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    QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    The games will surely be fabulous, but what do you make of Nintendo's upcoming console?
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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    I'm a sucker for Mario Kart

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Not at that price point.

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Thats a lot for a tablet. With a game you're very close to PS4 Pro money. I think Nintendo might have some problems selling these.

    The Nvidia shield failed spectacularly at half this price. I think the problem is the console market is driven by kids and people obsessed with performance numbers and this might not appeal to either. You never know though, Nintendo are probably the only firm people will over pay for because of the games.
    Last edited by jigger; 13-01-2017 at 05:58 PM.

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Not a chance.

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    It seems quite extortionate given what it is, I did read that it is more powerful when docked, release no doubt will see if it is true.

    Don't get me wrong, the new innovation is pretty cool but pricing is way to high, for those 2 controller side pieces they are saying £75 per set which still puts a flashy tablet and dock at £200. Then also the whole charging a monthly fee like PS+ or XBLive Gold, according to Eurogamer you get 1 game per month, either a NES or SNES classic, now it is a bit ambiguous but it sounds like you only get the game for a month, not like PS+ where you can re-download something from ages ago provided you added it to account and have a live sub and it stays with you until you uninstall it.

    Just have to wait and see, I am not really seeing anything better than the Wii U at the moment, maybe they should have done a Wii U refresh with more power, normal controller and so on to draw in the crowds.

    I want one yes, but at that price most likely not

    Here's hoping on a SNES Mini.........

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Well $299 translates to £294 (inc. VAT). So we're getting a better deal than the US (or alternatively, the price is likely to rise to £299 if the pound falls any further against the dollar).

    That's the only good thing about the price. The JoyCons are clearly advanced, but that makes them expensive (especially compared to a PS4 controller) and they don't look that comfortable to use either, being dictated by the form factor of the console.

    OTOH Zelda, Kart and Mario...

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    No chance, I'll buy the 4k 144hz HDR monitor announced at CES instead.
    Should last me a decade, Get my money's worth!

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferral View Post
    It seems quite extortionate given what it is, I did read that it is more powerful when docked, release no doubt will see if it is true.

    Don't get me wrong, the new innovation is pretty cool but pricing is way to high, for those 2 controller side pieces they are saying £75 per set which still puts a flashy tablet and dock at £200. Then also the whole charging a monthly fee like PS+ or XBLive Gold, according to Eurogamer you get 1 game per month, either a NES or SNES classic, now it is a bit ambiguous but it sounds like you only get the game for a month, not like PS+ where you can re-download something from ages ago provided you added it to account and have a live sub and it stays with you until you uninstall it.

    Just have to wait and see, I am not really seeing anything better than the Wii U at the moment, maybe they should have done a Wii U refresh with more power, normal controller and so on to draw in the crowds.

    I want one yes, but at that price most likely not

    Here's hoping on a SNES Mini.........
    Yeah I think Nintendo should have gone for a high performance under the TV box. Something that could have run 1920x1080 at 50-60FPS with some AA.

    The online pay monthly service just sounds strange considering this is obviously more DS than Wii. How are people going to connect to the service while out?

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Note pre-orders are already selling out!

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    I like the idea of it but would I buy one and at that much ........ "No!"

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Note pre-orders are already selling out!
    The'll probably end up on ebay for £1k a pop.

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    A bit too over priced for me. I am still waiting to get hold of a NES Classic Mini they have really dropped the ball from a supply demand standpoint.

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    No intention whatsoever of buying it. Just like the Wii and the Wii U, it just doesn't appeal to me.
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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Not even slightly interested

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    My family enjoyed the Wii in it's day. The Wii U didn't appeal and the Switch isn't a million miles away from it conceptually. Then there’s the price which I think is too high so no, no Switch for us.

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