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Should the Nintendo Switch get a price cut?

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It should have been cheaper at launch, but it won't get a price cut. For two reasons:

1-it sells well, so why sell it cheaper if you can make more money.
2-for Nintendo a price cut is admitting that they fail at something and cutting the price will fix the problem, Nintendo really doesn't like to admit that there is a problem (but in that case, I don't think there is that much of a problem)

The best case scenario here is that when Sony cuts the price of the PS4/Pro, Nintendo reacts and says "we want to stay competitive".



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I think it should have been $199.99 from the get-go.



maxleresistant said:
It should have been cheaper at launch, but it won't get a price cut. For two reasons:

1-it sells well, so why sell it cheaper if you can make more money.
2-for Nintendo a price cut is admitting that they fail at something and cutting the price will fix the problem, Nintendo really doesn't like to admit that there is a problem (but in that case, I don't think there is that much of a problem)

The best case scenario here is that when Sony cuts the price of the PS4/Pro, Nintendo reacts and says "we want to stay competitive".

So, they never admited the 3DS poor launch price and line up ? 

Man, I guess we ended up in a parralel dimension then, I was sure they cut the price of the 3DS few months later and Iwata apologized for that.

In WiiU's case. They would have just lost money if they did so. Better do some profits instead of loosing by selling more.



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Way too early... it's selling fine right now where it's at anyways. I feel like if they would do a price cut they would have stock issues again.



Sales are fine. No need for a price cut.



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CaptainExplosion said:

I think that, because for the past few weeks it's been just behind the PS4 in hardware sales, the Nintendo Switch needs a price cut, unless it's too soon to take such measures.

Who here thinks it should get a price cut, and who here thinks it doesn't need one?


Nintendo is not a company that bases their decisions based on internet forum banter. That's not to say that they don't want to be on the top, they do, but it's clear where the inspiration for this thread came from. Do you think Nintendo didn't know they'd have a mediocre first half of the year, when they have Smash Brothers, Fire Emblem, Yoshi and probably Animal Crossing in the 2nd half of the year? It doesn't really matter what it gets NOW because it's getting pretty steady figures in proportion to how little there is. 

Besides, I don't see the point in caring that much. The Switch doesn't even have it's handheld developers releasing a game yet, and it's been a year since it's release. The handheld devs are responsible for some of Nintendo's biggest franchises. Once Nintendo runs dry with franchises to sell, then let's talk about price cuts. Right now, it's more or less tracking to where PS4 is at (which is saying a lot, given it still sold more than PS4 in it's first year). 



Maybe once their online service starts generating revenue, they'll be in a position to have smaller margins on hardware like Sony and Microsoft.



CaptainExplosion said:
JWeinCom said:

By selling something for less money you make less money off of it.  

I know that, but how much does each Switch sold earn Nintendo?

I don't know, but it's really not relevant.  If I could sell something for 300, and I only sell it for 250, then I'm making 50 dollars less than I could have.  So, that's 50 dollars less profit than I'd be making regardless of whatever profit I would make off it originally.



The Nintendo Switch doesn't need a price cut right now. It is doing really well despite not selling as much as the PS4 in the past few weeks.



PortisheadBiscuit said:
Maybe once their online service starts generating revenue, they'll be in a position to have smaller margins on hardware like Sony and Microsoft.

They're still selling it at 20$ though.

I think they'll keep it as it is just to not cut into their revenue streams just because one is doing more than the other.



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