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For those keeping count, Nintendo has said on three separate occasions that they won’t be increasing the price of the Switch. Rumblings of console price increases started when Sony was cagey with their response to a question about a PS5 price hike, and now we know why, as the company has indeed raised the price in a number of regions. When Sony was first asked that question, Nintendo repeatedly said they wouldn’t be bumping the Switch’s price.
Now that Sony has gone through with the price hike, Nintendo was once again asked about the same thing happening to Switch. You should definitely know the answer by now, but just in case you’re still worried, Nintendo is here to assuage fears once more. Nintendo will not be increasing the Switch’s price, and you can read their latest statement on the matter below.
“As our president Mr Furukawa stated at the 82nd Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in June:
“‘While we cannot comment on pricing strategies, we currently do not have any plans to change the price of our hardware due to inflation or increased procurement costs in each country. We will determine our future pricing strategies through careful and continued deliberations.’
“While the final price to consumers is always determined by retailers, as Mr Furukawa stated, Nintendo has no plans to increase the trade price of its hardware.”