Because it's a new console, it wasn't expected to have discounts on Black Friday. Retailers saw enough demand for it, however, that they decided to include it in their advertising anyway. It seems to have worked.
And this is why I bought a Switch 2 months before Black Friday because I knew there would be no deals especially being that it's a new console and this is Nintendo we're talking about here.. Nintendo has been known to be pretty stubborn when it comes to dropping prices on their games, consoles and accessories so this definitely shouldn't be surprising to anyone.
Agreed. Brawl didn't drop in price until the new Smash Bros. came out. I believe their other franchises are the same way.
That's why I bought mine on launch day way back in March! The most you'll ever see with Nintendo in the way of a discount is a digital game bundle. No massive price drops like Sony and Microsoft.
Yeah Nintendo didn’t even discount Wii U on any Black Friday during its lifespan, even in its final years, so no way will Switch be discounted.
They're not going to drop the price of a console in it's first year if it's selling well at the current price point. Next year you'll most likely see a switch with 1 or 2 games for $300 around the holiday.
@BadBoyC, Damn straight, I want to buy 3DS games like crazy, but most of them are still the same price as they were on release.
good job, nintendo. not surprising seeing as how they never dropped the price of the WiiU.
Yeah. I think if somehow you were to come across one at the store, it’ll probably as expensive as a switch.
I think that's one of the things that killed it too (another nail in the coffin anyways). I still can't believe they just straight yanked it off shelves without even offering some good bundles or something at least. I guess they wanted all attention shifted over to the Switch or something, but I bet they could've moved a bunch of units if they price dropped and marketed the crap out of it.
This is Nothing new . ALL retailers do the same FALSE advertisement claim a sale is on . as a ex sales person prices stay the Same . each year department stores roll out Redtag sale stub giving illusion that item price was discounted but in Reality It's not . It's the Same price before black Friday starts and Ends same price . for example on my amazon wish list i 've added 4K UHD 48in tv at 339 last year day after black Friday. here it is 2017 black Friday price Still the same 339 . "where's the discount"
I agree with you that in fact stores advertise deals when in fact they're not. This is known to be true. However you're example of the 4k UHD on Amazon is a bad example to prove your point. With the Switch being advertised, that is nothing new. Retailers always advertise the latest consoles even if they're not in sale. Go back to '13 and you'll see the PS4 and X1 months after launch also advertised. Go back even farther, you guessed it. These ads aren't only to advertise deals, it's to advertise products too.
Glad to see Nintendo doing well, but they are always a bit stingy with putting items on sale.
There was some games and 3ds stuff on sale.
at least they are having those sales at Eshop. that's something right?
Where I live it was with 40% discount, and sadly my pockets are empy
It was 50$ off everywhere in Canada and did alright... 450$ is still allot compared to a 279$ ps4, but Nintendo does have Disney magic. Next year it will get a price cut and will push much more.
Three Hundo a comfortable price for everyone involved
The Switch was the top selling console for Black Friday. Well, according to early estimates from Business Insider.
"Because it's a new console, it wasn't expected to have discounts on Black Friday". Which again points out the oddness of the decision to discount the xbox x which is also new. Clearly if something is popular and selling like hotcakes no discount is needed and Nintendo proved that.
That's very true, but still doesn't mean they are't a bit stingy around the Christmas season.
There has been sales of the Xbox x and switch though. I saw the Xbox x with forza 7 and gear 4 for £449 same price as the consol on its own. I also saw the swith on hot deals with Mario for less then the price of the rrp and one of the guys I work with got it.
There were some online retailers that offered some Switch bundles at a discount, but individual basis doesn't really count as a discount period.XD
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