Nintendo has cut the price of the Nintendo Switch in Europe, however the identical low cost won’t be provided in the US. A spokesperson informed Axios’ Stephen Totilo that the value reduce was particularly for Europe, and there aren’t any plans–at least not proper now–to provide an analogous worth drop for the US.
“The trade price adjustment is for the European region only. There are no plans to change the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for any Nintendo Switch model in the U.S,” Nintendo mentioned.
A worth reduce on the Change additionally went into effect in Canada, however no such low cost will likely be obtainable for US customers. The console will nonetheless be bought for $300.
Explaining the value reduce for Europe, Nintendo mentioned the choice got here right down to currency exchange rates and the forthcoming launch of the Switch OLED model in October.
It is not powerful to see why Nintendo is not discounting the Change within the US. Simply this week, the NPD Group reported that the Change was as soon as once more the best-selling console in the US during August, outpacing gross sales of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Collection X|S.
As of June 30, the Change has bought more than 89 million units and more than 630 million games. The OLED mannequin launches on October 8 and represents the largest change to the transportable console because the Change Lite in 2019. The OLED mannequin has an OLED display screen and different updates, however it’s not the rumored Change Professional system which will or might not truly be actual. For extra on the Change OLED, take a look at GameSpot’s preview, “Nintendo Switch OLED Hands-On: It Isn’t The Console’s True Successor, And That’s Just Fine.”
In different information, the most recent firmware replace for the Nintendo Change added Bluetooth support.