Report: Nintendo Switch OLED Model Only Costs $10 More To Make
Nintendo surprised fans with a Switch revision announcement this month, one that adds an OLED screen and several other improvements to the existing hardware. The Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) is likely to be a profitable device for the company, as the technology used to create a Switch has gotten cheaper in the years since the console was first launched. According to a Bloomberg report, the new updates are estimated to add around $10 more to the manufacturing cost of each unit.
This particular model of the Switch will cost more than its regular counterpart, $350 as opposed to the standard price of $300. It’s not an unusual move for mid-life consoles to charge consumers more instead of less but compared to the significant upgrades that the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X introduced to the market when they launched, Nintendo’s OLED model Switch strategy seems peculiar for a device that offers little else besides an upgraded screen, storage, new console stand, and LAN port.
“Nintendo failed to provide enough added value to justify a $50 bump in the new hardware,” Morningstar’s head of equity research Kazunori Ito said to Bloomberg. “The new hardware is barely half-baked and would do no help at all in sustaining the platform’s momentum. The Switch had its peak last year and is only going to slow down from here.”
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