As promised earlier, the Nintendo company raised prices for its games in the Russian part of the digital eShop store for Switch. The price increase was about 7% and affected all price categories.
- Old price of 4899 rubles – the new price of 5249 rubles, an increase of 350 rubles (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
- Old price 4199 rubles – new price 4499 rubles, increase 300 rubles (Super Mario Odyssey, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe)
- The old price of 3499 rubles – a new price of 3749 rubles, an increase of 250 rubles (1-2 Switch, Bayonetta 2)
Games that cost less than three thousand rubles went up by about 200 rubles.
Price increase has not affected some publishers. For example, Diablo III still costs 3699 rubles.
But Bethesda raised prices for Skyrim and Wolfenstein II from 4,199 to 4,499 rubles.
Nintendo explained the appreciation of the “state of affairs in the market.” Retail value of the company’s games has not increased yet. Release cartridges companies usually cost no more than 3,690 rubles – even those games for which in the “figure” they now ask for more than five thousand.
Earlier it became known that Sony also raised prices for its exclusives in Russia. The recommended price of Days Gone in retail was 4490 rubles (versus the usual 3999), and in the “figure” the game is still available only for 5099 rubles. And only Microsoft in the “figure” went up mostly indie – because of the conversion of prices in the store in dollars.