Here it is: the launch date and price of the Nintendo Switch, and everything you’ll get in the box

By Staff, Friday, 13 January 2017 04:05 GMT

We finally know when we’ll be able to buy the Nintendo Switch, and how much it will cost.

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Switch will release on March 3 in Japan, the US and major European territories, as well as several other regions.

It goes for $299.99 in the US, but a price has not been set in Europe. In the UK, it will run you £279.99. As for Japan, it will cost ¥29,980. No Australian price was announced.

The console will ship with left and right JoyCon controllers, JoyCon wrist straps, a JoyCon grip, the Switch dock, an HDMI cable and an AC adapter.

Two Switch SKUs will be available, at the same price – one with grey controllers, and one with coloured controllers.

Nintendo intends to offer a more robust online experience this time. Nintendo Switch online services will be free at launch, but will become a paid service, like Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus, in northern autumn 2017.

More details are coming at a later date, but we do know you’ll be able to access many of the features from your smartphone, including setting up play dates and finding friends.

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