Nintendo Switch Finally Priced in the PH

I think it’s safe to say that we’re excited for the Nintendo Switch and its March 3 release date can’t come any sooner! While the go-to store for all things gaming in the Philippines — Datablitz — has had Nintendo’s console on pre-order for quite awhile now, the pricing for the unit and its bundles were somewhat vague and pegged at somewhere around Php 22,000 to Php 25,000. But now, thanks to a photo shared online, we now know how much the Switch will set us back.

Photo Credited to Macoy Ramos

We found the said image through Randolph Novino of Pinoyscreencast who credits the photo to one, Macoy Ramos. It shows the Nintendo Switch Bundled with games, The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of the Wild and 1,2 Switch, listed at Php 26,499 for both the version in plain grey and the more colorful variant that includes the Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy-Con controllers.

The price given for the Nintendo Switch in the US was $299, or Php 15,000, pair that with the two games included with the bundle which has been set at $60 (Php 3010) for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild plus the $50 (Php 2580) for 1,2 Switch and we’re really not far off considering taxes and other fees Datablitz and other resellers have to pay to bring the console into the country.

Are you going to make the switch? Let us know in the comments down below.


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Jamie Inocian

A self-confessed geek. Jamie started out helping out on the Unbox Podcast and became the Digital Sales Manager when he joined the team full time. He has since then transitioned into one of our Senior Editors and Head Video Producer.

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  1. That’s only for one retailer, which is notorious for jacking up the price of video game consoles. Retailers like Datablitz and Gamextreme assured that the price wouldn’t go beyond 25k.

  2. kaka check ko nga lng ng pricing sa toy kingdom sa local mall at nakita ko 26,500 PHP. Naisip ko sobra naman mahal sa PHP. Ilang dolyares kaya to? 500 USD para sa bundle? Malaki ba tax sa electronics sa pinas?

    1. Wala kasing offices ang nintendo dito sa ‘Pinas kaya yung mga resellers dito nag-iimport sa ibang retailers bago papatungan rin nila tapos ng customs tax kaya mahal. Ang sony may branch dito kaya direkta na ang mga retailer sa kanila.

      1. Oo nga pla, walang local office, Pano kaya magpa repair, so far ang previous gen Sony consoles ko guds naman, Sana nga value for money to. Mahal lng talaga compared sa us price.

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