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DataBlitz, GameXtreme bare Nintendo Switch price in PH

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IT’S D-Day. Almost two months after the official unveiling in its native Japan, the Nintendo Switch is finally ready to be scooped up in stores worldwide. Yes, including the Philippines.

In separate Facebook posts today, two of the biggest gaming shops in the country have revealed the console’s local price. DataBlitz and GameXtreme are selling two bundles — the Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con and the Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy-Con — at P24,495 (or approximately $486) each.

Why the higher price when the SRP is just $299.99 or roughly P15,100? Besides taxes and shipping fees, you’ll have to factor in the cost of two games that come with each bundle — The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1-2 Switch. The former goes for $59.99 (P3,000), and the latter is worth $49.99 (P2,517).

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In case you didn’t know, each package includes the following:

  • the console itself;
  • the dock;
  • the left and right controllers;
  • Joy-Con wrist straps;
  • Joy-Con grip;
  • a high-speed HDMI cable; and
  • an AC adapter.

GameXtreme has informed us that walk-in customers may avail themselves of a P1,000 discount if they pay in cash. 

If you want to buy from DataBlitz, the company has advised that you first call your preferred branch to confirm the product’s availability before dropping by. The phone numbers of its branches can be found on this page.

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The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid console — a mix of the gaming giant’s previous systems to varying degrees, from the Game Boy to the Wii U. You can plug it in via USB Type-C or dock it at home. You can also take it with you to play games on the go.

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 17 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.