Nintendo Switch Price Leak Suggests $ 249.99 US Price Point


A Nintendo Switch price leak suggests that Nintendo’s new platform will sell for $249.99

Apparently, a new stock keeping unit (SKU) appeared in retailer Best Buy’s pricing system the other day. The Nintendo Switch SKU with number 5670100 has the description “Nintendo N2” and will retail in the US at $249.99. The leak originates from the Nintendo Switch subreddit and has allegedly been verified by its moderators.

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As always, the Switch listing and its pricing might very well be a placeholder in Best Buy’s system. Furthermore, the contents of this Switch SKU are unsure at this point.

Whether this leak is legit remains to be seen, but we will know for sure within a few days from now, during Nintendo’s special Nintendo Switch presentation. During the event, Nintendo will talk about the Switch’s lineup, release date, and pricing.

Nintendo unveiled its new platform via an introductory video back in October of last year:

At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.

Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one, or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.

“Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. “It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”

Nintendo's upcoming hybrid platform will be released globally this March.