Nintendo Switch could reportedly receive a price cut in Europe next week
Retail sleuth points to €50 reduction, which would be the console’s first since launch
Nintendo Switch could reportedly see its first major price cut since launch next week.
That’s according to previously reliable retail source @Nintendalerts, which most recently revealed PS5’s Ratchet & Clank bundle before its official announcement.
According to the source, standard Nintendo Switch consoles will be sold for €270 from Monday. Currently, Switch is sold for around €330 in Europe.
Nintendo does not set an official RRP in Europe, but it could be that it’s lowered its distribution price in order to stimulate sales ahead of the launch of the OLED model in October. It’s also possible that this is a temporary cut in order to clear excess stock.
VGC has asked Nintendo for comment and will update this story when we hear back.
Nintendo recently reported that shipments for the entire Switch family of systems had fallen 21.7% year-on-year.
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While sales of the flagship Switch are actually up year-on-year, Switch Lite sales have declined compared 2020 when Nintendo had “relatively plentiful inventories for Europe and North America and unit sales were high”.
Switch launched in March 2017, Switch Lite released in September 2019, and a new Nintendo Switch model with an OLED display will launch on October 8, 2021.
Nintendo said last month that Switch had sold-in (shipped) 89.04 million units as of June 30, 2021. The platform has now topped lifetime PS3 shipments (87.4 million), having surpassed lifetime Xbox 360 shipments (84 million) earlier this year.
Switch is closing in on Nintendo’s best-selling home console to date, Wii, which ushered in an era of motion controls and family gaming when it launched in 2006 before going on to ship 101.63 million units.