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It's going to cost me nearly $750CAD to get the Nintendo Switch..... Not joking.

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you're being a little illogical, the Canadian dollar is worth what it's worth, it sounds dramatic when you say "Omg the Switch costs $800 in Canada!". It costs more in your currency because your currency is trading for less.

it's like if I made a thread that said "Omg, the Switch is going to cost 50,000$ yen in Japan!" omggggg.

like if your complaint is some form of import fee or something then it's understandable, but if your complaint is simply about the price appearing higher because of the Canadian dollar being weaker than the US dollar... thats silly. I've seen similar with Australian prices, naturally your prices are going to appear to be higher.

 

on the topic of literally apples to apples equivalent currency's it still being more though then that's something to argue 



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Isn`t the price practically the same? If you`re just comparing your CAD price to the USD price then it would look off, but CAD aren`t worth as much as USD so it`s probably around the same in terms of actual price.



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Ka-pi96 said:
Isn`t the price practically the same? If you`re just comparing your CAD price to the USD price then it would look off, but CAD aren`t worth as much as USD so it`s probably around the same in terms of actual price.

this. its a click baity dramatic thread. Most of the users around here are probably using the US Dollar or the Euro so it seems dramatic when he says "it'll cost 800", but the Canadian dollar trades at 3/4 of the US dollar and even less when compared with the Euro.

essentially he just confirming that, yes, with an extra controller and a game (or a few games and a random other accessory, however you want to pick) the Switch will end up being like 500$ US Dollars. Not exactly newsworthy, same thing for any new consoles that are releasing at 300$ or more dollars.

The real question is whether the OP is trolling to try and rile people or if they're simple oblivious to exchange rates. Just because it will TECHNICALLY cost you more Canadian dollars does not mean you really are paying much more (if more at all) than US consumers. As far as potential tax rates in Canada or fees- well that has nothing to do with Nintendo and is your own domestic decision as a country 



Game prices really suck in Canada.



Soundwave said:
Game prices really suck in Canada.

Nah they are fine, but people got spoiled recently because our dollar was the same as the USD, due to USA huge housing market crash. Still not even remotely near the horrible times that were the early 2000s. 



 

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Based on what your getting with the Switch, $700 ish, is just way to much in Canada. If you take the fact that you could buy a Wii U bundle, and a 3DS bundle, and end up at basically the same end price, it makes the Switch look like a horrible deal.
Comparing it to what you get from XB1 or PS4, for much less, really really makes Switch look expensive here. As long as the 3DS sticks around, or has a new cheaper successor (not Switch), it will be where the large majority of NiN sales go, in Canada anyway, and Switch will just sit on shelves like the Wii U did. All my friends with young kids, have said they would pay $199 tops for Switch. They have said since that won't happen anytime soon, the kids will be getting 3DS. (These friends aren't to poor to afford it either)
The only thing Switch has going for it, is the fact its an "all in one gaming device". Well if that device still costs the same as two separate devices, so what? Now if NiN comes out with a super cheap VR headset, that uses the Switch screen and joy cons, then yes, the high price starts to make sense, for those interested in VR anyway.

Everyone I know here in Canada has a Wii, and its because it was cheap, that's it. The motion controls gimmick is what caused people to tell others "hey you have to try this" and because it was so cheap they easily bought in. You will not get that with Switch when they see the high price tag.

If NiN wants meaningful sales in the west, they are going to have to at the very least, launch a NiN version of the Shield console. That will get them somewhere. If they really want to make an impact here, they are going to have to compete with Pro and Scorpio. They mentioned years ago that they were not sure if one form factor would be enough for NX, so maybe just maybe, that dedicated home console may come to fruition eventually.

If NiN has decided to forget about powerful home consoles for good, they better hope PS and MS don't decide to build new powerful, yet cheap handhelds based on cartridges. If they can do that, and somehow tie them directly into the PS4 and XB1 ecosystem, its going to make things even harder for Switch, and may leave NiN stuck with handhelds as their only hardware. Unless they finally decide to get serious and compete.



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Here in Aus...

Switch: $470

Mario Kart 8: $100

Splatoon 2: $100

Pro controller: $90

 

Total: $760 AUD

USD converted: $569



curl-6 said:

Here in Aus...

Switch: $470

Mario Kart 8: $100

Splatoon 2: $100

Pro controller: $90

 

Total: $760 AUD

USD converted: $569

Is impressive when you think the Japanese version is like 260$, your version is more than twice :O



Goodnightmoon said:
curl-6 said:

Here in Aus...

Switch: $470

Mario Kart 8: $100

Splatoon 2: $100

Pro controller: $90

 

Total: $760 AUD

USD converted: $569

Is impressive when you think the Japanese version is like 260$, your version is more than twice :O

I hate living in Australia sometimes... :(



curl-6 said:
Goodnightmoon said:

Is impressive when you think the Japanese version is like 260$, your version is more than twice :O

I hate living in Australia sometimes... :(

You guys need to move that island to Europe, here things are not that expensive and you know we love you, Eurovision proves it xD