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Nikkei: Nintendo Switch to be 25,000 yen (Roughly $250) [Up: Maybe speculation]

How much will the cheapest Nintendo Switch SKU cost in U.S. dollars?


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Sep 16, 2013
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http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGKKZO11376390W7A100C1ENK000/

Total assumption by Nikkei. Many are assuming this is the right ballpark and middle ground ($300 being too much for some).

Article was written as an opinion piece though a place like Nikkei...probably already knows the price for Japan with the types of insiders they have.

Finally, a website that did actual fact checking and read the full article before making assumptions.

This is way more accurate than the translation I posted before. Please read this:

Dualshockers: Nintendo Switch: No, Nikkei Didn’t Claim that the Price Will be 25,000 Yen
 

Oregano

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Mar 13, 2013
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I think this is a good price.

It would be good if a native speaker could have a look and confirm whether this is speculative or a leak though.
 

Plinko

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That might be $199-$229 in the United States.
 

Mpl90

Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
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Quoting myself from another thread

I've seen that the article is a few days old (posted on January 6th), I wonder why didn't anyone post it earlier. We need a good translation to see if the article describes that price as a guess or as something not vague, and especially a look at the complete article ( this is just an extract).

*lights human translation signal*
 

Cartho

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So $250 will mean £250 I'm guessing, since electronics companies have never heard of exchange rates and the idea of different currencies having different values is bizarre.
 

Sesuadra

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Thats a bit less than $250, but I gues they will use a pattern of 25.000 Yen/250 Dollars/250 Euros

Great pricepoint

Exactly. Good price and a price I'm easily willing to pay if everything else looks good too.
 

killatopak

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Price is right but I honestly expected lower/higher based on nintendo and how they need to catch up respectively.
 

-Pyromaniac-

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Lots of leaks have been pointing to this but nice to get another confirmation. Acceptable price as long as base storage isn't stingy as fuck.
 

JustenP88

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Aug 25, 2014
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That's the number I needed to see for a blind commitment. Fucking niiiiice.
 

cw_sasuke

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Oh shit...Day 1.

I guess the bundle w. Splatoon will be 30k Yen.
 
Sep 16, 2013
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Thats a bit less than $250, but I gues they will use a pattern of 25.000 Yen/250 Dollars/250 Euros

Exactly. And 32GB of storage according to rumors. I'm still expecting a $300 "premium" version.

Also don't forget guys, Micro SD cards aren't very expensive. I'm going to order the Samsung 200 GB one on Amazon ($70), that should last a while.
 

Flux

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Likely higher in Canadian dollars, but that's the price point I was hoping for. Like others have said, it's a good price for people who would have bought the handheld and the console for that Nintendo generation.
 

enzo_gt

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Will be a very impressive price-point if the battery life is longer than a 3DS.
 

Alienous

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Good, $200 would be better.

Even without third-party support it'll sell as a 'Nintendo Box' at the price-point. New Nintendo games + their back catalogue (Ocarina of Time on the go) is an appealing prospect at $250.
 

Oregano

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So $250 will mean £250 I'm guessing, since electronics companies have never heard of exchange rates and the idea of different currencies having different values is bizarre.

Rumour is £200 for us in the UK. I hope so.