Now that Nintendo has slapped a price on Nintendo Switch, retailers have shared their reactions and I soon cast my mind back to GameSeek.
The online retailer opened pre-orders for Nintendo Switch at an irresistible £198.50 price point, with free shipping and a price guarantee that locked it in should the console be priced higher than they had expected.
That did happen, with Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima announcing at the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 that the console would be priced at £279.99 ($299.99). While they believe that it should be priced lower, GameSeek has confirmed that they will honour those that placed a pre-order at the lower price.
“Yes it’s really exciting – we are all looking forward to the launch of the Nintendo Switch here at GameSeek and not only myself but many staff members will be purchasing one! We all grew up playing Nintendo and eagerly look forward to playing this latest console,” GameSeek CEO Stephen Staley shared with MCV
“Sadly though I believe the price is too expensive it should have been £199.99. Nintendo had an amazing chance here to get off to a great start but I think £279 is too high. When we priced the Switch on our website for pre-order we did so at £198.50. We sold nearly a thousand units!
“Good news to our customers, though, for everyone that pre-ordered it at £198.50 we are going to honour all orders quite simply because I am extremely passionate about the video game industry and believe the customers deserved this at the £200 mark.”
Nintendo Switch will launch worldwide on Friday 3rd March, priced at £279.99 ($299.99).