Nintendo to begin selling the Switch in Turkey

Nintendo Switch family

Years after leaving the Turkish market, Nintendo has announced their plans to begin selling the Switch in the region.

Distributor for Nintendo, CD Media, released a statement on their return to the market:

“We are honored and proud to advise of our exclusive contract with NINTENDO for TURKEY…our new company CD Media Turkey based in Istanbul will soon provide Turkish Nintendo fans and consumers with all of the wonderful cutting edge Nintendo products, SWITCH, LABO, AMIBO, etc and the full range of software. We will be providing Turkish language manuals, web site and technical support, all based on our current experience with Nintendo in the wider Balkan region. We are looking forward to supporting key local Turkish retail and independents with the full range of Nintendo consoles,accessories and games.”

There’s a caveat, though. The system is nearly double the cost than normal, equivalent to nearly $500 USD.

Switch software and accesories are priced abnormally high, too. Super Mario Odyssey will cost players 379 TL, which is just under $79 USD.

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