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Nintendo Chimes In To Share “No Plans” For Nintendo Switch Price Changes

Posted on August 26, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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When visiting stores or even the gas station in recent weeks, prices are still at an all-time high. But despite standard commodities and products receiving new price tags, video game consoles remain stagnant. That was until Thursday as Sony announced new prices for the PlayStation 5 in select markets. This left many consumers worried about other systems falling under the same fate as well.

However, in a statement to Windows Central Microsoft shared there is no current plans for the Xbox Series SKUs to receive a price change so soon. “We are constantly evaluating our business to offer our fans great gaming options. Our Xbox Series S suggested retail price remains at $299 (£250, €300) the Xbox Series X is $499 (£450, €500),” it stated then.

In a response to concerns, Nintendo has made a statement as well. Speaking to Eurogamer on Friday, the firm answered inquiries by confirming it has “no plans to increase the trade price of its hardware.” Additionally, Nintendo also included a few sentences from a larger statement made by President Shuntaro Furukawa during its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders back in June.

“While we cannot comment on pricing strategies, we currently do not have any plans to change the price of our hardware due to inflation or increased procurement costs in each country. We will determine our future pricing strategies through careful and continued deliberations. While the final price to consumers is always determined by retailers, as Mr Furukawa stated, Nintendo has no plans to increase the trade price of its hardware.”

Noted, things could potentially change overtime depending on the response & outcome of the market. Previously Meta (Facebook) announced its decision to increase pricing for an additional $100 each for the Meta Quest 2. Howbeit, the price increase actually matches the price tag of the original Quest headset. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you confident Nintendo’s prices will not change?

Source: Eurogamer

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