Nintendo Switch sees first big price drop in US – IGN

Nintendo Switch It saw its first ever major price drop in the US, after months of lower prices in regions like the UK and Europe.

The console can now be purchased for $259.99which is a reasonable $40 drop from the previous price point of $299.99 that I’ve held for about five years.

Nintendo Switch drops to just $260 for the first time

Nintendo Switch (Neon)

Back in September 2021, The price of Nintendo Switch consoles sold in Europe has officially been reduced It wasn’t long before the Switch OLED Model was released. There has been some speculation about US cuts as well, but Nintendo previously responded to that by saying it is ‘No plans’ for lower prices in the US.

But, after about nine months, the price cut is finally paying off, with Nintendo Switch consoles currently dropping to $259.99 at Amazon And Walmart. It is currently not clear if this will be a permanent price reduction, or just a limited-time sale or promotion of the converter.

Nintendo confirmed this week that it has sold out 235 million games for Switch in fiscal year 2021 The highest number sold in a single year in the company’s history. Gaming hardware sales continue to do well, with all three Switch models selling 23 million units in fiscal 2021. But, while that’s a huge number (by comparison, PS5 sold 11.5 million in the same period), it also represents a 20% decrease from fiscal year 2020.

Nintendo Switch There are now 107.65 million units sold in total, trailing only the Game Boy (118.69 million) and the Nintendo DS (154.02 million) as Nintendo’s most successful console of all time.

Robert Anderson is a deals expert and trade editor at IGN. you can follow it Robertliam21 on Twitter.