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Nintendo Switch Predictions: Price, Release Date, & Launch Games

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Let's speculate!

The Nintendo Switch reveal is upon us! At 8pm PST tonight, Nintendo will finally show off its upcoming console, and we expect to learn the price, release date, launch games, and much more. But as our article predicting 7 things that are going to happen in in gaming in 2017 shows, we love to try and predict the future. Below you'll find an assortment of prognostications from the GameSpot team outlining what we think Nintendo is going to reveal.

Note that we're purposefully leaving out a few of the obvious titles (like Zelda Breath of the Wild, Mario, and the Wii U ports shown off during the system's reveal).

Justin Haywald, Managing Editor

  • Price: $199
  • Release Date: March 17
  • Launch Game Prediction: A compilation game (like Wii Play and Nintendo Land) that shows off the capabilities of the system through an assortment of fun minigames.

Randolph Ramsay, Editor-in-Chief

  • Price: $249
  • Release Date: March 30
  • Launch Game Prediction: There'll be a smattering of third-party support, so I'm expecting something from Ubisoft (a Rabbids game or Just Dance, perhaps?).

Edmond Tran, AU Editor / Senior Video Producer

  • Price: $249.99 USD, and probably $399.95 AUD.
  • Release Date: March 18 or 19. WEEKEND LAUNCH.
  • Launch Game Prediction: The triumphant return of WarioWare, Inc. that requires you to hurriedly take apart your console and controllers between minigames.
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Michael Higham, Editor

  • Price: $299.99 USD
  • Release Date: March 24th
  • Launch Game Predictions: Switch Sports, Mario Party 11 (LETS GOOOO), F-Zero GX Remastered, Super Mario Galaxy HD, Mario Maker Switch Edition.

Kallie Plagge, Associate Editor

  • Price: $250 USD
  • Release Date: March 19 (Nintendo often does Sunday game launches, so why not?)
  • Launch Game Predictions: A Pokemon Sun/Moon third version (Pokemon Stars?) with added features.

Jimmy Thang, Editor

  • Price: $249.99 USD
  • Release Date: March 31
  • Launch Game Predictions: New Donkey Kong, EarthBound, and Metroid.

Rob Handlery, Video Producer

  • Price: $249.99
  • Release Date: March 3rd
  • Launch Game Prediction: Super Smash Bros., New Super Mario Maker, Lego Star Wars Game

Chris Pereira, Editor

  • Price: $200
  • Release Date: March 19
  • Launch Game Predictions: New Animal Crossing, Super Monkey Ball, and WarioWare, and updated versions of Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101
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Jean-Luc Seipke, Video Producer

  • Price: $249.95
  • Release Date: March 11th
  • Launch Game Prediction: Mother 3 (IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING), WarioWare, Couple of ports like Dark Souls 3 and Resident Evil VII, a new Trauma Center.

Scott Butterworth, Editor

  • Price: $299.99 USD
  • Release Date: March 31
  • Launch Game Predictions: Pokken Tournament Special Edition, a new Metroid game, a new Super Smash Bros., Splatoon 2, Fire Emblem Fates, Yooka-Laylee, at least one brand new IP

Joey Yee, Destroyer of Worlds (Video Producer)

  • Price: $250/$300 (bundle w/ pro controller)
  • Release Date: March 17
  • Launch Game Predictions: Super Mario Maker, a couple of GameCube Virtual Console games

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