Nintendo has confirmed that it won’t be raising prices on Switch models anytime soon. VGK contacted the UK division of the company to confirm that Nintendo “has no plans yet” to raise prices for the console.
This announcement follows news that Sony will increase prices for both PlayStation models in the UK, Europe, Japan, China, Australia, Mexico and Canada due to “challenging market conditions” (thanks, push square!). Now, Nintendo has assured customers that it has no plans to repeat Sony’s actions.
A spokesperson for Nintendo UK said prices are determined by retailers, but retail prices will remain the same. Previously, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said at the company’s 82nd annual general meeting that Nintendo would not raise the price of the Switch for the time being. In a later interview with Nikkei, he also assured us that despite rising shipping costs and market uncertainty, the company has no plans to increase the price just yet.
You can read the full Nintendo UK statement quoting Furukawa from the AGM at VGK.
Interestingly, Microsoft has also confirmed that it will not be raising prices on the Xbox Series S or X models (thanks, Pure Xbox!) and prices will remain the same for the foreseeable future.
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