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Nintendo lowers price of base Switch model in Europe

Nintendo lowers price of base Switch model in Europe

Ahead of Switch OLED arrival.

Nintendo’s basic Switch model is now cheaper in the UK and mainland Europe by around £20.

That makes it £259.99/€299.99, down from £279.99/€329.99. For comparison, the upcoming Switch OLED is set to launch at £309.99, while the Switch Lite is £199.99.

Official pricing for the console has updated on Nintendo’s own store, though is not yet reflected on other retailers, such as Amazon.

Nintendo Switch OLED arrives on 8th October alongside Metroid Dread. It boasts a slightly larger screen which has been upgraded to OLED, plus 64GB of internal storage, improved speakers and a wider adjustable stand.

Martin went hands-on with Switch OLED last month, and said it was “the small details that might just make Switch OLED worthwhile” for those looking to upgrade.

That is, of course, if you can find the stock.

There had been whispers last week of an impending price-drop to make way for the arrival of OLED into the bustling Switch market – although that seemed to suggest a larger cut than the more marginal change in pricing seen today.