Nintendo will launch two Switch SKUs, here's how much they cost and what's included

No matter which system catches your eye, the Switch will cost $299.99 when the console goes on sale on March 3.

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Along with a firm release date of March 17, Nintendo will launch two Switch packages, like it did with Wii U in 2012.

Both SKUs include the Switch, docking station, left and right Joy-Con controllers, wrist strap, an AC adapter, and one HDMI cable. One SKU will include gray-colored Joy-Con peripherals, while the other will pack in neon blue and red Joy-Cons.

Nintendo's Pro Controller will be sold separately.

No matter which system catches your eye, the Switch will cost $299.99 when the console goes on sale on March 3.

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    January 12, 2017 9:01 PM

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      January 12, 2017 9:33 PM

      Turns out controllers are crazy expensive: http://www.nintendo.com/switch/buy-now/

      $70 pro controller, $80 per pair of joycons. Seems like they went too far on the fancy tech in there IMO, although if it has Wii virtual console because of that then that's cool.

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        January 13, 2017 4:29 AM

        Which is insane unfortunately, in Canada that's like over $100 per controller. Xbone controllers go as low as $35 CAD on a good sale :(

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          January 13, 2017 5:12 AM

          The joycon controllers have a kinect (!!?) built in, according to ars. Or a depth-sensing IR camera anyway, and fancier rumble than the xbone controllers, supposedly.

          I agree it seems like a lot :(

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            January 13, 2017 5:14 AM

            Well those are good points, I mean if they have cool tech built in that makes a difference to the end user then I would be ok with paying the premium

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      January 13, 2017 9:06 AM

      Those colors don't look great

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        January 13, 2017 9:10 AM

        it's not so bad, i think the (neon?) blue/red scheme is ugly sexy

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          January 13, 2017 11:07 AM

          They don't go well with the dark console IMO

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            January 13, 2017 11:13 AM

            I dual lime-green joy-con Switch would look killer.

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              January 13, 2017 11:17 AM

              I'm holding out for a lime-green and eggplant-purple set.

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