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Nintendo Switch Pricing in Canada $399.99, Release Date March 3rd [u]

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Nintendo has a press event ongoing right now in Tokyo, Japan, to announce pricing and release dates for their new console, the Switch, the Japanese company’s first new console in four years. The hybrid Nintendo Switch will be priced at $399.99 CAD MSRP ($299 USD), while it will launch on March 3, 2017, its worldwide release date.

Nintendo switch canada

Nintendo Canada’s Twitter account has been sharing details of the event, which is ongoing and viewable below live on YouTube:

Below, you can see all the details of the Switch Joy-Con controllers:

Nintendo switch joy controller

Games for the Switch will not be region locked and battery life is pegged at 2.5 to 6 hours depending on the game. What makes the Switch so unique is the console itself is housed in a tablet with a capacitive touchscreen (instead of resistive touch displays in years past), that you hook up at home, but can also be portable, allowing you to play outside of the home, anywhere and anytime.

There will be new titles for the Switch console as well, which Nintendo announced:

  • 1-2 Switch
  • ARMS
  • Splatoon 2
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Dragonquest 10 and 11 (Japan)
  • Dragonquest Heroes 1 and 2 (Switch)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • EA Sports FIFA
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Also, Nintendo says over 80 games are in active development for the new Switch Console. As for online multiplayer, that will be available too–but it won’t be free.

Here’s what you’ll get in the box for the Nintendo Switch:

Walmart.ca and Amazon.ca already have page listings the Switch, but it’s not available for pre-order yet. Are you excited for the switch? What do you think of its Canadian pricing at $400?

Update: Nintendo had the following to say in an emailed statement to iPhone in Canada:

“Nintendo Switch is a brand-new kind of home gaming system that offers a wide variety of play modes,” said Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima. “We will introduce the world to new experiences made possible by the unique characteristics of the Nintendo Switch hardware and the Joy-Con.”

[via The Verge]

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  • 400$?! Seriously?! Cheaper to buy in US and pay convert rate.

  • Mario

    lol really? You’d save $7 dollars. Then you’d have to pay duty.

  • Dany Quirion

    Well not really 300$ us is 395$ cnd lol

  • Olley

    How is this iPhone Apple related news??

  • Canadian tech news

  • Shameer Mulji

    Any idea when it’ll be available for pre-order in Canada?

  • So Young

    The fact that it will just have 32GB internal storage is ridiculous. Especially in 2017.

  • Dany Quirion

    Today

  • sully54

    Can we just skip to the part when Nintendo stops making hardware and just sells games on the App Store?

  • Jean-François Fortin

    So it’s 400$ for the console… and no game is included, right?

  • You took the time to read, and comment.
    Thus, the news was worth while 😉

  • mcfilmmakers

    No, its 375$.

  • mcfilmmakers

    Nintendo makes ios apps therefore what it produces is relevant

  • SkAshe

    “As for online multiplayer, that will be available too–but it won’t be free.”

    Well, there goes my hype for the switch.

  • Joe

    You’re an idiot.

  • Come down buddy. Just saying it’s over priced in my opinion. Compare the hardware with competition which will be even cheaper after expected price drop after E3.

  • Dany Quirion

    Not at all, google the rates.

  • Eric

    sold out preorders— shocking

  • Nathan

    If the games don’t need to be installed and can stay on the cartridge, then I’m okay with it. Plus, it’s expandable by Micro SD and Zelda: BoTW is only 13 GB’s anyways.

  • Nathan

    Why? He’s not wrong.

  • raslucas

    The exchange rates change and companies choose a point to baseline. The price cannot fluctuate at the stores. It is what it is. There will be days/weeks where the price will be higher or lower in States, but usually when you take into account the exchange and the cost of getting it up here it’s not worth it.

    Unless the rate miraculously (or disastrously if you work for a Canadian company selling to US) becomes 1:1 again, but that probably won’t happen.

  • mcfilmmakers

    Disaster works both ways. For me, our current rate is a disaster and parity would be a godsend.

  • Doc Jeremic

    400 is ridiculous this thing is going to bomb as bad as wii u

  • Nice to see a new console from Nintendo. It’ll be interested to see how many people will actually carry this and play it on the go.

  • Rylan

    You do realize they are only going to start charging because they are going to have way more online options as well as actual functional servers that aren’t terrible. We’re paying for better online service, and we don’t even know if it will be much at all.

  • KirbyLover228 – Gaming & More!

    1. 400 Is Too Much! Considering buying like 2 games with it would be like 560 bux!! (0)_(0)

    2. To avoid this price, you could trade in games or consoles you wont need, for example i traded all my wii games and some of my ps3 games so now its like 290 bux standard

  • KirbyLover228 – Gaming & More!

    you too thx 😛

  • TastyCake 101

    The games are probably only like 3GB each plus there are cartridges and expandable storage so it’s not that bad.

  • Hriddhi

    Ps4 and xbox are better if 400 is the price now I’m mad i don’t think my parents will let me get it now

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