Release Date and Pricing
Let’s get the big stuff out of the way. During the Switch event today, Nintendo announced that their new console will be releasing on March 3, 2017. Not only that, the Switch will also be priced at $299.99, which is a whole $100 cheaper than the launch PS4. The console’s competitive pricing will definitely catch some attention, and Nintendo has placed itself in a pretty good position here with its early release date and attractive price point.
Two launch titles were also announced for the console: the first game is 1-2 Switch, a very odd challenge game that pits players against each other in events like shootouts and cow milking. The second game is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is one of the most highly anticipated titles of 2017. These additions don’t make for a very extensive launch lineup, but Zelda fans will undoubtedly be very pleased with this news.