This move reportedly comes as a response to numerous markdowns in price; Amazon France has previously offered the console for as low as €270, with other retailers remaining at €299.99 or above. While it would be Amazon which takes the hit from this price drop, rather than Nintendo, it’s possible that Nintendo wishes to avoid one retailer securing domination over the sales of the system; rather than upset other retailers, it seems that Nintendo wants the console to be consistent across the board.
Interestingly, this has also caused major upcoming games such as and to be removed from the store, too. These games are no longer available to pre-order and, at the time of writing, cannot be found on the site at all. Unless Amazon France can regain Nintendo’s trust, the retailer may well find itself without the gaming giant’s latest and greatest products.
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