Switch first-party games cost between $50 and $60, prices vary for indie and remixed titles

You'll pay a premium for games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.


Nintendo Switch's online store is up, and first-party games slated for the system's March 3 launch date carry price tags ranging from $49.99 to $59.99.

Arms, a fighting game where players use the Joy-Con controller to box with extendable arms like Street Fighter 2's Dhalsim, will cost $49.99. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is listed at $59.99, as is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a remix of 2014's Mario Kart 8 for Wii U.

Snipperclips, a game where players cut out paper characters to solve puzzles, costs $19.99. Most listings on the store are TBA/TBD.

Given the range of titles shown for the Switch, from brand-new games like Breath of the Wild to remixes and re-releases like Capcom's Ultra Street Fighter 2, a healthy mix of prices is to be expected.

Nintendo Switch launches on March 3 for $299.99. The company announced two SKUs for the console: one set with gray Joy-Con controllers, and another with neon blue and red Joy-Cons. 

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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