1. Madikan

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    The Switch will cost $299.99 in the US, £279.99 ($341.11) in the UK, AU$469.95 ($352.89) in Australia , 29,980 yen ($260) in Japan and €330 ($351.23) in Europe.

    Why is the price of the Switch so high in Europe and Australia ? I don't remember having enormous import taxes at all and the prices of the PS4 and the Xbox One are also roughly the same (ex: the PS4 is $260.95 in the US and $266.08 in Europe).

    So why would Nintendo charge us with nearly $100 more than in Japan and more than $50 more than in the US ?
     
  2. Noy2222

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    The price in the US doesn't include sale tax (about 10%) and the European price includes sales tax which can be a lot higher. It all evens out.
     
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    US price doesn't include state taxes.
     
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    Switch in denmark is 430 dollars!
     
  5. retrofan_k

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    Yep US customers have to pay state sales tax. UK we have VAT and this is my order invoice from yesterday:

    Item Subtotal: £233.33
    Postage & Packing: £0.00


    Total Before VAT: £233.33
    VAT: £46.66




    Order Total: £279.99
     
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    Since I work for Walmart I get a 10% discount. And since I pre-ordered mine without tax, it will only be $269.99 flat. :)
     
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    and i also think the fact dollar being so close to euro now, is a big effect

    i thought the switch costed 300 euros, but 330 is a rip off....
    doesn't the US price already includes VAT\taxes?

    what about european game prices?
     
  9. Joe88

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    Nope, each state has its own sales tax and cities can add on top of that.
    Here in nyc its 8.875% tax
     
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