Nintendo fans got really excited when various reports revealed earlier today that the Nintendo Switch price had leaked out. The new leak suggested that the new console could cost around £200, which really is an unbelievable price for the Switch. Well, it literally is unbelievable in every sense now, as the leak has turned out to be fake!

nintendoswitchprice

Express Online reported a few hours back that the UK retailer GAME has denied the new pricing rumors. A spokesperson from GAME stated that the Nintendo Switch price leak was from inaccurate sources. The terms on the official website of GAME read: “Until we receive an official price from Nintendo, a temporary price of £999.99 will be given to the Nintendo Switch console. This placeholder will show through the checkout process and on your confirmation email, but you will not be charged this amount. At a later date, the confirmed price will be guaranteed to those who have pre-ordered.”

It all started when the US website of the Canadian Toys R set a price of $329.99 on a Nintendo Switch ad. The price roughly translates to £200, which also corresponds to an earlier rumor by Nintendo Insider Laura Dale, who suggested that GAME will sell the console for £199.99. The company reportedly does not want to sell the console at a loss. Analysts believe that £300 would be a sweet price for the new Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo is expected to announce the Nintendo Switch price, release date, and games list on January 13 in Tokyo at a special event. Nintendo has already confirmed that the Switch release date would be in March 2017.