- The Nintendo Switch price is rumoured to be between $300 and $350
- Nintendo will use its January 12 event to show off games and launch plans
- March 2017 is its release month
The Nintendo Switch may have had a brief albeit effective reveal via three minute video from Nintendo, but there’s still many questions left unanswered.
Of these the biggest are its price and release date. Nintendo has confirmed that we will know these details on January 12 at a presentation that will be live streamed.
“This will be an event for invited media, financial analysts and trade partners in Tokyo that will be globally livestreamed on Jan. 12, US time. The presentation will include the launch date and pricing for Nintendo Switch, as well as a look at the lineup of games currently in development. The presentation will include the launch date and pricing for Nintendo Switch, as well as a look at the lineup of games currently in development,” a statement from the company reads.
For now, there’s no exact release date save for the reveal video ending with “coming soon March 2017”.Several reports pegged the price of the Switch to be on the higher side compared to the Wii.
“A long-in-the-works revamp to the company’s consoles — the NX, with reveal coming next week — is liable to come at a price that will result in a “major” disappointment for volume sales, the firm Macquarie says,” according to a post on investor website Seeking Alpha. “Speculation is putting the price of the new console between $300 and $350, in line with competing consoles, vs. the Wii’s former discount to rival boxes from Sony and Microsoft.”