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    A couple of weeks ago, we shared the announcement that the Nintendo Switch is officially coming to Brazil. The delay in the official release was attributed to import taxes which have now been revised. However, no release window was announced back them. Today. Nintendo has given a specific date for its console's release in the country: September 18th.

    Residents of Brazil will be able to purchase the Switch at a suggested retail price of R$ 2,999 in selected retailers Lojas Americanas and Magazine Luiza, as well as online at the virtual stores Americanas.com.br, Magazineluiza.com.br and Submarino.com.br. Additionally, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and additional Joy-Con controllers in different color options will be available at the same retailers.

    :arrow: SOURCE: GBAtemp Inbox
     
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  3. Bullseye

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    That is like 480€!? Wow that is expensive!
     
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    You are going to Brazil. Now.
     
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    Thats around $550 usd thats insane
     
  6. Flame

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    not with a price like that.
     
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    well the taxation is immense, so if they had a normal price, the surplus value goes straight to the government's vaults in form of taxes.
    You know, to be used in good stuff, like education and safeguarding the Amazon jungle.
     
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    They got the same pricing as is in Mexico, but we have to deal with import taxes and the pricing shift from fucking RATAMEL rats loooool
     
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    Yeah, I posted the price on the other topic. It's ridiculous.
    And since this price was announced, the scalpers raised the imports' prices from the usual R$ 2,000-2,500 to 3,000+.
    I bought my first switch last year for R$ 1,680.

    It's worth mentioning that the PS4 Pro costs the exact same price (R$ 2,999) on the same retailer (Magazine Luiza), so no, it's not the taxes driving up the price.

    https://www.magazineluiza.com.br/playstation-4-pro-1tb-1-controle-sony-headset/p/043077600/ga/gps4/
     
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    IIRC, the outrageous taxes and price of the product in the market was one of the reasons why Nintendo didn’t want to officially launch their systems in Brazil, correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    I imagine that prices most people out of the market, and those with the funds likely already imported one anyway and probably wrote off any warranty concerns.
    Wonder how many sales that will ultimately happen.
     
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    Very expensive and no Nintendo Labo neither physical games, this sucks...
    It's an absurd to think it will cost 565 USD

    Also, the article forgot to mention the Switch Lite will be released in 2021
     
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    that's twice as much as a brand new switch
     
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    I'm surprised it's interested in returning to Brasil, after deeming it too risky before.
     
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    Wooow! That's a lot of money! Isn't it cheaper to order it online from another country and still pay delivery fee? Or isn't this an option? :huh:
     
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    yeah lol i think its probably cheaper to buy one from usa or some other country and pay the import fees, it will still be less expensive, god damn 480 euros for a mid life switch lol.

    how much will games cost 100 euros each?
     
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    I'm pretty uninformed on this subject but wouldn't it be cheaper to just buy one from Japan or the USA and have it imported? Even if there are import taxes it probably would still be cheaper than that, right?
     
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    Sucks to live in brazil in times like these :(
     
  19. laurorual

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    like i said in the previous post about this, it wont change nothing, people will still continue buying from the "grey market"
     
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    LMAO I WAS RIGHT
     
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    It should be bundled with Sega Genesis Classics.
     
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