With the refreshed and revamped Nintendo Switch OLED set to arrive on October 8th, it was only a matter of time before current non-OLED models receive the inevitable price drop.
While Nintendo hasn’t made an announcement yet, French retail tipster Nintendo’Alerts has tweeted That the standard Nintendo Switch will drop its price this week to just €270, which is a €60 reduction from its full retail price of €330.
The news was picked up by GameReactor Spain, which claims to have received confirmation of an imminent price drop, however, the site will only confirm that the price in Spain will drop below €300 at this stage.
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Analysis: Will the price of Switch drop outside Europe?
As of now, it’s unknown whether Nintendo plans to lower the price of its non-OLED Nintendo Switch models outside of Europe, or if it’s only bringing the notoriously high European pricing to the rest of the world.
For example, an estimated price of €270 equates to about $319 in the US, which is still more expensive than the console’s current $299 price point. However, this translates to a much cheaper price point in the UK, hypothetically bringing the cost from £279 to around £230.
In Australia, the converted price of AU$433 will also be slightly cheaper than the current Nintendo Switch RRP of AU$469.95. That said, the console is regularly discounted well below that price at Australian retailers.
Meanwhile, when converted directly to the €60 price cut, this works out to a discount of around $70 / £80 / AU$96 in each region, which would obviously be incredibly welcome.
Of course, this is all purely speculation at this point — if Nintendo decides to permanently reduce the price of its standard Nintendo Switch console before the launch of the OLED model, we’ll be sure to update you immediately. For now, you can find the best Nintendo Switch deals in your area below.
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