Update: Nintendo has confirmed that its flagship Switch console will be available to purchase in Brazil from September 18th.
The console will be available through select retailers and will come with a price tag of R$ 2,999. Moreover, through the same storefronts, consumers can also buy a pro controller and Joy-Con gamepads in a range of colours.
"When Nintendo Switch launches in Brazil this September, we hope it will help bring smiles to the faces of everyone who plays. People of all ages will be able to enjoy the fun and social gaming that Nintendo Switch offers," Said Nintendo of America Latin America general manager Bill van Zyll.
Original Story: Nintendo is finally going to bring its Switch hardware to Brazil.
As announced via Twitter (below), the popular console will come to the South American country soon, although there is no release date yet. Currently, those in Brazil who want the Switch have to pay to have it imported which can come with a hefty fee.
The Brazilian games market has grown in recent years, which may have finally brought the country to Nintendo's attention. In 2019, it was revealed that the number of games companies in Brazil had more than doubled between 2014 and 2018, with the number of firms hitting 276.
Greetings to all the Brazilian Nintendo fans out there! We’re excited to announce that #NintendoSwitch will be coming soon to Brazil!— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 19, 2020
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The Nintendo Switch is an undoubtedly popular console, as shown in the company's latest financial report. The console has shifted 61.44 million units since its release in March 2017 and has seen software sales of 406.67 million units.
In the UK alone, Switch sales have more than doubled in the last year, and this is despite the production issues Nintendo faced as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic.