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Nintendo says it won’t raise Switch prices, but will continue to monitor the situation


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Sony recently price increase of PlayStation 5 in select markets around the world. Since then, fans of several other platforms have also questioned whether that would happen with their system of choice.

Nintendo has ruled out the idea of ​​a possible Switch price increase on a few occasions in Augustand now it said it again in its latest financial update. Game and technology reporter Takashi Mochizuki highlights how Nintendo has no current plans to raise prices but will continue to monitor the current situation and consider whether action is needed.

Sony’s PlayStation 5 price hike in August was apparently due to “challenging market conditions” in certain locations around the world. For Microsoft, it doesn’t have any plans to increase the price on its Xbox console right nowbut in the new year may have to raise prices for “some things” in the Xbox ecosystem.

The original Switch was released in 2017 and is based on technology much older than current generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft. The system is also well established and indeed in the video game market – with Nintendo profiting from hardware sales.

Nintendo yesterday announced the Switch has now sold more than 114 million units worldwide, despite a 19.2% drop in sales from last year.

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