Many players have just started to buy Switch may have doubts, with a with a digital version unblocked games, why Switch on the game to be more expensive?
Whether the developer or Nintendo did not explain the price gap caused by the reasons, this site after investigation found that the cause of this phenomenon is the Switch’s physical card cost, many players guess, Switch card manufacturing costs Much higher than Blu-ray discs.
Switch tape capacity varies, there are 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 16GB, the largest up to 32GB. When the capacity of the cassette is larger, the manufacturing cost will be higher. At the same time, the cost of the tape is also related to the number of production, the smaller the number, the higher the unit price, and printing the same principle.
According to Nintendo’s policy, the digital version of all games must be the same as the physical version, so the game on the Switch platform, such as the adventure game “Rime”, priced at $ 39.99, more than the PS4 / Xbox One / PC version of $ 10 The
For small developers this problem is also a solution, that is, only the introduction of digital version of the game, so do not have to consider the additional costs brought about by the cassette.
“Snake Pass” is a upcoming landing at the end of the Switch game, then only the digital version, its developer Sumo said in an interview: “For us, the most important thing is that players should not because they chose a A platform to be punished. “