Toward the end of last month, we reported that Nintendo would reveal the pricing of its upcoming Switch console on January 12. The company may as well save its breath because Toys"R"Us Canada has already posted the product online, with its price.
The retailer lists the console for $329.99 Canadian dollars, which works out to £194 GBP, $244 USD, or €225 EUR. Those converted figures do not take into account things such as tax, which would be applied on a per-country basis, and other sellers offering the console for other prices, but now we have a rough guide for the pricing we can expect.
The pricing and launch date will be revealed by Nintendo at its ‘Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017’ event in Tokyo, which is planned for January 12. We could also get the names of some games which will launch on the Switch; we’ll be looking out for Super Mario Galaxy 3 and Super Mario Sunshine HD amongst those announced.
The product description for the Nintendo Switch on the Toys"R"Us site reads:
“Nintendo provided the first glimpse of its new home gaming system and revealed that it is called Nintendo Switch. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.
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 friends apartment.”