Launch of Amazon Australia Drives Nintendo Switch Price Down to $399 AUD

Amazon, the massive online retailer, has recently set-up shop in the ‘Land Down Under’.¬†Australia is a big country, but it’s in a very remote location compared to most other places in the world. Now that Amazon has made its way there, some local Australian retailers aren’t too happy to now have the retail juggernaut at their doorstep. This has led to some reducing the price of certain items to match that of Amazon. One of these items happens to be the Nintendo Switch.

This info comes from Finder, who pointed out that the system launched earlier this year in the country at the price of $470 AUD. Now that Amazon is here, Australian gamers can now grab a Switch at the (relatively) low price of $399 AUD either from Amazon or other retailers like JB Hi-Fi who’s trying to price-match Amazon’s listings.

Australia is notorious for its incredibly high prices. I had relatives who went on a trip there a few years ago, and while they thoroughly enjoyed their stay, it really took a toll on their wallets.¬†This is why it’s always good to have competition when it comes to businesses. It typically ends up benefiting the consumers for the most part, as can be seen in this case. Hopefully, this will give more frugal gamers a chance to pick up the system now that the price has been reduced.


A.K Rahming
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.