Nintendo has finally revealed when we’ll be able to buy the Switch, and for how much.
The Nintendo Switch will be release on March 3, 2017 in Japan, North America, “major” European countries, Hong Kong and other regions. In the US, the new handheld console will cost $299.99, UK will be getting it for £279.99, and in Japan it will be ¥29,980.
No prices for other European countries have been announced.
For that price, you’ll be getting the Switch console itself, which of course includes the portable screen and the dock, as well as left and right JoyCon controllers, JoyCon grip, Joycon wrist straps, an HDMI cable and an AC adapter.
The Switch will come in two bundles: one with gray JoyCon controllers, and one with colored controllers – one Neon Blue and one Neon Red.
We also know that Nintendo Switch online services will be free at launch, so you can register for an account right when you turn on your console for the first time. However, the services will switch over to a paid subscription (like Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus) in fall 2017.
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