Nintendo has left us with a new Direct focused on upcoming releases for Nintendo Switch, and unsurprisingly, we’ve gotten some new details surrounding the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdomwhat reach to stores next May 12. The surprise, however, has come with the price, since in the end, Nintendo has also decided to raise the price of its games.
Nintendo games raise the price
Before you get your hands on your head, we must clarify that not all games will be affected by the price increase. First of all, we will have The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which, as we can see in the Nintendo Store, will hit stores on May 12 with a price of 69.99 euros. This represents an increase of 10 euros compared to the traditional price with which Nintendo games arrived on the shelves, so it is a hard stick for the pockets of many users.
Nintendo has not gone into detail about the reason for the increase, but considering that both Sony, Microsoft and many other publishers have been forced to raise prices due to inflation, it was expected that the Japanese would do the same sooner or later. .
It won’t be all the games
Still, it won’t be something that is officially established in every game. A representative of Nintendo has told Polygon that they will study on a case-by-case basis to determine if they modify the recommended price of the games, so not all Switch titles could be affected.
The proof is that both Pikmin 4 as Advance Wars 1+2 They continue to maintain the label of 59.99 euros, and they are games that hit stores in July and April respectively.
You can buy Zelda cheaper
The good news is that the pre-order periods allow you to get the games a little cheaper, and that is what is happening with Tears of the Kingdom, which can be pre-ordered right now on Amazon with a price of 64,99 euros5 euros cheaper than the new official price that the game will have in May.
This discount is not an extremely aggressive reduction, but at least it will serve to make up the launch of the expected title a bit, with which the increase of 10 euros could be a problem for many users.
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