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Nintendo Switch Launch Date and Price Announced

| 13 Jan 2017 03:25
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At the Switch event tonight in Japan, Nintendo revealed the release date and price for the Nintendo Switch.

Onstage at Nintendo's Switch event tonight in Japan, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima took the stage, and immediately announced the release date and the price for the Nintendo Switch. If you're super excited about the Switch, you won't have to wait long to get your hands on it.

The Nintendo Switch will release on March 3, 2017 in the US, Japan, Canada, most European countries, Hong Kong, and other territories.

"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."

But now that we know when it will launch, there's a more important question: how much will it cost? That was announced as well.

You can expect to see the Switch in stores for $299.99 in the US. That's not as high as the $399 price that was rumored earlier in the week, but it's higher than the $249.99 price that was bandied about.

What do you think? Will you pick up the Switch for $299.99, or the price a dealbreaker?

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