Original Nintendo Switch receives permanent price drop across Europe and the UK
Eurogamer has noticed a change in Nintendo Switch pricing, with the console now €30/£20 cheaper through the company's website. The console has remained at €329.99 in the Eurozone and £279.99 in the UK since its 2017 launch, even after Nintendo announced the Switch OLED model. A Nintendo spokesperson informed Eurogamer that:
After carefully weighing up a variety of factors, including currency exchange rates in Europe and the upcoming launch of Nintendo Switch - OLED Model, we decided that now was the appropriate time to change the European trade price of Nintendo Switch.
It is worth emphasising that Nintendo does not set prices for its consoles in Europe. Instead, the company refers to its pricing 'as a guide' and implores people to 'check with local retailers to find out their prices'. However, Amazon UK and Argos have already lowered their prices to £259.99, albeit only the Neon Blue/Neon Red edition in the case of Amazon UK.
Nintendo has not confirmed if it plans to adjust the price of its original Switch console in other regions. The new pricing for the Eurozone and the UK creates a €50/£50 gap between the original Switch and the Switch OLED, mirroring the US$50 one that exists in the US. Hence, we doubt that the US will receive a US$20 or US$30 price cut anytime soon.