Friday, October 20The Voice of London

Did Nintendo just reveal the price of the Switch?

You can thank Toys R Us for this leak…

Reporter: Joseph Carey | Sub-Editor: Jack Leslie

Although Nintendo has stated they wouldn’t be revealing any further information about the Nintendo Switch until next year, it appears the Canadian arm of Toys R Us believes the system is going to launch for $329.99 CAD or roughly £200 for us in the UK. Not as bad as we all thought when we saw the reveal!

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If this price point is to be believed it’s going to place the system in an extremely competitive position – sitting alongside the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which go for around £250 each.

The leaked listing from Toys R Us also lines up with a further report from Let’s Play Video Games that claims retailer GAME will be selling the system for £199.99 with a second model featuring with more internal storage and presumably a game bundled in for £249.99. 

epa05443301 A statue of Nintendo Co.'s video game character Super Mario stands at the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan, 27 July 2016. Nintendo Co. reported a fiscal first quarter loss of 24.53 billion yen (232.1 million US dollars) in spite of the global success of the Pokemon Go game, which the company holds a 32 percent stake in Pokemon Co. who jointly developed the augmented-reality game with Niantic Inc.  EPA/KIYOSHI OTA
EPA/KIYOSHI OTA

Nintendo’s previous console, the Wii U, was priced at £250 and was sold at a loss due to profits being made on the software sold after the hardware was in people’s hands.

However the company previously stated it wouldn’t be selling the Switch at a loss, implying the manufacturing costs of this device are significantly cheaper than that of the Wii U.

Nintendo won’t be giving further details about their upcoming console until January.

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