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Switch Without Dock Coming to Japan

Switch Without Dock Coming to Japan - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 June 2018 / 2,520 Views

Nintendo has announced it will release a Nintendo Switch without the dock in Japan for 24,980 yen. That is 5,000 yen cheaper than the Switch with the dock. 

The dockless Switch includes left and right Joy-Cons, and two Joy-Con straps. It is available for purchase in Japan at the Nintendo Store


Nintendo has not announced that it will release the dockless Switch outside of Japan. 

Thanks Gematsu.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Kristof81 (on 23 May 2018)

No AC adapter?

Ganoncrotch (on 23 May 2018)

nope, just uses any standard USB C charger

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Masked_Muchaco (on 23 May 2018)

@Ganoncrotch I don't have any usb c charger at the moment, so in my case I would have to buy one. But they're not expensive though, so I think it's not a big deal.

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Ganoncrotch (on 24 May 2018)

cheapest usb to C charging cable on ebay is €1.13 with free postage.

Not really deal breaker I think.

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Rab (on 23 May 2018)

Good for multiple Switch households keeping cost down, you only need the one dock

Azuren (on 23 May 2018)

$250 USD Switch for the west incoming~ Naysayers get plates of crow at the ready~

UltimateGamer1982 (on 23 May 2018)

Astronomical sales coming.

Marth (on 23 May 2018)

Makes a lot of sense doing that for Japan.

AlfredoTurkey (on 23 May 2018)

This goes against the "it's a hybrid" talk though. Now, it truly IS a handheld.

Jranation (on 23 May 2018)

If you also remove the joy con and the joy con grip from the bundle........ it is now just a touch screen device.

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Medisti (on 23 May 2018)

Who cares? It's a machine you play games on. Does it matter which label you slap on the box? All that matters is if the software is good and coming out regularly.

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Ganoncrotch (on 24 May 2018)

if you just buy the joy con pair you can forgo the console and just close your eyes and imagine you're playing a pair of maracas.

Are Nintendo even making video game related things anymore?!

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zippy (on 23 May 2018)

Pokémon incoming

CosmicSex (on 23 May 2018)

I mean as long as they offer the dock separately. Thats fine.

V-r0cK (on 23 May 2018)

Looking more and more like the PSP Go now lol

Ganoncrotch (on 24 May 2018)

Only differences are popular and supported by its creator.

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gemini_d@rk (on 23 May 2018)

Officially it goes from hybrid to portable when the dock becomes an optional sold separately. Remember microsoft by removing kinect from xone.

Slap&Ride (on 23 May 2018)

The dock is sold separately so no problem there. The gamer can upgrade. Players choice ;)

Cobretti2 (on 23 May 2018)

Well it was only a matter of time. Now release a dock that boosts the power of the Switch lol. Perhaps Switch 2 will do that. i.e. as their patent they had submitted supplementary unit lol.

XD84 (on 23 May 2018)

This will sell well in Japan. This means for me that Nintendo should have no issues anymore to meet the demand for the Switch.

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Seventizz (on 23 May 2018)

So, can we officially stop calling the Switch a console competitor then? I mean, how many adults would buy one that doesn't already have a ps4 or Xbox One? Especially at this point of the generation.

nemo37 (on 23 May 2018)

Your comment pretty much contradicts what those with actual sales numbers are saying. Mat Piscatella of the NPD Group has been saying for a while that Switch is complimenting the PS4 and Xbox One not competing with them. This means people buying the Switch are PS4 and Xbox One owners and they are purchasing these either for Nintendo exclusive games or the portability of the system; it is very much like how 3DS did not directly compete with the home consoles. Beyond that, as of March 2018 the system has shipped around 17.8 million units, and according to Nintendo's own internal data most of those buying are young adult males...again a demographic very similar to that of the buyer of PS4 and Xbox One. So it is clear that adults that own a PS4 and Xbox One are buying Switches, even at this point in the generation.

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nemo37 (on 23 May 2018)

@nemo37 - I thought you said that adults that own an Xbox One and PS4 would not purchase a Switch considering they already own those systems and we are far into the generation. Did I misunderstand what you were saying?

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Medisti (on 23 May 2018)

What an apt avatar you have.

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CGI-Quality (on 23 May 2018)

Seventizz has been Permabanned.

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