The Nintendo Switch has maintained its price for quite a while now while still selling strong each year. For five years, in fact. However, the console seemed to suddenly go on sale via major retail locations, sparking assumptions that the console had finally seen a price drop in the US.
Earlier this morning, you could get your hands on the console via retail options like Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop for only $259.99. Making for some noticeable savings that can be redirected toward one of your favorite games or accessories instead.
Seeing the price drop in so many spots at the same time did indeed look promising since no sales were announced in general. However, it wasn’t long before the prices were brought right back to the normal $299 price tag.
Maybe it is a part of a test to see how consumers respond to a price drop. Maybe it was a slip up since the price went back up so quickly. Or maybe it was simply a random coincidence that so many stores suddenly played with a flash sale at the same time. It definitely wasn’t a price caused by a general typing error as something like that would have only affected one retailer (not multiple).
So the verdict is still out there on if this is a sign of things to come or not. It’s kind of difficult to predict as the OLED edition has remained the same at $349 throughout the day. No new hardware is on the horizon and no official words from Nintendo directly have been released relating to any price drops in the near future.