Will The Nintendo Switch Price Drop? (Ever?)


Will The Nintendo Switch Price Drop?

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Have you been thinking about getting a Nintendo Switch but didn’t want to spend all of the money for one? Maybe you were hoping that the price of the game console would go down over time. Well, in this article we will go over everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch and the price dropping. 

So will the Nintendo Switch price drop?

Although many people would assume that the price of the Nintendo Switch would eventually begin to come down, they would actually be wrong. The price has actually gone up. Originally the game was selling for around $300 and today, they are selling for almost $400. Because the demand is so high for them, we do not expect the price of them to drop either. 

If you want to know more about the Nintendo Switch and the price dropping, you will want to keep reading this article.  If you are interested in seeing what the current going price is for the different Switch consoles you can find that by clicking here.

Pros and Cons of the Nintendo Switch

So, it’s time to talk about the pros and cons of the Nintendo Switch and all those people who interested in buying a Nintendo Switch should certainly give them a look.

Pros of the Nintendo Switch

  • You can use the Nintendo Switch as your home console, however it is also portable too.
  • There are a lot of new games that are under development but the recent release Breath of the Wild is one of the best games from Nintendo
  • The Switch is capable of 1080p at 60fps
  • The Nintendo Switch uses the new and widely available USB-C for charging and this is the reason why the console can be charged quickly
  • You can use LAN for gaming purposes
  • It isn’t region-locked which means that you can take it along with you anywhere in the world
  • The Nintendo Switch is more powerful than Wii U

So, these are the pros that you’re going to enjoy when going for Nintendo Switch. Let’s break down the cons as well.

Cons of Nintendo Switch

  • The newest gaming consoles from Playstation & Microsoft may give Nintendo a tough time because Nintendo doesn’t have as much graphical fidelity
  • The Nintendo Switch is expensive and that’s the reason why people are looking for discounts or price drops
  • Battery life isn’t the best when you play games like “Breath of the Wild”
  • There’s no backward compatibility
  • The launch title selection isn’t very large but they are working hard to produce more games
  • Accessories are available but at higher prices

In short, the Nintendo Switch is surely worth giving a try, but if you want to wait for something with better graphics to hit the market, then buying the latest Playstation or Xbox might be a better choice.

Now, let’s break down the best games for the Nintendo Switch, so that you can look at them without trying every game to find out “Which one is the best.”

So, here we go with the best games again!

Best Nintendo Switch Games


‘n Verlore Verstand

1-2-Switch

10 Second Run Returns

1001 Ultimate Mahjong 2

12 is Better Than 6

12 Labors of Hercules

12 orbits

140

1917: The Alien Invasion DX

1979 Revolution: Black Friday

198X

2048 Battles

2048 Cat

2064: Read Only Memories Integral

20XX

3 Little Pigs & Bad Wolf

30-in-1 Game Collection

36 Fragments of Midnight

39 Days to Mars

3000th Duel

3D Billiards: Pool & Snooker

3D MiniGolf

60 Parsecs!

60 Seconds!

6180 the moon

64.0

7 Billion Humans

7th Sector

8-Ball Pocket

88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition

90s Super GP

911 Operator

99Moves

99Seconds

99Vidas

A-Kei Otaku

Aaero

Aborigines

Abzû

Academy

Access Denied

Ace of Seafood

Aces of the Luftwaffe: Squadron

Even though not everyone likes all of these games, there are millions of users, and they each have their own preference. This is why Nintendo has so many different games available. They want to be able to please everyone and have a few special games for every single user. 

Nintendo Switch

Apart from promotions, events and Black Friday sales, you won’t be getting any discounts on Nintendo Switch prices. The company is generating great revenue already and Shuntaro Furukawa is happy with their strategy.

Furukawa was asked about the plans of reducing the prices of Nintendo Switch since they have more recently launched the Nintendo Switch Lite, he replied; “We want to maintain the values of our products and will continue to sell the Nintendo Switch at the current price for as long as possible”. He added, “We have No Plans of reducing the prices and even the team didn’t discuss this matter because we are already doing great business with Nintendo Switch””.

This should tell you that despite the release of the Nintendo Switch Lite and the fact that it is selling for a hundred dollars cheaper than the Switch it is unlikely the Switch’s price will drop anytime soon (if ever).

However, in the coming days and months, Nintendo is going to face a lot of competition from Xbox and Playstation because their new consoles are likely to draw some of the attention away from the Switch. Nintendo is working on producing consoles that support 8k resolution but so far there hasn’t been an announcement on when yet.

So, the bad news is that “Nintendo isn’t compromising on the prices of Nintendo Switch” and you’ll have to buy it at the current prices that are available for if you want one.

Let’s now talk about the hottest discussion nowadays and that is “PS5 vs. Nintendo Switch.” We have decided to give the specifications of both the consoles a look, so that you can decide which one is the best to go for.

Here we go!

PS5 vs. Nintendo Switch

We are outlining the key specs of PS5 and Nintendo in order to help you decide which one you should be going for. But wait, keep one thing in your mind “PS5 isn’t yet released.”


PlayStation 5Nintendo Switch
DimensionsNot Available10 x 4.2 x 0.5 inches
WeightNot Available0.65 Pounds
ColorNot AvailableDark Gray
CPUEight-core AMD RyzenNvidia-custom Tegra, shared with GPU
GPURadeon Navi with ray tracing supportNvidia-custom Tegra, shared with CPU
MemoryNot Available4 GB
Memory BandwidthNot Available25.6GB/s
StorageSSD, they didn’t reveal the size yet32 GB and support SD card up to 2TB
Optical DriveYesNo
Max Resolution8k1080p
HDRYesNo
PortsNot AvailableHDMI out, One USB-C, One USB 3.0, Two USB 2.0
Online SubscriptionYes, $20 per year
PriceLikely to be $500$300
ReviewsComing Soon4 out of 5 Stars

Conclusion

Even though the Nintendo Switch will not drop its price in the foreseeable future, you may be able to pick one up at garage sales, or on facebook as this is where most people will sell their used ones. Normally you can find used gaming consoles there for considerably cheaper than brand new ones. If you only want to buy a brand new Nintendo Switch though, you are going to have to pay the price. Even though they are worth every penny, there is no way to get around paying the original price tag of the Nintendo Switch. 

Even with it being expensive though, there is no denying that the Switch is one of the best consoles Nintendo has ever made, and the technology that went into making it was something that sets it apart from every other console on the market today. 

Matt Robbs

There is nothing quite so enjoyable as bringing back memories from your childhood. We used to spend hours playing pinball in my friends basement and that really got me involved in everything retro!

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