Skyrim quietly adds new version on Switch for $70


Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim seems to never fade from the public psyche, and its recent Anniversary Edition is no exception. While the new release was available as an upgrade, Switch owners have just now got the upgrade.. and it costs more than other platforms.

Xbox and PlayStation fans of Skyrim were able to get the Anniversary Edition for a flat $50 or a $20 upgrade to the countless owners of the original game. On Switch, the Anniversary Edition is a whopping $70 and its upgrade is also $20 like the other platforms.

It’s worth pointing out the Anniversary Edition has a free next-gen upgrade for owners on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, and the $70 price for Switch is actually its digital release too – so this isn’t because of costs with Switch SD cards for a physical release.

The caveat here is that the original version of the game on Switch is still $60, so unless you got it on sale it ends up costing more with the $20 upgrade than buying the Anniversary Edition bundle for $70. There’s no word from Bethesda on why this pricing is more for Switch, but I digress.

Skyrim: Anniversary Edition and its new anniversary update has been available since November 11th 2021 for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5. The original game has been available on Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One.

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