Rumor: Switch OLED estimated to cost just $10 extra to manufacture
According to Bloomberg, the new Switch OLED model will cost Nintendo just $10 more to make. That means the company is poised to increase its profit margins if true.
Bloomberg, having spoken with industry research firm DSCC co-founder Yoshio Tamura, says that the screen from Samsung adds $3 to $5 per unit. Omdia’s Akira Minamikawa claims that the bump to 64GB is another $3.50. Other components like the new kickstand and LAN port apparently are just a few dollars more.
Switch has remained at a steady price point of $300 without any price cuts, and continues to fly off store shelves. Nintendo introduced the $200 Switch Lite in 2019. As for the upcoming Switch OLED model, it will cost $350 and launches on October 8.