Nintendo Switch: first price cut since release?

Nintendo Switch: first price cut since release?

Nintendo Switch

The rumors about a price reduction of the Nintendo Switch haunted the net for a few days. Now the official Nintendo store has reduced the price of the hybrid console to 299.99 euros. So far, Amazon and have already adjusted their prices. The Nintendo Switch - both in gray and in neon red and blue - was reduced to 299 euros. It is advisable to check price comparison sites such as for the lowest total price.

An official confirmation from Nintendo to reduce the price of the Nintendo Switch (buy now € 431.42) is still pending. In the meantime, and have also reduced their prices to 299.99 euros. In the course of the release of the OLED switch on October 8, 2021, a permanent price reduction for the switch was to be expected. Amazon currently lists the OLED model of the Switch for about 350 euros for the release in October.

In our technical overview of the OLED model of the Nintendo Switch you will find all the differences in a practical overview. While the new model's OLED screen is a tiny bit larger, the resolution and refresh rate don't change. In TV mode, games will soon be played in a maximum resolution of 1920x1080p. In handheld mode, the OLED switch offers a resolution of 1280x720p. The internal memory of the new device has increased to 64 gigabytes and, compared to the standard switch, offers twice the storage space for download games and more.

Nintendo significantly cuts Switch price in Europe

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Nintendo has officially lowered the suggested retail price of the base Switch model in Europe, Nintendo Life has reported, hopefully telegraphing a similar drop in the US. It's now available for £260 in the UK or €270 elsewhere in Europe, rather than the previous £280 (€330), at Nintendo's official store.


'Nintendo of Europe is changing the European trade price of the Nintendo Switch console to retailers,' a spokesperson said in a statement to Eurogamer. 'More than four and a half years after its first release, Nintendo Switch continues to have strong sales momentum in Europe. After carefully weighing up a variety of factors, including currency exchange rates in Europe and the upcoming launch of Nintendo Switch - OLED Model, we decided that now was the appropriate time to change the European trade price of Nintendo Switch.'

A US price drop for the base unit has been rumored with the OLED Switch set to arrive on October 8th. The new model has a larger 7-inch, 720p OLED display with smaller bezels, a new kickstand, an ethernet port and speaker improvements, though no other upgraded parts. With everything else unchanged, the lower pricing makes the base model a relatively good deal. 

'We made the price change before the launch of Nintendo Switch - OLED Model so that the price differences between each model in Nintendo's own retail channel, My Nintendo Store, would be what Nintendo judges to be appropriate for its own store,' Nintendo said.

The Nintendo Switch base model is still showing at $300 in the US at Amazon and Nintendo's official store, so hopefully that will change in the near future. The Switch OLED will cost $350 in the US, £310 in the UK and €365 elsewhere in Europe. The price of the Switch Lite will remain the same, the company said.