Black Friday has fast overtaken Boxing Day as the biggest sales day of the year, with people willing to beat the living hell out of each other up to get some money off a new TV. Lots of stuff gets discounted, but there's at least one high profile item that will not be getting any sort of price cut: Nintendo's Switch.
At least not one that's endorsed by Nintendo. While companies like Microsoft and Sony might revel in Black Friday, Nintendo will not be cutting the price of its much-loved hybrid console. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé confirmed this in an interview with The Washington Post, saying, "we’re focusing on making sure we have robust supply at retail."
It's not surprising, seeing how sought after the Switch has been since it was released back in March. While the console is much easier to come by these days, with the Christmas shopping season approaching you know that stockrooms are going to start emptying out. It's more important for Nintendo to make sure everyone who wants a Switch can buy one, and not to sit back and watch angry shoppers fight over them with makeshift weapons made from old Wiimotes.
Fils-Aimé also confirmed that the company was hard at work ensuring an adequate supply of the SNES Classic, for the rest of this year and the start of next year.
So if you're off looking for deals n the Switch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and beyond, don't hold your breath. The best you'll hope for are bundles, which come with one of Nintendo's in-house games. Let's just hope that the games themselves get a cut, because Switch cartridges are not cheap. [Washington Post via Ubergizmo]