The hybrid console has reduced its official sale price in the old continent to 299 euros.
Nintendo fans found this Monday with news that is not at all common in this company: the Big N has reduced the price of Nintendo Switch in Europe for the standard model of the console. Now, the “base” version of Nintendo Switch and its 2019 revision go to cost 299 euros on the old continent, to further distance itself from the starting price of the Nintendo Switch OLED. However, this descent will not be replicated in North America, and more specifically, in the United States.
There are no plans to change the price in the US.Nintendo of AmericaIn an official statement offered to Stephen Totilo, director of Axios and former editor-in-chief of Kotaku, a representative of Nintendo of America Confirms that the console will not drop in price in the US: “The price adjustment is for the European region only. There are no plans to change the price Manufacturer’s Recommended Retail Price for any Nintendo Switch model in the U.S“This news may seem like a setback for North American users, but if anything, the price reduction in Europe has been made to match the real price of Nintendo Switch between regions.
As a representative of Nintendo Europe now explains to Eurogamer, the drop in prices in Europe is mainly due to current currency changes, coupled with the launch of the new console. “After carefully considering various factors, including currency exchange rates in Europe and the upcoming release of the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, we have decided that now is the right time to change the retail price of Nintendo Switch in Europe. “
Nintendo Switch OLED will be available next October 8, with a recommended price of 349.95 euros in Europe. For its part, Nintendo Switch (standard model) is now available for 299.95 euros, while the Nintendo Switch Lite model remains at 219.95 euros. This morning the new Nintendo Switch update was published in advance of the arrival of its OLED model, with support for Bluetooth audio and specific functions for the new console dock. Likewise, coinciding with the launch of this model, we remind you that the new Metroid Dread will be available next month.
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