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mdubs
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(11-13-2016, 11:08 PM)
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Toysrus.ca has a placeholder listing up for Nintendo Switch for $329.99 CAD. That's roughly $245 USD, so that would suggest a $249.99 price point. Obviously take it with a grain of salt, but still an oddly specific number to list it at if it is just a temporary price.

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index....ctId=115713676

purseowner
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(11-13-2016, 11:09 PM)
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Yes please.
oti
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(11-13-2016, 11:10 PM)
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250 sounds pretty good.
barneystuta83
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(11-13-2016, 11:10 PM)
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Do Toys R Us have a price guarantee for Pre orders?
Heyt
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(11-13-2016, 11:10 PM)
Sadly this means nothing. But that pricing would be great.
Neoxon
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(11-13-2016, 11:10 PM)
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That'd be the sweet-spot for Nintendo in terms of pricing. Hopefully that turns out to be the actual price (yes, I'm aware that this is a placeholder, but still).
//ARCANUM
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(11-13-2016, 11:10 PM)
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That would be an absolutely killer price point. I really hope this is what it ends up being. Won't even be a question for me to get one.
Dabanton
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(11-13-2016, 11:10 PM)
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Acceptable for me.
Mitch
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(11-13-2016, 11:10 PM)
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$250 would be extremely reasonable.
novabolt
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(11-13-2016, 11:10 PM)
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Wow, what is life?
Toki767
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(11-13-2016, 11:11 PM)
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Wii launch price would be a smart move.
Eolz
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(11-13-2016, 11:11 PM)
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1) it's not the first placeholder price
2) it's a placeholder price, just like the ones putting it at 400$, 999$, etc. No need to make news out of that.
Tripon
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(11-13-2016, 11:11 PM)
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If I'm Canadian, I would jump at this price. If they raise it, you're locked in, if they drop it, you can always cancel or they will drop it down to keep the pace.
CO_Andy
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(11-13-2016, 11:11 PM)
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making console prices great again
TheDinoman
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(11-13-2016, 11:11 PM)
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350?!?!!? ARE YOU FUCKING JOKING NINT-

oh wait it's $250 in us dollars lol

That'd be nice, thought it seems to be a placeholder more than anything else at the moment.
Rodin
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(11-13-2016, 11:11 PM)
While i'ts just a placeholder that likely doesn't mean anything, i do think that this is going to be the actual price of the system.
NinjaCoachZ
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(11-13-2016, 11:11 PM)
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That's the perfect price point if so. Would be really happy if this ended up being true.

Not happy about the exchange rate though. Booo.
Greatest Ever
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(11-13-2016, 11:11 PM)
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Better have some killer apps
Kyrios
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(11-13-2016, 11:11 PM)
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Oh sweet Jesus let that be real lol
Orayn
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(11-13-2016, 11:11 PM)
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Still expecting 300 USD but lower would be very welcome.
Voysa Reezun
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(11-13-2016, 11:12 PM)
If that's not just a placeholder, Nintendo will get a pre-order from me at that price...

...assuming they allow them OAH HO HO HO HO HO
mdubs
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(11-13-2016, 11:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Eolz

1) it's not the first placeholder price
2) it's a placeholder price, just like the ones putting it at 400$, 999$, etc. No need to make news out of that.

Differentiated by how specific it is. Companies rarely list it at anything other than a round number (like the ones you've quoted) unless there is some truth to it.
Last edited by mdubs; 11-13-2016 at 11:14 PM.
Cmerrill
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(11-13-2016, 11:12 PM)
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Can't wait for the console to come out in small batches and watching the scalpers on Kijiji
Don.Abbade
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(11-13-2016, 11:12 PM)
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Pretty Good price
bomblord1
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(11-13-2016, 11:12 PM)
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That would be a great price and completely reasonable for what we are getting. It would be an auto instant purchase for me.
Rash
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(11-13-2016, 11:13 PM)
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Placeholders aside, I've always considered the base package to be $250 or $249.99.

After the Wii, that's just smart pricing, especially with the competition offering deals on their consoles and bundles. Anyone predicting Nintendo going for $350 or above is nuts.

I'm also firmly staying in the "one SKU" camp. It'll be one system, one price. Maybe Nintendo (or retailers) will offer a discount on the first game bought with the system, sort of giving a "bundle-like" incentive but that's it. Key for Nintendo is keeping the Switch cheap and easy to understand. One price, limited hardware options, but hopefully abundant software options at launch and in launch window. Just offer a product that people want; don't bank on the idea that added incentives will justify additional SKUs or bundles at higher prices. The Switch should be one reasonably priced thing. Period.
Last edited by Rash; 11-13-2016 at 11:16 PM.
friskykillface
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(11-13-2016, 11:13 PM)
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Still think it'll be $299 with a demo disc or voucher to the eshop for a game
$250 would be great though


Black Friday 2017 switch bundle will be lit 😎
Jawbreaker
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(11-13-2016, 11:13 PM)
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That's the highest price they should launch it at, but it's a meaningless placeholder like all the others. Let's just wait for the unveil.
kewlmyc
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(11-13-2016, 11:13 PM)
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$250 sounds about right.
Sealtest
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(11-13-2016, 11:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Eolz

1) it's not the first placeholder price
2) it's a placeholder price, just like the ones putting it at 400$, 999$, etc. No need to make news out of that.



Most of the time when these prices go up on a Canadian website they don't change unless our dollar tanks. Only time I remember them changing the final price of items was when they thought they could charge $59.99 for Nintendo first part 3ds games then eventually dropped the price down.
Eolz
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(11-13-2016, 11:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by mdubs

Differentiated by how specific it is.

So if it was 545$, that would have been more believable than the 399 ones because it's more specific?
terrible
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(11-13-2016, 11:14 PM)
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$330 CAD would be more like $230 USD since they typcally charge more than just the straight conversion here in Canada.
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(11-13-2016, 11:14 PM)
It doesn't feel like it'll be worth any more than that. So here's hoping that's the final price.
robotrock
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(11-13-2016, 11:15 PM)
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Usually place holder prices are more expensive than the actual price...and with this one being so specific...maybe it is the real price?
//ARCANUM
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(11-13-2016, 11:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Eolz

1) it's not the first placeholder price
2) it's a placeholder price, just like the ones putting it at 400$, 999$, etc. No need to make news out of that.

I definitely recognize it's a placeholder, but the number they chose seems oddly specific. Like if it was place holder, why not 299, 399, etc. Why 329?
-shadow-
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(11-13-2016, 11:15 PM)
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Seems about right for just a base price.
BitStyle
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(11-13-2016, 11:15 PM)
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$250 would be a great price. Leaves them some wiggle room to drop it to $200 eventually as well.
Kyrios
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(11-13-2016, 11:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by friskykillface

Black Friday 2017 switch bundle will be lit 😎

"Nintendo Switch: Free with a purchase of a PS4 Pro or Xbox Scorpio!"
dakun
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(11-13-2016, 11:16 PM)
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that's the maximum i'd probably pay for it so lets hope it stays that way.
Opa-Pa
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(11-13-2016, 11:16 PM)
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Day one if final. Anything higher would have to wait a couple of months.
Stabby McSter
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(11-13-2016, 11:16 PM)
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$245USD?

FUCKIN CHEAP ASS PRODUCT NOT BUYING IT PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTTT
KingSnake
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(11-13-2016, 11:16 PM)
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$250 would be ideal.

It's interesting even as a placeholder price because there isn't too much room to be safe from their side if people would preorder at this price.
mdubs
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(11-13-2016, 11:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Eolz

So if it was 545$, that would have been more believable than the 399 ones because it's more specific?

You know that's not the same thing as the case here.
Anth0ny
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(11-13-2016, 11:16 PM)
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that's the right price




also fuck you canadian dollar
darkwing
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(11-13-2016, 11:16 PM)
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$250 is a great price point, they would sell a lot of these
//ARCANUM
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(11-13-2016, 11:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stabby McSter

$245USD?

FUCKIN CHEAP ASS PRODUCT NOT BUYING IT PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTTT

Boke1879
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(11-13-2016, 11:17 PM)
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As of now this doesn't mean shit. Will wait for the Japan event.
Pastry
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(11-13-2016, 11:17 PM)
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If it's $250 then I'm in day 1 for sure, as long as the new Zelda is there too.
Tratorn
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(11-13-2016, 11:18 PM)
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249$ is what I'm expecting, 200-229$ is what I am hoping for.
NinjaCoachZ
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(11-13-2016, 11:18 PM)
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What I'm curious about is Nintendo's history of putting an "experimental" game, bundled with their systems (e.g. Wii Sports, Nintendo Land). Would that be the "standard" Switch SKU? I'd be surprised if the Switch is released completely standalone. So assuming this price is legit, would that end up being the price of the standard bundle?

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