The official price and release date for the Nintendo Switch has been revealed

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It’s official! The Nintendo Switch finally has a price and a proper reveal date, as Nintendo’s current president Tatsumi Kimishima took to the stage to reveal that the console will retail for $299 in the US. No pricing was announced for European territories, but a worldwide date was: March 3, as Nintendo promised to launch the Switch in Japan, major European territories and America. Click!

Nintendo South Africa has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch will be released locally on March 3 – with the rest of the world. There is, as yet n indication of pricing yet, though. Given that the general European price is sitting at around 350 EUR, I think we can assume it’ll retail locally for R4999.

Last Updated: January 13, 2017

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  • Milesh Bhana

    March for the “first world”, so… August-ish for South Africa for R5000?

    • Marc O Polo

      R5000 for “2.5 to 6hrs” of gameplay…. No thank you!

      • Reaver

        Or, you know, you could plug it in….foar moar

        • Marc O Polo

          And then you got to carry charging cables etc around with you…, The thing really should have come with some kind of bag to carry it in…

      • Fox1 – Retro

        Surely it must work with a Powerbank attached????

        • Marc O Polo

          I’m sure it would work but it’s kind of rediculious to buy something with the knowledge that you gonna need a power bank. We really need a jump in battery technology!

    • No, March 3 local release also.

  • ReverendFunk

    5k sounds right

  • Magoo

    And you still have to pay for online play HAHAHAHA. Disgusting.

    • Milesh Bhana

      I don’t mind this. But they need to keep up.

      MS and Sony both give us some games for that sub. Sure the selection was a little hit and miss, but overall it was worth having those subs for the freebies.

  • Fox1 – Retro

    R6k with early adopters fees.

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