The announcement is set to come on January 12 when the company will broadcast a live stream of its press conference to the world.
Until then, all we have to go on are a few rumors of the console’s price, which have varied wildly between sources, and they paint a pretty interesting picture.
Nintendo Switch price in the UK?
A recent report has revealed that the expected launch price for the basic Nintendo Switch SKU will be £199.99. There’s expected to be another pricing tier for a more premium model that has higher storage and a game included that will be priced at £249.99.
The report comes from LetsPlayVideoGames, who claim to have heard the information from two reliable sources close to UK retailer, Game.
The report also revealed that the Switch Pro controllers are expected to sell for £39.99.
It’s important to note that these prices aren’t recommended retail prices from Nintendo itself as the company doesn’t set RRPs for consoles in the UK. However, if accurate, it gives us a relatively solid idea of what the console’s launch price will be in the UK.
Though this is just the price point for one UK retailer, Nintendo is apparently planning for pricing to be “close to direct conversion price comparable across regions” as part of its push to make the console region free which allows us to estimate what the launch prices could be elsewhere.
Nintendo Switch price in the US?
If the report from LetsPlayVideoGames proves to be accurate, this means we can estimate that the console is likely to launch in the US for $249.99 and $299.99.
Nintendo Switch price in Australia?
Rumors so far have suggested that the Australian pricing for the Switch could range from $390 all the way up to $560.
We were praying it wouldn’t go anywhere near as high as $560, fortunately the direct conversion price from the UK pricing leak suggests that the console is likely to cost around $330 or $415 depending on which SKU you choose to go for.