There have been rumors circling around that the base model Nintendo Switch would be getting a price cut, as a French retailer was already showing that. And many people felt this would happening because of the arrival of the Nintendo Switch OLED, which arrives in October. But the question was, would Nintendo pull the trigger on that? Well, yes and no. Yes, they did do that…but only in Europe.
The new price for the base model Nintendo Switch in the UK and Europe is now going to be £259.99 and €299.99, respectively. Whereas before the Nintendo Switch was £279.99 and €329.99. It may seem like a small difference, but it absolutely matters, and Nintendo realizes that:
“Nintendo of Europe is changing the European trade price of the Nintendo Switch console to retailers,” a Nintendo spokesperson told Eurogamer in a provided statement. “More than four and a half years after its first release, Nintendo Switch continues to have strong sales momentum in Europe. After carefully weighing up a variety of factors, including currency exchange rates in Europe and the upcoming launch of Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, we decided that now was the appropriate time to change the European trade price of Nintendo Switch.”
What remains to be seen is whether Japan and the United States will be getting such price cuts. We actually talked about this on the latest episode of the Nintendo Entertainment Podcast, and we’ll be sure to discuss this update next episode.