To everyone’s surprise, at the beginning of the week the big N surprised by announcing a permanent price drop on Nintendo Switch. Four and a half years after its launch, the hybrid console stopped costing € 330, as stores began to lower the price of Nintendo Switch (in its 2019 model) a 299€. After the consumers’ doubts, Nintendo confirmed that the price change was permanent, not being an occasional reduction.
Now, the question about whether the Nintendo Switch price drop will reach other countries has been answered, being regrettably negative, because it is a decision made in Europe, including UK. In addition, the Nintendo Switch Lite model maintains its price in all territories.
Nintendo tells me yesterday’s Switch price drop was just for Europe (and the UK):
“The trade price adjustment is for the European region only. There are no plans to change the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for any Nintendo Switch model in the U.S.”
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) September 14, 2021
There are not many clues to look for as to why the Nintendo Switch has now dropped its price by a minimum of € 30. The imminent arrival of a new model, called Nintendo Switch OLED, required a reduction in the current model, since without a reduction the difference was only 20 euros in its prices, which left the standard version practically incapable of competing in the market against its improved version.
Nintendo Switch OLED arrives in October
Nintendo Switch OLED will be released next October 8th with a new color, a new 7-inch OLED screen and 64GB of internal memory. The support at the back is widened and allows more positions. As for the dock, there is now a LAN port for you to play connected to the internet by cable and not by WiFi, which will help more fluid multiplayer games.
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