In an out-of-nowhere tweet this morning, Nintendo announced that it's officially bringing the Switch to Brazil. Pricing – and any other specifics – are unknown, but the move will happen "soon."
Greetings to all the Brazilian Nintendo fans out there! Weâre excited to announce that #NintendoSwitch will be coming soon to Brazil!— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 19, 2020
Stay tuned to these channels for more info:
Instagram: https://t.co/Sp4HJFQA63 pic.twitter.com/0Ri5a8Vj6l
Nintendo previously cited challenges with "high tariffs on imports" when it pulled out of Brazil in 2015.
The Switch is far more appealing than the Wii U ever was (and I say that as someone who owned a Wii U from the start and liked it), so hopefully now that Nintendo is officially returning, it'll stick around. There are a lot of factors to consider, and it's a rough time to be launching a console in general.
It's all going to come down to pricing – not just for the Switch itself, but for physical and digital games. I hope this move has a positive ripple effect for folks who already imported the system in the interim.
For the latest updates, keep an eye on the Nintendo Brasil Instagram account.