The Nintendo Switch may not hit your wallet nearly as hard as you thought that it would!
People have become pretty accustomed to the steadily-rising console prices over the year, the Nintendo Switch may just be… switching things up (is that still funny?).
According to a report released by Nikkeki (translated by Engaget), consumers should plan to pay approximately ¥25,000 for the Switch (which translates to around $215 as of right now). That really isn’t that much for a console if you think about it – the basic Wii U model was ¥26,250 upon its initial launch, and the PlayStation 4 is currently selling for ¥44,980.
It’s important to keep in mind however that console prices are most often not direct currency translations. Prices are based on a number of different factors that vary throughout the world. The Wii U sold for $299 upon its US launch, and the PS4 Pro is currently $399. Despite that, the ¥25,000 price tag still sounds promising for perspective buyers – especially considering how spot-on Nikkei usually is with their information.
Though the Switch’s potential, and quite reasonable, launch price is an exciting prospect, nothing is set in stone as of now. Nikkei has stated that its price estimate is just that – an estimate, based on information that it has collected thus far – and that it has no word on an official price at this time. There’s a chance that we won’t have to speculate much longer though. With Nintendo hosting a Switch event this Friday, January 13, an official price reveal could be just around the corner if we’re lucky.