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The Nintendo Switch Will Soon Be Available In Turkey

If you’re a gamer living in Turkey, there is some good news. Nintendo has announced that the region will soon be able to get the Switch. Unfortunately, hardware and software is going to be expensive. For example, the Switch console will be 2,399 TL, which is the equivalent of $495 USD. Super Mario Odyssey will be 379 TL, or $79 USD/£377. Lastly, If you thought the Pro Controller was expensive in other regions, then get ready for a price of 499 TL, or $102 USD/£78. CD Media, a Nintendo distributor, commented about the news, so we’ve included their statement down below.

We are honored and proud to advise of our exclusive contract with NINTENDO for TURKEY…our new company CD Media Turkey based in Istanbul will soon provide Turkish Nintendo fans and consumers with all of the wonderful cutting edge Nintendo products, SWITCH, LABO, AMIBO, etc and the full range of software. We will be providing Turkish language manuals, web site and technical support, all based on our current experience with Nintendo in the wider Balkan region. We are looking forward to supporting key local Turkish retail and independents with the full range of Nintendo consoles,accessories and games.”

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24 thoughts on “The Nintendo Switch Will Soon Be Available In Turkey”

    1. Haha. Very funny. You do realize that the BIRD was named after the COUNTRY, and not the other way around, right?

      Also, cumon, there are funnier country names translated to English: I am very hungary for some hamburg with turkey with lots of greece.

  1. This is pretty cool.
    And for all the parents that need to fork out quite a bit for the switch and accessories for their kids, they sure as well make up for it with their cheap alcohol etc.

    1. No, not really. Especially because of the current economic crisis going on. The average wage, I looked it up, isn’t even enough to afford the Switch itself! I honestly think that no one besides tourists and rich people will even bother to buy it in Turkey now. Kind of a shame. Its as if they purposefully made the price ridiculous, with all of the bad factors in account: the wage, the dollar/lira crisis, the high taxes, and the ridiculous inflated price.

    1. I know that Turkey would have a large market for Nintendo products… as in, plenty of people would be at least interested. But it wont help much. That inflated price is ridiculous, especially considering the current economic crisis going on there. Basically no Turkish person will be able to afford it.

  2. Dictator country. Suprised that paranoia leader allowed western stuff, he sure they ain’t spying on him with the Switch ?

    Maybe they do a coup again with Mario.

  3. Even if a conversion from Turkish to US currency makes it seem pricey, is it really expensive by Turkish standards? Anyone that actually lives in Turkey here that can give some context?

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