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    January 27, 2017

    Nintendo Switch in South Africa: Everything you need to know

    Nintendo Switch South Africa pricing and availability

    Core Group has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch will arrive in South Africa in March; ahead of its arrival, here’s everything you need to know!

    Earlier this month we reported that Nintendo’s new Switch console would be headed to South Africa through Core Group; now, ahead of the console’s arrival on our shores, we have official clarity on price and availability.

    Pricing

    Core Gaming Systems have confrimed that the Nintendo Switch will make landfall in South Africa for the Reccomended Retail Price of R5,599 ZAR.

    That figure includes the main console iself, two Joy-Con (left and right) controllers, a Joy-Con grip (which two Joy Con controllers are attached to form one unit), a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, HDMI cable, AC adapter, and the Nintendo Switch dock which houses the console and connects it to a TV.

    Availability

    Core Gaming Systems have announced by press release that the Nintendo Switch will be sold from Takealot as well as BT Games, and a wider release will follow after which the console will be available from ‘leading retailers’.

    The console will arrive in two different variations at the same price; one will sport a set of grey Joy-Con controllers (pictures) while the other will accomodate one red and one blue controller.

    Titles:

    At launch, consumers will be able to purchase:

    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with the recommended retail price of R999 ZAR
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Limited Edition for the recommended retail price of R1,399 ZAR
    • 1-2-Switch for the recommended retail price of R699 ZAR

    Acessories

    Of course, the launch of any major gaming console is sure to be made complete with various accessories. Additional Joy-Con controllers will sell as a pair for the reccomended retail price of R,1299 ZAR, while one alone will sell for R899 ZAR. The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller will further be available for R1,199 ZAR.

    Further, Nintendo Switch amiibo characters will be made available from launch, including Link Archer, Link Rider, Zelda Bokoblin and Zelda Fieldwork for the reccomended retail price of R249 ZAR, and Guardian for the reccomended retail price of R299 ZAR.

    Have your say!

    What are your thoughts? Do you plan on getting Nintendo’s newest console at launch, or have the likes of PlayStation and Xbox piqued your interest instead? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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    • Thabang Makhoali

      What other titles that will be available at launch?