Yesterday Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure went up for pre-order on Amazon and fans immediately noticed a glaring difference between the Wii U and the Nintendo Switch versions. Amazon is charging a full $10 more for the Switch version, which is something we saw with RiME, another game headed to Switch with a premium cost.
When pressed about why games on Nintendo Switch cost more than those on other platforms, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime stated that it’s a third-party issue and Nintendo has no control over the pricing they choose. One of the publishers for RiME weighed in and stated that the cost of producing cartridges for Switch is more expensive, which is why the Switch versions cost more.
If this becomes a recurring pattern for the Nintendo Switch where the portable version of the game costs $10 more, do you think it’ll have a negative impact on game sales? Are you willing to pay $10 more for a game you really like just to be able to play it on the go?
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure will be out on Nintendo Switch starting June 27th.