The price of the Nintendo Switch will not increase. That’s what Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa promised in an interview with Nikkei. Responding to concerns about component shortages caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has driven up prices, the head of the Japanese firm assured that component prices do not prevent the company from developing games for consoles , adding that aggregate demand exceeds supply.
Shuntaro Furukawa has denied any price hikes to be avoided » exclude of customers. The shortage caused a 23% drop in sales last quarter, but Nintendo still expects to sell 21 million Switches in the fiscal year.
Despite inflation and rising component costs, it’s rare for a video game system to experience a significant price increase. In general, prices tend to come down as consoles age and production costs go down.
It’s typical for a manufacturer to sell their console at a loss and make up for it in game sales. Since last year, Nintendo has sold 103 million Switches, surpassing Wii sales. There are currently three models in the catalog: the mobile-only Nintendo Switch Lite, the standard Nintendo Switch released in 2017 and the Nintendo Switch Oled released in 2021.
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