Margin Makers: Guide to Nintendo Switch merchandise and accessories

Marie Dealessandri
Margin Makers: Guide to Nintendo Switch merchandise and accessories

The Nintendo Switch is ready to take retail by storm, with the help of a wealth of accessories and tie-in items.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild alone has enough merchandise to fill the shelves of every UK retailers, but with third-party publishers on board as well, it means that older titles are going to be under the spotlight again, giving retailers more opportunities to sell related merchandise.

Nintendo is also launching a fair amount of accessories for its new console, which should please retailers and players alike - although prices are on the high side. It’s also signed partnerships with third party accessories firms such as Snakebyte, Venom and PDP.

And with triple-A Nintendo games landing on Switch later this year, such as Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and new IP Arms, there will be plenty of opportunities to sell Nintendo merchandise throughout 2017 – and that’s good news because Nintendo merchandise always sells well.


Joy-Con charging grip

The Joy-Con grip bundled with the Switch doesn’t actually charge the controllers, so players might want to invest in this charging grip, which will release on March 3rd.

 

SRP: £24.99  

Manufacturer: Nintendo  

Distributor: Open  

Contact: 01753 483700


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Link Statue

This amazingly detailed Link statue (in his Breath of the Wild outfit) stands 25 cm tall and comes with a matching base. It will launch in May and is available for pre-order.

 

SRP: £59.99

Manufacturer: Together Plus

Distributor: Gaming Merchandise UK

Contact: hello@gamingmerchandiseuk.com


Nintendo Switch Accessory Set

This pack includes a carry case for the Switch, a screen protector and an ‘organising pad’ that can store up to five games cards and two Joy-Con straps.

 

SRP: £16.99

Manufacturer: Nintendo

Distributor: Open

Contact: 01753 483700


Set of 3 pair stud earrings: Star, Boo & Mushroom

Super Mario Odyssey isn’t out until Christmas on Switch, but we might as well pass the time by buying pretty, shiny Mario-related things, such as these earrings.

 

SRP: £15

Manufacturer: BioWorld Europe

Distributor: BioWorld Europe

Contact: info@bioworldeurope.com


Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

For Switch owners who want a more traditional controller to play games with, Nintendo is launching this Pro unit alongside the console. It’s wireless, features all the traditional buttons, a ‘capture button’ to take screenshots, and a NFC reader for Amiibos.

 

SRP: £59.99  

Manufacturer: Nintendo

Distributor: Open  

Contact: 01753 483700


Shovel Knight Poster

With both Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment landing on the Switch, it’s time to update the posters on your wall with this high-quality print.

 

SRP: $30 (£24)  

Manufacturer: Drew Wise/Fangamer  

Distributor: Fangamer  

Contact: orders@fangamer.com


Splatoon Inkling Hat

Here’s a gift for the little ones (or not, we’re not judging) while they wait for the release of Splatoon 2 on the Switch this summer.

 

SRP: £9.99

Manufacturer: Nintendo

Distributor: Open

Contact: 01753 483700


The legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Limited Edition

The highly awaited The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will, of course, have its limited edition at retail. It includes the game, the soundtrack and a Master Sword statue. 

 

SRP: £89.99

Manufacturer: Nintendo

Distributor: Open

Contact: 01753 483700


Joy-Con Wheel Pair

To celebrate the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on April 28th, Nintendo’s launching these racing wheels to improve the experience. They come exclusively in pairs, but the Joy-Con are not included. 

 

SRP: £12.99  

Manufacturer: Nintendo

Distributor: Open  

Contact: 01753 483700


The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts

Dark Horse released this 424-page bible on The Legend of Zelda’s art and artifacts a few days ago, just in time for retailers to stock it before the Switch hits shelves. It features pieces from Breath of the Wild, amongst other popular titles in the franchise, and interviews with the artists behind the series.

 

SRP: £29.99

Manufacturer: Dark Horse

Distributor: Diamond Comic Distributors UK

Contact: 01928 531 760


Skyrim Collector Print - Daedric Armor

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim should launch on the Switch at some point during Fall 2017, which is a good enough reason to buy new Skyrim merch, such as this 30 x 40 cm collector print.

 

SRP: £16.99  

Manufacturer: GB Eye  

Distributor: Gaming Merchandise UK   

Contact: hello@gamingmerchandiseuk.com

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