3DS handhelds somehow (and I still play those more than the Switch). Give me some good RPGs on the Switch and I'll think about it. :)
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