Nintendo Switch will likely be priced between £250 and £299 in UK

Nintendo Switch will likely be priced between £250 and £299 in UK

According to several retail leaks, the cost of Nintendo's forthcoming new console - the 'Nintendo Switch' - in the UK will likely be between £250 and £299. The new Nintendo Switch console is scheduled for launch in March 2017.

All the details on the new Nintendo Switch gaming console will officially be divulged by Nintendo in January 2017. Among the expected disclosures to be made by Nintendo next month are the company's retail plans for the console, as well as its specifications and launch lineup.

Though nothing official has been disclosed by Nintendo about the cost of the Switch console, fans are hopeful that the console will be competitively priced right at the outset, especially against the backdrop of the fact that the retail value of PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Xbox One gets lowered annually.

With a number of retail leaks hinting at a £250-£299 price-point for the Nintendo Switch console in the UK, gaming industry analyst Michael Pachter has given his own forecast on the Switch price, and has also predicted how well the console will sell going forward in 2017.

Going by Pachter's predictions to Gamesindustry, the Nintendo Switch console is "sold out through September." Pachter also said: "The console looks fun, the price appears to be right, and I expect demand to be high. If there is a lot of third-party support (games, not merely labels), I think demand remains high."