Reggie Fils-Aime from Nintendo has released a statement detailing why exactly Nintendo chose this route.
"We look at every launch uniquely as to what's the right thing to do for that launch. And I've been involved in launches dating back to the Nintendo DS. Each one is a little different."
"For this launch, what we found is that with the range of software that's coming--not only available day one but through April and into the summer, and including the holiday time frame with Super Mario Odyssey--that we wanted to enable the consumer to buy the software they want, to look to get to the most approachable price point we could get to."
"That led us to a $299 price point, and let the consumer decide what games they want to buy."
We feel that Nintendo could have at least included 1-2 Switch, a title that focuses on using the joycon as a face to face party game. Regardless, this title is available on launch with Zelda: Breath of the wild on 3/3.
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