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Nintendo Switch => Switch Hardware => Topic started by: Æon on Sep 07, 2022, 01:06 PM

Title: Will the Nintendo Switch ever see a price drop?
Post by: Æon on Sep 07, 2022, 01:06 PM
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QuoteIn a recent interview with Nikkei Asia, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said the company has no plans "at this point" to increase the price of the Switch. Despite "rising production and shipping costs" for the system, Furukawa said Nintendo wants to "avoid pricing people out" of its console ecosystem (a worry apparently not shared by Meta, which recently raised the asking price of its Quest 2 VR headset).

While some are overreading the "at this point" phrasing as suggestive of a future Switch price increase, all this talk has us focused on some different questions. Namely, why haven't we seen a price drop for the Nintendo Switch in the last five-plus years? And can we ever expect Nintendo to offer the system for less than its launch price?

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/08/will-the-nintendo-switch-ever-see-a-price-drop/