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Sonic Mania will be on Switch the same day as other platforms, won’t cost more

Posted on March 14, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Sonic Mania is due out on Switch later this year. Fortunately, when it’s ready, there won’t be any compromises made to the actual release.

SEGA’s Aaron Webber told Nintendo World Report in an interview at PAX that Sonic Mania will be on Switch at the same time as other platforms. Furthermore, it will be the same price. With talk circulating about some third-party games costing more on Switch, this is certainly encouraging to hear.

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  • Jefferson Boldrin Cardozo

    Which games are confirmed to cost more? I only remember reading about RIME

    • Justmadeanaccount2

      Puyo Puyo Tetris.

      • Gemmol Lewis

        Nintendo switch physical version come with a item that the other systems do not come with that’s why the piece rise but it’s basically the same

      • kurodo

        Puyo Puyo on Switch is a “special edition” with some extra goods on the box.

        • Justmadeanaccount2

          Only 2 keychains I think. Nothing special enough to justify the price increase.

  • Justmadeanaccount2

    There’s no physical copy of this game, so it makes sense that it’s the same price.

    • Jonathan Cromwell

      The is a physical collectors edition tho.

      • TruExtent

        The collector’s edition comes with physical goodies, but the game still comes on a “Metallic Collector’s Card with Sonic Mania Download Code” according to Amazon. So no physical game. Just a fancy card with the download code.

    • Stuart

      There is a special edition of it. It’s sold out for ages,but there is.

      • Justmadeanaccount2

        I knew someone would say this. lol That doesnt have a physical copy…It has a download code.

    • Tide

      As of right now, I am Setsuna, Disgaea 5 and Just Dance 2017 have released with physical copies and all their prices match the other consoles. Also, Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ and Has Been Heroes will have the same prices as the other consoles and will be receiving physical copies as well.

      I am Setsuna and Disgaea 5 were japan only for physical release and Just Dance 2017 on the Switch is the Gold edition.

      RIME is the only title that will cost more at launch without providing anything different.

  • Roto Prime

    H yes Sega, you get my money!

  • If it’s getting a physical release and it’s the same price, then good! If it’s not then this is a non story.

    • Since when digital release has to support the cost of the physical release ?

      • I don’t know what you’re implying here since in no way did I mention this, my comment was simply about how news articles have been going around about the cost of manufacturing Switch carts.

        If there is no physical cart, there is no story here because thus far the reasons Switch games have been more expensive is because of the cost of manufacturing the cartridge, thus elevating the price of the digital release because they must be the same in order for them to be allowed to sell in retail spaces.

        • I didn’t know the price of the physical and digital release had to be the same. It’s a weird tactic from Nintendo, especially since most retailers sell the cartridge cheaper than the eshop price of the same game.

  • « Launching window » games being more expensive make sense as they’re the only titles you can find so it’s a way for the editor to make easy money (and sort of deserved because their games are essential to make a console launch successful). That’s why Rime’s situation is weird, it’s coming way later after launch, later than any other platform, with no extra content (we know of), and will cost 10 € more. It doesn’t make any sense. The cost of the port is none of our concern.

    The good news is that most games being physically released will cost less than their eshop counterpart. You can already save 10 € on Zelda that way, maybe we can save the 10 € of Rime too (but not if you want the digital version…).

    Anyway, glad to hear that, I really want that game. Hopefully Nintendo will also hurry up in releasing a d-pad left joycon for all those great old school games.

  • atomicjuicer

    Probably because Sega already have a working relationship in place since the sonic exclusives on wii u and 3ds.

    Interfacing with nintendo has traditionally been high effort.