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The Nintendo Switch gets a price drop in Europe

The Nintendo Switch price drop comes ahead of the OLED model’s release

A promotional image shows a Nintendo Switch displayed upright, with the Joy-Cons being snapped into place

Nintendo of Europe has officially reduced the price of the original Nintendo Switch model, mere weeks before the release of the latest version, the Nintendo Switch OLED model. The price is now listed as €269.99 (from €329.99) in Europe and £259.99 (from £279.99) on the official My Nintendo Store.

This is the first official price cut for the Nintendo Switch, coming well over four years since the console’s original release. While the Switch Lite has since been released, with an RRP of £199, the base model has continued to sell at its original price. When the OLED model launches next month it will retail at an increased £309.99/€349.99, so a cheaper Nintendo Switch could be very appealing over the holidays.

In a statement to VGC, Nintendo said “More than four and a half years after its first release, Nintendo Switch continues to have strong sales momentum in Europe. After carefully weighing up a variety of factors, including currency exchange rates in Europe and the upcoming launch of Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, we decided that now was the appropriate time to change the European trade price of Nintendo Switch.”

You can remind yourself of what to expect from the Nintendo Switch OLED model with the trailer below, while we wait for it’s release on October 8.

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Then, save yourself some more pennies with our guide to the very best free Switch games available right now.