One of the big questions hovering over the Nintendo Switch is just how much it will cost. If it can’t compete with Sony and Microsoft in terms of raw power, can it command a similar price at the tills? A report from Let’s Play Video Games – who have been on the money with a large number of games industry leaks – suggests that Game are planning to sell the basic SKU for £199.99 when it’s released in March of next year.
A separate SKU features more internal storage and a game bundled in with the console, which will cost £249.99, while additional Switch Pro Controllers will fetch £39.99 at Game.
One thing to note is that Nintendo do not set UK RRP for their consoles, but with two sources saying the same things to Let’s Play Video Games and the place Game holds in the UK retail sector, this feels like a pretty safe bet.
Starting at £200, this does undercut the RRP of the base PS4 and Xbox One by £50, but those are both regularly discounted and often sold with a game included in the box. Still, it feels to me like an attractive price point for a new console. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
For official confirmation, we’ll likely have to wait until January, when Nintendo have said they will next talk openly about the console.