The recent reports regarding the future Nintendo system result in a price cut for the Nintendo Switch. If that’s the case, then you should prepare to be let down.
The president of Nintendo, Shuntaro Furukawa, has stated that there are no plans to lower the price of the Switch, even though there is a good chance that the number of consoles sold will decrease in 2023.
Regarding the hardware cost, while some of the materials’ prices have decreased, the overall costs have not changed. During the briefing segment devoted to questions and answers about Nintendo’s financial results, he stated, “We must also continue to account for the impact of factors such as inflation and foreign exchange rates.”
“During the prior fiscal year, manufacturing was severely disrupted, which is why we are prioritizing to ensure that our purchase of components takes place in plenty of time to guarantee reliable production. Even if the prices of raw materials go down, it will take some time to reflect this in manufacturing costs. There are no plans to lower the prices of any of our gear during the current fiscal year.
On the other hand, Furukawa stated that Nintendo does not aim to increase prices, even though the cost of production has increased and the yen has continued “to be weak.”
Concerning the cost of the games, Furukawa reaffirmed previous claims made by the corporation. According to him, the price tag of $70 is not a set price moving forward, and he claims that game prices will continue to be determined on a “case-by-case basis.”
Regarding the cost of software, he stated that although the suggested retail price (MSRP) of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in the United States is ten dollars higher than that of its predecessor, this does not represent a general increase in the cost of our software as a whole.
What are your thoughts on Nintendo’s announcement that there will not be a price reduction for any Switch models?