Everything gets more expensive. This also applies to the manufacture and delivery of game consoles. Sony has already increased the price of the PS5. Nintendo is now also making an announcement about its own console.
Update from 08/29/2022: Nintendo UK has again confirmed to website videogameschronicle that there are no plans to increase the price of the Switch at this time. Decisions about the future price of the hybrid console would be made through careful consideration (Source: VGC)
Nintendo comments on the price of the switch
Price increases in production and in freight costs make it more and more expensive for Nintendo to to craft new Switch consoles. However, in an interview with the Japanese business service Nikkei Asia, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa now explains that players do not have to worry. The price of the Nintendo Switch will remain the same.
There are two reasons for this decision. For one thing, Nintendo doesn’t want to exclude anyone with Switch prices rising. After all, they would also have to take part in the competition in the entire entertainment area. The second reason is that Nintendo doesn’t want to lose momentum in console sales (source: Nikkei Asia).
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Nintendo Switch is still going strong
Nintendo now has more than 111 million copies of the Switch sold. This puts the hybrid console on the verge of overtaking the PlayStation 4 for second place in the rankings for the best-selling console of all time. The course for success has now leveled off somewhat. Furukawa expects big Switch hits like Splatoon 3 and Pokémon: Crimson and Crimson to push sales back up a bit.
Nintendo currently sells three versions of the Switch. The Nintendo Switch OLED (view on Amazon), the Nintendo Switch Lite (view on Amazon), and the original Nintendo Switch (view on Amazon). If Nintendo does not raise prices despite rising production costs, of course, your profit margin goes down. However, the manufacturer also earns a lot of money with games or online subscriptions. With the current high temperatures, Nintendo fans should also be careful: their switch could die prematurely from overheating.