The Switch’s popularity has come at a high price. The majority of multi-platform releases in both physical and digital form often cost more on Nintendo’s hybrid platform. Eurogamer even investigated why this was happening on the physical front in 2017, only to discover game cards cost more to produce than discs and vary in terms of price, depending on capacity.
When this mystery was solved, the unfortunate term “Switch tax” was coined, to help explain why games on Nintendo’s latest device cost £10.00 or $10.00 more than versions available on other systems. With this in mind, Nintendo Soup has noticed it might actually be the other way around with one upcoming release. According to a listing on Amazon, the physical copy of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Switch will cost $39.99 and an extra $10.00 more ($49.99 in total) on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. However, there is a temporary discount for the Xbox One release, pushing it back down to the same price as the Switch version.
This isn’t necessarily the first time something like this has happened, but it does raise questions as to why the Switch version is this price and what’s happened to the infamous Switch tax. The same Amazon listing has also reportedly confirmed the game will be launched on 17th September 2019. It’s worth pointing out how no release date or price has been officially confirmed at this point in time.
What do you make of this? Does this listing seem too good to be true? Will you be picking up this game whenever it is released? Tell us down below.