Nintendo currently has “no plans” to increase the price of the Nintendo Switch given the current economic situation.
The company confirmed this to Eurogamer after Sony announced a price increase for the PS5 yesterday.
The price stays the same
Nintendo refers to the statements made by company president Shuntaro Furukawa in June, which have not changed.
“While we cannot comment on pricing strategies, we have no current plans to change the price of our hardware due to inflation or increased procurement costs in individual countries,” he said at the time. “We will determine our future pricing strategies through careful and ongoing consideration.”
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“Although the final price to consumers is always determined by retailers, Mr. Furukawa explained that Nintendo has no plans to increase the retail price of its hardware.”
Nintendo is therefore a little clearer than Microsoft. The Xbox manufacturer, while confirming that Xbox prices are currently stable, otherwise only said: “We are constantly evaluating our business model in order to offer our fans great gaming opportunities.”
Nintendo recently announced that they would like to further reduce the size of the Switch packaging in order to save costs.