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Nintendo Switch console to debut March 3 at $299

Unimpressed, investors send Nintendo's share price down 6.3%

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima shows off the new Switch console in Tokyo on Jan. 13.

TOKYO -- Nintendo said Friday it will release its next game console, the Switch, in Japan, the U.S., Europe, Hong Kong and elsewhere on March 3.

Nintendo will suggest a retail price of 29,980 yen ($260.76) in Japan and begin accepting orders on Jan. 21, a company representative said.

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