If you have been in the market for a new console, you might have noticed the rising prices of options like the PlayStation 5.
Well, if you prefer the portability of Nintendo’s darling console, the Switch, we have good news. The company tells Eurogamer that it has “no plans” of increasing its hardware costs.
In the statement, which reiterated a statement from company president Shuntaro Furukawa in June, Nintendo is quoted as saying:
‘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.’
The Nintendo spokesperson did note that, ultimately, it comes down to retailers to determine the price presented to consumers.
‘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.’
Hopefully, retailers will maintain current pricing structures for the Nintendo Switch, however.
This is some good news, considering how inflation woes are snaking their way through many industries right now. Even Meta is raising the price of its popular VR headset.
Nintendo has been cranking out solid titles for its portable console, with plenty more on the horizon. If you are a fan of space adventures, we are looking forward to No Man’s Sky when it releases in October.
With PlayStation 5 prices rising in some markets, and Nintendo committed to keeping prices the same, it will be interesting to see what Microsoft does with its latest Xbox.