The current Nintendo Switch ad, featuring Canadian actress Annie Murphy, went up today on the Nintendo YouTube channel. Having actually released a few adverts lately including numerous celebs and actresses, like Kyary Pamyu for Japan, and Brie Larson for the US, it appears like Nintendo connected to Murphy following the huge success of Schitts Creek, in which she plays down-on-her-luck socialite, Alexis Rose.
In the advert, Murphy plays Ring Fit Adventure, Clubhouse Games, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Just Dance 2021 – and significantly doesnt use Nintendos own voice chat service to play with friends.
Numerous people in the remarks (and our inbox!) were more worried about the end of the video, where the following screen appears:
Considering that the rate on the Nintendo website has the Switch at $300 and the Switch Lite at $200, their concern seemed suitable. Did Nintendo just raise the cost by a hundred dollars ?!
Luckily, thats not the case. It would appear that the rates are in Canadian dollars, which are presently worth $0.78 in United States dollars – that makes that 400 CAD cost roughly equivalent to 314 USD. So, yes, Switches are more costly, but only in Canada, and not by much.
The advert doesnt actually state that the dollar rate is Canadian, the description of the video links to Nintendo Canadas site, Facebook page, and Twitter profile – and, after all, Annie Murphy is Canadian herself. Is it actually Nintendos fault that the 2 currencies use exactly the exact same symbol?