Canadian Toys “R” Us Website Shows Price Of Nintendo Switch


Nintendo Switch may be some time away from the official launch, but its price appears to have been leaked on the Canadian online store website of Toys “R” Us. This leaked price of Nintendo’s next handheld gaming device has appeared way ahead of the scheduled launch of the device. Nothing was known about the price of Nintendo Switch up until now. Its not known whether the price leak was intentional to grab as many pre-orders as possible in time for the Christmas holiday season, or someone has put it on the Toys “R” Us Canadian website by mistake. Whatever the case, we now have a confirmation about price of Nintendo Switch even before its launch.

As you can see in the image, and on the original webpage listing, that the device will be offered at $329.99 Canadian dollars, which when translated into US dollars equate around $245 – depending on the currency exchange rate of the day – which Nintendo may offer for around $250 US dollars, £199 and 250 Euros. Nothing is confirmed yet, but the leaked price certainly does appear to confirm what’s to be expected in terms of Nintendo Switch cost to the end-user.


If this indeed is an actual price of upcoming Nintendo Switch, it will surely be a bargain as it appears quite low and well within the purchasing capacity of most users of handheld devices. Analysts had predicted a rather high price of Nintendo Switch. Considering Nintendo Switch will work both as a console and a handheld device, the price leaked today seems quite low.

The Nintendo Switch is powered by NVIDIA chipset technology, we haven’t got extensive details regarding the hardware specs, but NVIDIA has shed some spotlight on the matter in a statement issued recently:

I guess you could also say that Nintendo contributed a fair amount to that growth. And over the next – as you know, the Nintendo architecture and the company tends to stick with an architecture for a very long time. And so we’ve worked with them now for almost two years. Several hundred engineering years have gone into the development of this incredible game console. I really believe when everybody sees it and enjoy it, they’re going be amazed by it. It’s really like nothing they’ve ever played with before. And of course, the brand, their franchise and their game content is incredible. And so I think this is a relationship that will likely last two decades and I’m super excited about it.

We’ll keep you posted regarding any further leaks, rumors, price changes and more on the Nintendo Switch. Exact launch data is not known yet, but our best guess is it should be available for purchase from January next year.

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