Nintendo won’t raise Switch prices, despite rising costs

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has said that Nintendo will not raise the price of the Nintendo Switch. In any other timeline, that wouldn’t be surprising at all. Console prices tend to go down over time, not up, but due to supply chain issues and other factors, manufacturing costs are actually rising these days for Nintendo. However, Nintendo will not pass these higher costs on to the consumer or charge more.

Speaking to Nikkei (via NME), Furukawa said that Nintendo wants to avoid “taking the price away from people” and will not increase the selling price of the Switch.

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Furukawa dijo que aumentar el MSRP del Switch no es algo que Nintendo esté considerando “en este momento”. Queda por ver si eso cambia o no en el futuro.

“Nuestra competencia es la variedad de entretenimiento en el mundo, y siempre pensamos en los precios en términos del valor de la diversión que ofrecemos”, dijo Furukawa.

El ejecutivo continuó diciendo que el modelo Switch OLED seguirá siendo “menos rentable” que la versión estándar del Switch. Agregó que los costos de los envíos aéreos y marítimos “sin duda han aumentado”.

Otras empresas de tecnología y juegos se ven afectadas por mayores costos y problemas de suministro. Por su parte, se le preguntó a Sony si aumentaría el precio de la PS5 para compensar el aumento de los costos de producción, pero la gerencia se negó a comentar.

Recientemente, Nintendo reveló que las ventas de Switch cayeron un 23% año tras año debido a la escasez de chips. A pesar de la recesión, Furukawa dijo que Nintendo todavía cree que puede alcanzar su objetivo de 21 millones de unidades Switch vendidas en el año fiscal que finaliza en marzo de 2023. Juegos como Splatoon 3 (9 de septiembre) y Pokémon Scarlet y Violet (18 de noviembre) pueden ayudar a impulsar las ventas. dijo Furukawa.

“Todo lo que puedo decir es que intentaremos mantener las ventas al mismo ritmo. Tener un software exitoso también da un impulso al hardware. Tenemos una línea de juegos nuevos que nos permitirán intentar cumplir con nuestro pronóstico de ventas”. , incluyendo Splatoon [3] coming out in september and pokemon [Scarlet and Violet] in November,” he said.

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As of June 30, Nintendo had sold more than 111 million Switch consoles worldwide.

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