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‘No Plans’ For Nintendo Switch Price Cut In United States After European Price Drop

With the Nintendo Switch OLED simply across the nook, Nintendo just lately noticed match to drop the Switch’s value to £259.99 within the UK and €299.99 in Europe. It doesn’t appear {that a} Switch value drop shall be following go well with within the U.S., at the very least not any time quickly.

In a brand new assertion, Nintendo instructed Axios reporter Stephen Totilo that there are “no plans” for a value drop within the U.S. It will stay at $299, at the very least in the interim.

“The commerce value adjustment is for the European area solely. There are not any plans to alter the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for any Nintendo Switch mannequin within the U.S,” a Nintendo spokesperson mentioned.

Earlier at this time, the NPD Group revealed that the Nintendo Switch was once again the best-selling console for the month of August, and stays the best-selling console of 2021. However, the PlayStation 5 at present has the Switch beat by way of greenback gross sales.

With gross sales persevering with to be sturdy, Nintendo clearly sees no motive to chop the value of the bottom mannequin, even with the upgraded Switch OLED lower than a month away.

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First launched in 2017, the Nintendo Switch is on tempo to be one in every of Nintendo’s most profitable consoles ever. With some 89 million models bought, it has surpassed each the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 — not dangerous contemplating that the Switch has been in the marketplace for 4 years, whereas the Xbox 360 and PS3 era lasted practically a decade. The Switch is at present closing in on the Nintendo Wii, which bought a bit greater than 100 million models in its lifetime.

The Nintendo Switch continues to thrive due to a mixture of well-liked indie video games like Hades and Nintendo exclusives like New Pokémon Snap. The vacation season will see the discharge of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl in addition to Shin Megami Tensei 5, with Pokémon: Legends Arceus to observe in January.

Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN.

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