Yes, certain Nintendo Switch games will be raising in price to $70.
Now officially confirmed by Nintendo, official listings for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are set at $69.99. This is a $10 jump from the Nintendo’s usual $59.99 price tag and brings games in line with next-gen console game prices.
Pre-orders for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are now live, and the price is making fans take note.
When listings went live, we noticed that the price of the upcoming Switch title is higher than past games on the system.
According to comments made by Nintendo to Game Informer, the $70 price point will be determined on a ‘case-by-case basis.’ It will not, therefore, be the standard price from here on out.
It’s worth noting that upcoming titles Pikmin 4, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, and Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe are all still $60 pre-orders.
However, there is a way to get a huge discount on Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom if there’s another game you’ve got your eye on!
Those who have already purchased the Breath of the Wild follow-up at a major retailer must now hope that the store honors the original $60 price point.
It makes sense for Nintendo to finally be following the trend of rising prices. Both PS5 and Xbox Series X/S games tend to retail at around $70 these days as companies deal with the increased cost of game development and general inflation.
However, there’s one notable difference between Nintendo’s portable console and Sony & Microsoft’s offerings: the Nintendo Switch is not a ‘next-gen’ console.
At this point, it’s barely current-gen, with rumors of a Nintendo Switch follow-up console being rife for the last few years.
That said, the device is still selling extremely well, recently surpassing the PS4 and Game Boy to become the 3rd best-selling console of all time behind the Nintendo DS and PS2.
But despite that fact, new leaked images revealed a Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Nintendo Switch OLED console is about to drop.