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Nintendo has “no plans” to raise the price of the Switch

Sony's on its own.

Like Microsoft before it, Nintendo has today reiterated that it will not be raising the price of the Switch in the fact of rising global inflation.

In fact, Nintendo said it first, today reminding people of a statement from President Shuntaro Furukawa back in June.

“While we cannot comment on pricing strategies, we currently do not have any plans to change the price of our hardware due to inflation or increased procurement costs in each country,” Furukawa said back at the time, as it reminded Eurogamer.

“We will determine our future pricing strategies through careful and continued deliberations,” he continued.

Here in Australia, the Switch’s RRP is $469 AUD, and the Switch OLED RRP is $539 AUD… though you can generally find the console at cheaper prices. At Amazon Australia, you can grab the Switch for $398 AUD or the Switch OLED for $489 AUD.

Queries to Nintendo came after news earlier this week that Sony would raise the price of the PS5 in a number of markets including Australia.

PlayStation’s Jim Ryan said “the global economic environment” alongside “high global inflation rates, as well as adverse currency trends” were to blame for the price hike; the cost of the current-gen system was not raised in the USA.



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