The price of a brand new Nintendo Switch skyrocketed in many parts of the world, all thanks to higher demand due to the coronavirus.
And let’s not discount the increased interest in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Japanese media Livedoor has published a report reflecting the current situation in Japan.
Used console prices skyrocket
As of May 10, 2020, nothing improved and the Nintendo Switch remains hard to get. Online retailers which host lotteries to determine who wins a chance to buy one have experienced technical difficulties due to overwhelming traffic.
Demand has shot through the roof that a used Nintendo Switch system is going for about 46,651 yen (USD437) on online auction sites, about USD130 higher than the USD299.99 suggested retail price of a brand new system.
And let’s compare that to here in the Netherlands, we have seen prices over 500 euros for a Nintendo Switch. Which is utterly insane.