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Nintendo Switch will Release March 3 for $299.99

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Switch Box

During the Nintendo Switch Presentation on January 12, we were finally given a release date and MSRP for Nintendo's upcoming console, the Nintendo Switch. The console will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017 for a suggested retail price of $299.99. The MSRP is up to retailers in Europe and will run 29,980 yen in the Japanese market. This price is in the ball park of what we were expecting, although many were hoping for a $249.99 price point to better compete with Sony and Microsoft.

What's Inside Switch

The presentation also gave us details about what's inside the Switch box when you finally get your hands on one. Inside is the Switch console (tablet), two Joy-Con controllers (right and left), the Switch dock, a Joy-Con grip, an AC adapter, an HDMI cable, and two Joy-Con straps. Two different bundles will be available, one with blue and red Joy-Cons and one with grey Joy-Cons. What's missing is a lack of any sort of bundled game (1-2-Switch seems like a great option), which makes the price point seem even more steep. Nonetheless, a lot of great software was announced and we're excited to continue bringing you the latest Switch news and coverage through March 3 and beyond.

About the Author: Rial Johnson

Rial Johnson founded Nintendo Castle in 2011 with hopes to build the largest collection of Nintendo walkthroughs, guides, and content on the web. He is an avid gamer with a special place in his heart for Nintendo, but often finds himself writing about games more than actually playing them. You'll likely see him around Nintendo Castle and on social media, mostly managing the front-end content of the site.

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