Nintendo’s South African distributor Core has released the local pricing for the Switch console and, if you’re thinking of buying one, we hope you’ve been saving up.

All strapped in? Hold onto your wallets.

The Nintendo Switch – which will see release on March 3rd of this year – will come with a recommended retail price of R5 599. We can hear your credit card crying from here.

For your requisite sheckles, you will receive:

  • The Switch console
  • 2 Joy-Con controllers
  • A Joy-Con grip (to which the Joy-Con are attached and used as one controller)
  • Wrist straps
  • The Nintendo Switch dock
  • An HDMI cable
  • An AC adapter.

Core has also released pricing on some Nintendo Switch accessories that’ll also be available at launch.

  • Joy-Con (pair) for the Recommended Retail Price of R1,299
  • Joy-Con (single) for the Recommended Retail Price of R899
  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for the Recommended Retail Price of R1,199.
  • Nintendo Switch amiibo characters available from launch include:
    • Link Archer, Link Rider, Zelda Bokoblin and Zelda Fieldwork for the Recommended Retail Price of R249
    • Guardian for the Recommended Retail Price of R299.

If you’ve got the cash but you’re still unconvinced, you’ll have a chance to try out the console before you buy it. Core is holding a pre-launch event from the 17th to the 19th of February at Sandton City.

If that sounds like your thing, trip along to the Sandton City Fountain Court on those days for a hands-on session with the Switch. More details are available on the ‘Nintendo Distributor South Africa’ Facebook page.