Nintendo excited gamers a few weeks ago with its bold Switch console. The device has a brand new design that looks nothing like what you’d expect from an Xbox One and PS4 rival, one that seems to put mobile gaming front-and-center. But how much will it cost? Nintendo hasn’t yet announced the price, but new reports seem to indicate the Switch might be cheaper than the Xbox One S and PS4 Pro.
According to Let’s Play Video Games‘ sources, the console could sell for as little as £199.99 in the UK for the most basic package. That’s around $248, which is a hair less than what the Xbox One and PS4 currently sell for — it doesn’t hurt that we’re approaching the Black Friday sales bonanza either.
But the price can go up to £249.99, or around $300 for a version that has more internal storage and a packed-in game. Additional Switch Pro Controllers would cost £39.99.
This is the second Nintendo Switch price leak we see in a matter of days. Toys R US Canada posted a page for the Nintendo Switch, revealing the console will cost $329.99 (CAD) in the region. The retailer accidentally listed the console on its website, but you can’t order it just yet.
At these price points, the Nintendo Switch is cheaper than the Xbox One S and PS4 Pro, which are Microsoft and Sony’s 2016 consoles. However, the Canadian price might only cover the base model, and might not include the docking station or controllers. Yes, you need those too if you plan to use the Switch with a TV for more traditional home console gaming.
The Switch should be released at some point in March, with Nintendo expected to reveal pricing details and an actual release date on January 12th.