VGC reported that Nintendo is reducing the worth on the usual Swap mannequin in Europe, with retailers itemizing the worth at £259.99 within the UK and €269.99 in Europe. That’s down from £279.99 and €329.99 respectively previous to this, making the Swap a considerably extra inexpensive proposition than it was earlier than. The Swap Lite will nonetheless be at £199.99/€200, and the upcoming OLED Mannequin shall be £309.99/€349.99.
Nintendo UK confirmed to VGC that the worth drop was to create extra stratification between fashions. “We made the worth change earlier than the launch of Nintendo Swap – OLED Mannequin in order that the worth variations between every mannequin in Nintendo’s personal retail channel, My Nintendo Retailer, can be what Nintendo judges to be acceptable for its personal retailer,” mentioned Nintendo UK.
“Greater than 4 and a half years after its first launch, Nintendo Swap continues to have sturdy gross sales momentum in Europe. After fastidiously weighing up a wide range of elements, together with foreign money change charges in Europe and the upcoming launch of Nintendo Swap – OLED Mannequin, we determined that now was the suitable time to alter the European commerce worth of Nintendo Swap.”
Swap gross sales stay sturdy, topping out at round 90 million items bought, and with a brand new mannequin on the best way within the OLED Model, they received’t be slowing down any time quickly. We knew about an enhanced mannequin of Swap because of months of rumors, with the end result being the OLED Mannequin.
There’s at present no phrase on when the worth drop will occur in different territories.
https://www.vg247.com/nintendo-switch-price-drop-europe | Nintendo cuts worth of Swap forward of the OLED Mannequin launch