Nintendo has announced that no further information is to be officially announced until the January presentation next year but this hasn't stopped gaming journalists to still attempt to get a big scoop earlier than the announcement date. For one, a recent interview from the president himself may have certain information spoken between the lines. One of them might be the projected price.
President Tatsumi Kimishima may have hinted Nintendo Switch's price along with upcoming title lineup somewhere between his intriguing lines on an interview. Kimishima states that the price will be based on a principle that they will not have room for loss.
What does this mean for pricing?
It could simply mean that initial prices upon releases could be, well, 'pricey', as it is indicated that they would not plan to accept loss - most probably because the company has been losing already for 8 years. The president also indicated that they will be serving a variety of customers which brings down our speculated price range to near 'affordable.' Here are the quoted words according to Digital Spy:
"Regarding the price, as we have been saying, we are, in principle, not planning to sell it at a loss," said Kimishima. "We would like a wide variety of consumers to enjoy Nintendo products, and we would also like to think in terms of consumers' expectations for our products."
As of this writing, the price range is somewhere above 'affordable' and 'pricey' so better start keeping those savings for the rainy day in case the actual price would lean towards expensive. After all, Nintendo Switch offers the best of both worlds, a handheld and a console at the same time.
Confirmed 3rd party games?
Taken further from the same source, Kimishima continued on with the dialogue saying that third-party publishers have realized the chance to be creative and deliver something completely new with the Nintendo switch, something that is currently unreachable with current consoles.
It is safe to say that third-party developers are currently making games for the handheld-console hybrid, as indicated within the presidents words: "many third-party publishers, some of whom we have introduced in the presentation today, have shown their willingness to actively support this system." That "some" Kimishima is referring to probably are the studios behind Skyrim and NBA 2K which are featured in the 3-minute reveal. More confidence for 3rd party devs to participate has been strengthened now that we know that the device will be powered by Pascal technology. Devs are always interested in better infrastructure.