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Sony recently made headlines for its “difficult decision” to raise PlayStation 5 prices around most of the world (Europe, Japan, China, Australia, Canada, Mexico) due to high global inflation rates. The move drew ire from many fans (especially since PS5s are still somewhat difficult to obtain in the first place), and Microsoft has gone on record saying Xboxes won’t get a price hike. Now Nintendo is reaffirming after a recent report that the Switch price will not increase for any model in any region.

The company’s UK branch provided the following statement to VGC when asked about the issue:


As our president Mr Furukawa stated at the 82nd Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 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.


So, for the foreseeable future, the Nintendo Switch price will remain static. Considering the rise of inflation around the world, it’s nice to know that there’s at least one product with financial stability. 


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.