The Nintendo Switch Will Cost $300, Charging For Online Play

Nintendo just announced the final release date and price for the Switch. The company’s new home console/handheld hybrid will cost $300 and will be released on March 3 in the US. It will also be region free!

Online play will be free for everyone until the Fall, after which Nintendo will begin charging for the service.

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It will also be out on the same day in Canada, Japan, “Major European countries”, Hong Kong and “other territories”.

Here’s what will be included inside every Switch box:

And there will be two versions of the console available at launch, one with the red & blue controller combo, one with grey. Both will cost the same ($300).

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If you want to buy any of this separately, well, it’s going to cost you.

A pair of Joy-Con controllers will be $80, the Pro Controller is $70, half a Joy-Con (you can buy the L or R sides individually) will be $50 and a spare dock (if you want to use it on a second TV) will be $90. A new charging handle thing for your Joy-Cons will be $30.

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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