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Nintendo Switch price set at £198.50 in UK

by on25 November 2016

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The Nintendo Switch price will be £198.50, according to the website of the UK retailer Gameseek.

While there have been other higher-priced listings,  Gameseek has assured fans if they pre-order now they will get it for that price even if the Nintendo Switch costs more on release.

"With our Pre-order Price Guarantee, you can order now and if the GameSeek price increases between the time you place your order and the release date, you'll be charged the lower price." a message on the official Gameseek website explains.

The Nintendo Switch release date is also listed on Gameseek for March 17, 2017, although this does come with a disclaimer, “Please note that release dates are subject to change by the manufacturer".

And according to the most recent reports, the Nintendo Switch price is set to come in two tiers, reflecting a different specs. The cheapest version of the new console will be priced at under £200 at one of the UK’s leading gaming retail chains.

Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter told

 that Nintendo will try to compete with the PS4 by giving the Nintendo Switch a similar $249 (£200) price tag. It can be slightly underpowered at $249, but people will buy it, because it’s a Nintendo console.

"However Nintendo can’t justify a price above $299, which is the current price for the Xbox One S, unless it’s powered more than them, which doesn’t seem likely to me with a Tegra chipset. "So, I think the price has to be between $199 and $299. Below $200 is a magic price point – I don’t expect that, but below that point it will fly off the shelves. $249 is I think the right price, $299 is the outside, higher price. Above $299 is in trouble. So if I had to make a bet? $249. And I think that’s reasonable, because PS4 is there, PS4 Pro is $399, Xbox One S is probably going to be $249 by March, once Sony kick Microsoft’s butt again this Holiday."

The Nintendo Switch price rumours have been denied by UK retailer GAME. A GAME spokesperson told Express Online that the latest pricing rumours were based on inaccurate sources.


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