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The Nintendo Switch, which features a portable and stationary mode, will be revealed on Thursday evening in Tokyo, putting an end to a swirl of rumors. The reveal will be broadcast live on Nintendo’s YouTube channel beginning at 9PM ET.
The highly anticipated Switch will also be available for pre-order starting this Friday the 13th according to an announcement from the New York City Nintendo Store. But don’t expect to be able to successfully reserve one, as supplies are limited and demand is hot.
Little is known about the Switch, whose pricing has been subject to intense speculation. Contrasting reports suggest that the console will set buyers back by anywhere from $240 to $300. CNET reports that Target has the price listed at $300, for example, citing a leaked placeholder listing. A previous leak from Toys R’ Us suggested that the price tag may be closer to $240 which is a moderate fee.
Pricing will play a huge role in determining whether Nintendo’s new flagship console will compete successfully with the likes of the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, both of which now feature sub-$300 price tags.
As for the games that will be released with the console, rumors suggest that big names such as Zelda, Mario, and Pokémon will all be featured in the initial wave of titles, which may include Zelda: Breath of the Wild.