UPDATE: Nintendo has announced the UK price of the Switch, and it's come in higher than a lot of people had hoped for.

Nintendo said the Switch costs £279.99 in the UK. Blame Brexit?

ORIGINAL STORY: The Nintendo Switch will be out on 3rd March in "major EU countries", US, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and other territories, Nintendo announced at its reveal event this morning.

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It will cost $299.99 in North America, ¥29,980 in Japan, and we're told to "Please check local retailers" in Europe.

Nintendo confirmed that its online service will be free until autumn, then it will require a paid subscription.

There will be no region locking on the system.

Other details: It will allow up to eight systems to sync for local multiplayer, features a capacitive touch screen, and the battery life will last roughly 2.5-6.5 hours, but you can play while charging the system should it be plugged in.

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