Home Gaming Rumour: Toys R Us in Canada leaks Nintendo Switch Price

Rumour: Toys R Us in Canada leaks Nintendo Switch Price

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Nintendo is keeping tight lipped about the Nintendo Switch until January, after a conversation inducing reveal trailer for the new console dropped late last month. The Tokyo event is different for the company, who have stuck to mostly streamed only Direct events in the past. The event itself is likely going to be where Nintendo gets down to the nitty gritty of things, like revealing a release date and price point. The latter of which has been a real point of conversation, and one that might already have an answer.

Toys R Us in Canada have had a placeholder listing for the Nintendo Switch for a while, but over the weekend the website was updated with a new price that could give an indication of what Nintendo is aiming for. The listing shows the Switch with a price of $329.99 Canadian dollars, which equates to almost $245 USD. It’s likely that if true, the launch price would sit somewhere around $249.99, which is actually quite a bit cheaper than most expect.

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My own personal expectation (and one shared by the majority of interested onlookers) is that the Switch will retail for $299. This new leak would suggest that Nintendo is aiming to be far more competitive, which is smart given the competition. It’s also not the first time a retailer has leaked sensitive information like this well before launch. We of all people in South Africa, know a lot about what information retailers get before public knowledge, and how easy it is to screw up.

If the Switch does go for that reduced price, it just entices me more towards the living room console/mobile hybrid. Nintendo is hopefully going to flesh out a lot more about the console during their event, such as what games we can expect at launch and just how many of the console’s more intricate features work. It’ll hopefully be a nice treat to kick off the year.

Last Updated: November 14, 2016


  1. That is a nice price. It would be a shame if the R/$ exchange rate would happen to it.


    • Kromas Ryder

      November 14, 2016 at 08:24

      Give Trump a bit of time to “Strengthen” the Rand.

      By Jan next year if the world is not in WW3 the Rand should be well into single digits to the dollar.


      • Admiral Chief - N7

        November 14, 2016 at 09:01

        GabeN should be President, WW3 will NEVER happen


        • Kikmi

          November 14, 2016 at 14:35

          best comment on the internet ever.


  2. Ottokie

    November 14, 2016 at 08:38

    Lets hope the SNES mini follows!


    • Ottokie

      November 14, 2016 at 08:39

      Also I completely lost the plot here on this article… teehee


  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    November 14, 2016 at 08:50

    That sounds quite affordable, time to start working on my Italian accent


  4. Viper_ZA

    November 14, 2016 at 09:06

    This console will launch in the R6k region in Mzansi…if we are lucky.


  5. Fox1 - Retro

    November 14, 2016 at 09:08

    How will $299 translate to Rands with Core-nomics 101 ???


    • Admiral Chief - N7

      November 14, 2016 at 09:20

      Five hudred and three and two tens and hundred thousand, and three hundred and ten twenty cents


  6. Brandon van Reenen

    November 14, 2016 at 15:43

    $299? Then Nintendo can have me.


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