It was once believed that the Nintendo Switch price would “be cheaper than even the vast majority expect,” with Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima adding that the home gaming system would not be sold at a loss.
Now, Let’s Play Video Games reports that GAME will plan to sell Nintendo Switch at £199.99 in the United Kingdom.
That’s according to two sources, who say that the specialist retailer has been notified of the wholesale price to retailers and that there will be separate SKUs for consumers to choose between. The basic SKU will be priced at £199.99, whereas a second SKU at £249.99 will include more internal storage and a bundled game. Meanwhile, Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers are expected to sell at £39.99.
Nintendo is limited in that they can only suggest a recommended retail price in Europe, with retailers left to choose how to price the hardware in competing to make their own profit.
It is believed that Nintendo Switch there will be near direct price conversion worldwide, which will apparently tie to Nintendo’s push toward the console being region free.
We will learn more at the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017, which will stream worldwide on 13th January 2017.