It’s always interesting when a new and slightly improved system is announced to see just how much it will cost compared to the existing model which does much the same.
In the case of the Switch OLED, it’s going to be $50 more than the price of the original hybrid model – bumping the total amount up to $350 USD. If it’s got you wondering what it might cost on Nintendo’s end, read on…
Bloomberg has published a new story about the upcoming system, which breakdowns the price to manufacture it. The new system apparently costs the Japanese video game giant “around $10 more per unit” to make.
In terms of an individual component breakdown – the new Samsung OLED screen is believed to be around $3 to $5 per unit, the upgrade storage costs an extra $3.50, and other components like the LAN port and improved kickstand are a few extra bucks.
The Switch is already making a profit, so this will only further increase Nintendo’s profit margins if it is successful. Bloomberg reached out to a Nintendo spokesperson about the price breakdown and sure enough, they declined to comment.
The new Nintendo Switch OLED model will make its debut alongside Metroid Dread on October 8th.