Why is the switch still so expensive?
It is expensive for the power you get because mobile hardware is expensive because it needs to be power efficient and not heat up too fast.
The joy cons are expensive compared to other controllers because they have things like HD rumble, motion controls, the Amiibo reader and they are small.
Why are Nintendo switch games so expensive?
Cartridges are expensive to manufacture
Gallons of ink have been spilled over the years from journalists writing about Nintendo’s steadfast devotion to plastic cartridges. They doubled down on them in the early days of the console wars and have stuck with them in the handheld market ever since.
How much does the switch really cost?
Nintendo Switch: Price and availability
The standard Nintendo Switch, available with either Neon Red and Neon Blue or gray Joy-Con controllers, has a list price of $299.99 (279.99 pounds sterling).
Is a Nintendo switch worth the price?
But it’s not just Nintendo’s own games that make it worth buying. The Switch is becoming an increasingly popular platform with other developers—you’ll find some of the big blockbuster titles on it, such as The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, but it’s particularly good for indie games.