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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


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


    • Marc O Polo

      January 13, 2017 at 10:18

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


      • Fox1 - Retro

        January 13, 2017 at 10:22

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


        • Marc O Polo

          January 13, 2017 at 10:46

          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!


    • Geoffrey Tim

      January 13, 2017 at 10:37

      No, March 3 local release also.


  2. ReverendFunk

    January 13, 2017 at 08:41

    5k sounds right


  3. Magoo

    January 13, 2017 at 09:49

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


    • Milesh Bhana

      January 13, 2017 at 10:24

      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.


  4. Fox1 - Retro

    January 13, 2017 at 10:21

    R6k with early adopters fees.


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