Nintendo Has 'No Plans' To Raise Switch Prices In Wake Of PlayStation 5 Price Increase

Yesterday, Sony Interactive Entertainment introduced it should enhance the value of PlayStation 5 consoles in numerous non-U.S. territories on account of international financial situations akin to inflation. Microsoft then declared later that day that it’s going to not be doing the identical with the Xbox Series X/S. Now, Nintendo has chimed in on the matter. 

In a press release to Eurogamer, Nintendo reiterates a quote from president Shuntaro Furukawa, made in June, in which he said the corporate has “no plans to extend the commerce value of its {hardware}.” Furukawa made this assertion in the course of the 82nd Annual General Meeting Shareholders that month, by which he additionally mentioned: 

“While we can not touch upon pricing methods, we at present would not have any plans to alter the value of our {hardware} on account of inflation or elevated procurement prices in every nation. We will decide our future pricing methods via cautious and continued deliberations.”

Although the PlayStation 5’s value will stay unchanged within the U.S. (for now), each variations of the console have turn out to be costlier in Canada, Europe, the UK, Mexico, Japan, and Australia. The value hikes have already gone into impact in these areas besides Japan, which happens on September 15. 

The solely time Nintendo considerably adjusted the value of its present consoles was final fall, when it completely diminished the price of the usual Switch mannequin within the UK and Europe. Nintendo has but to observe swimsuit in the U.S. 

[Source: Eurogamer]

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