Reports Suggest Marvelous News on Nintendo Switch Price Drop and Updates on Next Nintendo Direct

Published 09/12/2021, 10:01 AM EDT


Nintendo has been hinting about a showcase event since the last week of August. PlayStation recently unveiled their showcase event this week, and it turned out to be a tremendous success. Following the steps of their chief competitor, it is likely that Nintendo can come up with an event of their own- the Nintendo Direct soon this month.

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Moreover, if speculations are believed, Nintendo Switch might see a major price drop this weekend. This adds to all the reasons for Nintendo fans to be hyped this month.

 

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Price Drop for Switch

Last Thursday, Twitter user @nintendoalerts posted a leak that suggested the Switch is getting a substantial price reduction. The console, released in 2017, will get a price reduction to 270 Euros from Monday. This would equal USD 250, so it means that Nintendo is reducing the price by $50 than the MSRP.

The Switch got a revamp with Switch V2 which has longer battery life. Nintendo also has an upcoming Switch OLED model that releases in October. While it’s highly unlikely that this price drop would apply for the OLED model, it will definitely make Switch more accessible to people. The Switch saw a huge rise in demand during the pandemic and has sold out on numerous occasions. This price drop might add substantially to the sales charts.

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Update on Nintendo Direct

The Nintendo Community has been constantly buzzing about an imminent Nintendo Direct event. While there have been no such updates, leaker @SamusHunter2 detailed a thread about this upcoming event on Twitter.

 

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The following can be expected from the upcoming Direct event :

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 official announcement.
  • Game Boy and Game Boy Color games on Nintendo Switch Online
  • A “major update” for Animal Crossing New Horizons that will most likely bring fan-favorite Brewster and his coffee bar to the game.
  • The last Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter reveals.

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September seems to be quite a tight month full of surprises and events in the console gaming community. While Nintendo has been relatively slow with its updates this month, October is lined up to have many exciting releases and updates that gamers are looking forward to.

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha is an eSports author for EssentiallySports and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree from Christ (Deemed to be University). He has always been into gaming since the ripe age of 9 and never looked back since. Apart from his deep love for narrative driven or campaign based games, he also loves casually playing online games such as Valorant, Fortnite, FIFA Ultimate Team, Warzone and GTA Online.

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