Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is now available on Nintendo Switch.
By Jason Collins | Posted
Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Anniversary Editiona 10e 2011 Anniversary Edition Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, surprisingly appeared on Nintendo Switch, a year after it appeared on other major platforms. Granted, being fashionable late to the party is something we’ve already grown accustomed to since the Nintendo Switch releases. But what strikes in this version is its price — Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Anniversary Edition comes with a full AAA price of $70.
We’ll put aside the pricing discussion for later. According Kotakuthe last iteration of Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, one of the most beloved open-world RPGs of all time, has come to Nintendo Switch, along with a bunch of DLC, mod content, and fishing. Those interested in buying the game get the same content as the rest of the game world bought last year, however, there are notable differences that have annoyed the fandom. In fact, there is only one point of contention at the moment, and that is the price of the game.
Elder Scrolls: Skyrim has been originally released in 2011 for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, and became a massive hit. Since then, Bethesda has done its best to make the most of the gaming experience offered by its RPG, releasing a new version of the game every few years. It’s pretty obvious why the company does what it does – like any other game developer, it’s after customers’ money. Certainly, he is doing a great job of achieving his monetary goals.
Indeed, its exploitation of Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is not the worst ever – what we can’t say about the company Fallout 76. The To fall The series has suffered a lot over the past few years, and there wasn’t a single well-optimized release that didn’t require a ton of patching work to make the gameplay experience worthwhile. Fallout 76 was actually in the same sorry state at launch, but the gaming community has gotten so used to Bethesda’s practices that they even defended the game saying it “matures” and “gets better with time” .
Ultimately, money makes the world go round, and as long as we pay for their botched releases and don’t demand refunds, game companies are going to exploit every opportunity they can to get into our pockets. And now we are discussing the price of Elder Scrolls: Skyrim for Nintendo Switch. Most Switch games have always been full price, and Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is currently priced at the $60 barrier. Please note that we are discussing the standard edition of an 11 year old title on a five year old console – for $60!
Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Anniversary edition is priced at $70, which, given previous arguments, is ridiculously expensive. Moreover, the same game is only $50 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, and its next-gen upgrades were absolutely free. Those who already have Elder Scrolls: Skyrim on Switch can now upgrade the game to the Anniversary edition for an additional $10. It’s still unclear who jacked up the price of the game. Was it really Bethesda, or did Nintendo have a say in the pricing?
However, the rise in prices of Elder Scrolls: Skyrim on Switch, the Cyberpunk 2077 fiasco, and the constant and widespread game delays only show the sad state of the gaming industry. We would like to emphasize to our readers that we are all part of the gaming industry and we all bear responsibility for the practices shady business dealings of gaming companies. That said, we conclude our report; this discussion will continue when Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Two Decades Edition spell.