The latest Nintendo Switch ad, featuring Canadian actress Annie Murphy, hit the Nintendo YouTube channel today. After posting a few ads lately with various celebrities and actresses, such as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu for Japan, and Brie Larson for the US, it seems that Nintendo reached out to Murphy after the huge success of Schitt’s Creek, where she plays down -on- good luck socially, Alexis Rose.
In the ad, Murphy plays Ring Fit Adventure, Clubhouse Games, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Just Dance 2021 – and especially does not use Nintendo’s own voice chat service to play with friends.
But many in the comments (and our inbox!) Were more concerned end of the video, showing the following screen:
Given that the price of the Nintendo website has the Switch at $ 300 and the Switch Lite at $ 200, their concern seemed appropriate. Does Nintendo just raise the price by a hundred dollars ?!
Fortunately, that is not the case. It appears that the prices are in Canadian dollars, which are currently worth $ 0.78 in US dollars ̵
Although the ad does not actually state that the dollar price is Canadian, the description of the video links to Nintendo Canada’s website, Facebook page and Twitter profile – and after all, Annie Murphy is Canadian herself. Is it really Nintendo’s fault that the two currencies use the exact same symbol?