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Nintendo Switch: It's (sold) Out!

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  • DracilDracil Registered User regular
    edited March 20
    I mean, I'd love it if Nintendo generally future-proofed their devices a little more, but the Switch has always been more of a handheld to me than a console (even though I've kept it docked for a week), so I'm okay if it gets handheld level games and/or becomes THE portable local multiplayer console. Gonna be great for linecons.

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    Keep in mind that your average top-line smartphone runs $600-$700. Miniaturizing things increases the cost.

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  • WraithvergeWraithverge Registered User regular
    I think if the entire idea of the Switch doesn't excite you, you aren't the target market. The 3DS is shittier hardware than a graphing calculator and it's my favourite console. It's not a thing and never has been a thing for Nintendo hardware. If it's specs you need, stick with PC!

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  • EntaruEntaru Registered User regular
    With one game and it's ability to be played anywhere the Switch has become my favorite console.

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited March 20
    Got my RDS travel case today. So sturdy I could use it to fight a robber off and play Zelda on the undamaged Switch inside while waiting for the cops to pick up the unconscious body.

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I think if the entire idea of the Switch doesn't excite you, you aren't the target market. The 3DS is shittier hardware than a graphing calculator and it's my favourite console. It's not a thing and never has been a thing for Nintendo hardware. If it's specs you need, stick with PC!

    I mean it's totally possible for someone to be excited for the idea of the switch but also bummed out by the anemic hardware. I'd love to have it be a little beefier, but I'm hoping the games make up for it with art styles and whatnot. Still disappointing to hit those framerate hitches in Zelda on occasion.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    Entaru wrote: »
    With one game and it's ability to be played anywhere the Switch has become my favorite console.

    Way too many people are citing the portability factor as the true shine of Zelda BOTW and it's killing my ability to resist getting a Switch

    Like, they talk about how even though there's just the one game, it's a game that can be very long and they can just play it whenever they feel like it (within reason/battery life expectations, of course) and do a shrine here or there or when they're pooping or on a train or whatever.

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  • chuck steakchuck steak Registered User regular
    Entaru wrote: »
    With one game and it's ability to be played anywhere the Switch has become my favorite console.

    Way too many people are citing the portability factor as the true shine of Zelda BOTW and it's killing my ability to resist getting a Switch

    Like, they talk about how even though there's just the one game, it's a game that can be very long and they can just play it whenever they feel like it (within reason/battery life expectations, of course) and do a shrine here or there or when they're pooping or on a train or whatever.

    It really is a game changer. Being able to grab the system and continue playing Zelda when my kids get home and want the TV, or playing while my wife watches TV is great.

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  • ReddayeReddaye Registered User regular
    Apparently stores got stock today in Canada, but of course I was at work so I couldn't get one. I've been hearing that they are big shipments coming March 22nd, but I'm not sure that includes us here in the North. I'm off work for half of Wednesday, so I'll probably try my luck then.

    Mostly concerned that I won't be able to get one before Mario Odyssey comes out at the end of the year. If I grab one now I'll be covered for Mario launch day lol.

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    Reddaye wrote: »
    Apparently stores got stock today in Canada, but of course I was at work so I couldn't get one. I've been hearing that they are big shipments coming March 22nd, but I'm not sure that includes us here in the North. I'm off work for half of Wednesday, so I'll probably try my luck then.

    Mostly concerned that I won't be able to get one before Mario Odyssey comes out at the end of the year. If I grab one now I'll be covered for Mario launch day lol.

    I'm pretty sure that making sure they have adequate stock for black friday and/or mario is probably their top priority. That time period will be what really makes or breaks the system for them

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  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Get over yourself. Registered User regular
    Seriously though, is there some seedy secondary amiibo market I can get in on? I don't want to pay $80 for a piece of plastic.

    I think there's a bootleg amiibos scene out there.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    Entaru wrote: »
    With one game and it's ability to be played anywhere the Switch has become my favorite console.

    Way too many people are citing the portability factor as the true shine of Zelda BOTW and it's killing my ability to resist getting a Switch

    Like, they talk about how even though there's just the one game, it's a game that can be very long and they can just play it whenever they feel like it (within reason/battery life expectations, of course) and do a shrine here or there or when they're pooping or on a train or whatever.

    It really is a game changer. Being able to grab the system and continue playing Zelda when my kids get home and want the TV, or playing while my wife watches TV is great.

    Hmm. I actually don't really have people hogging my TV time like that, but I do spend a bunch of time commuting each day. Of course, but in such a way that I don't usually have free use of more than one hand. So I play a lot of phone games, listen to a lot of podcasts, stuff like that.

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  • wunderbarwunderbar Registered User regular
    part of the appeal for me with the portability is that I'm a fan of the sportsballs, so there are many instances where I'll want to have a sportsballs game of some kind on the TV, even if I'm not paying 100% attention to it. So I can put the sportsballs game on, take the switch out of the dock, and play portably while the game is on.

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    Personally, I don't care that the TV experience is a bit less than great, because the Switch is the greatest handheld ever. During PAX I was playing a little 3ds monhun with friends, and then played a little more breath of the wild and the difference in capabilities between those two systems is almost breathtaking. Where you fall on that spectrum probably determines how much the Switch being down on power compared to the other 2 major consoles affects you.

    I'm also assuming BotW being ported from the wiiu, a totally different architecture, at seemingly the last moment didn't help it's performance for Switch any.

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  • chuck steakchuck steak Registered User regular
    wunderbar wrote: »
    part of the appeal for me with the portability is that I'm a fan of the sportsballs, so there are many instances where I'll want to have a sportsballs game of some kind on the TV, even if I'm not paying 100% attention to it. So I can put the sportsballs game on, take the switch out of the dock, and play portably while the game is on.

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  • Bender1001Bender1001 Registered User new member
    Knight_ wrote: »
    I'm also assuming BotW being ported from the wiiu, a totally different architecture, at seemingly the last moment didn't help it's performance for Switch any.

    I feel like a lot of reviews and people are overlooking this when it comes to the BotW's performance. Yes, it lags a bit at times but it literally was shoe horned onto a console it wasn't designed for at the last minute.

    Once developers get a feel for the console I'm sure we'll be seeing some really great looking games that run smoothly.

    Personally I'm loving the Switch. Best console I've ever owned (even if it is just a glorified Zelda machine at this point lol).

  • ReddayeReddaye Registered User regular
    Spoit wrote: »
    Reddaye wrote: »
    Apparently stores got stock today in Canada, but of course I was at work so I couldn't get one. I've been hearing that they are big shipments coming March 22nd, but I'm not sure that includes us here in the North. I'm off work for half of Wednesday, so I'll probably try my luck then.

    Mostly concerned that I won't be able to get one before Mario Odyssey comes out at the end of the year. If I grab one now I'll be covered for Mario launch day lol.

    I'm pretty sure that making sure they have adequate stock for black friday and/or mario is probably their top priority. That time period will be what really makes or breaks the system for them

    You're right of course. I'm mostly just trying justify my burning desire to buy one of these after telling myself I'd wait year. >_>

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    On the other hand, apparently now, half a year after black friday, the only version of the 3ds that's still reliably in stock is the 2ds

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  • l_gl_g Registered User regular
    Reddaye wrote: »
    Spoit wrote: »
    Reddaye wrote: »
    Apparently stores got stock today in Canada, but of course I was at work so I couldn't get one. I've been hearing that they are big shipments coming March 22nd, but I'm not sure that includes us here in the North. I'm off work for half of Wednesday, so I'll probably try my luck then.

    Mostly concerned that I won't be able to get one before Mario Odyssey comes out at the end of the year. If I grab one now I'll be covered for Mario launch day lol.

    I'm pretty sure that making sure they have adequate stock for black friday and/or mario is probably their top priority. That time period will be what really makes or breaks the system for them

    You're right of course. I'm mostly just trying justify my burning desire to buy one of these after telling myself I'd wait year. >_>


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  • ReddayeReddaye Registered User regular
    I actually see the New 3DS with Mario 3D Land in stock here everywhere I go. That and the 2DS.

    Just goes to show how different stock can be depending on location.

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  • DracilDracil Registered User regular
    Do most of you use the straps when using single joycons as a controller? I managed to do snipperclips with a friend though it was sort of uncomfortable. I guess the straps would make the top buttons more usable but then I'd have to worry about bringing straps with me in case of impromptu multiplayer plus all the issues with putting straps on wrong/and just general difficulty with removing it.

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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    I don't even use the Switch as a handheld. I have little need. My gaming free time (at least for now) aligns with the rec room being empty, so the TV is always available.

    But for me, the Switch value will be in the library. I have a powerful gaming PC. Aside for some XB1 and PS4 exclusives, there is very little reason for me to own one of those consoles. The Switch has exclusives fundamentally different than offerings on any other system, console or PC.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    So I bought Afterbirth+

    I had the most AMAZING items in my very first run.

    Then I literally walked into the boss on floor 6 and died due to contact.

    I want a refund.

    (Not really.)

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Am I the only person that basically never uses their system while docked? I have BOTW, Disgaea 5, Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+, Blaster Master Zero, and Shovel Knight and I have only really tried BOTW docked for about 5 minutes, had some weird Joycon drift in a Shrine, and took it back out of the dock.

    It's a pretty awesome handheld.

    I seriously hope they never add Streetpass to this. Please. Please do not ever do this.

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  • DracilDracil Registered User regular
    I'd love streetpass just to know how many others have it on my commute

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    I can't wait till I see my first Switch being used in the wild (outside of PAX East).

    Everywhere I go it's just phones or IPads. I thought I saw someone using a Switch today but it was just a really big phone/or they had small hands.

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  • Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza RIP Iwata-san..... ...and thanks for the Switch, you magnificent bastard.Registered User regular
    edited March 21
    SniperGuy wrote: »
    I think if the entire idea of the Switch doesn't excite you, you aren't the target market. The 3DS is shittier hardware than a graphing calculator and it's my favourite console. It's not a thing and never has been a thing for Nintendo hardware. If it's specs you need, stick with PC!

    I mean it's totally possible for someone to be excited for the idea of the switch but also bummed out by the anemic hardware. I'd love to have it be a little beefier, but I'm hoping the games make up for it with art styles and whatnot. Still disappointing to hit those framerate hitches in Zelda on occasion.

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  • ZenitramZenitram Registered User regular
    With finals week upon me I have decided to really buckle down and start looking for a Switch in the wild. I'm nearing the end of Horizon: Zero Dawn, and I'm ready for more beautiful open-world. I also just recently moved, and I'm ready to do some gaming that's not down in the cold basement where the TV room is.

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  • Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza RIP Iwata-san..... ...and thanks for the Switch, you magnificent bastard.Registered User regular
    Seriously though, the Switch has pretty much ruined the 3DS for me. I tried to go back and play some xenoblade last night. I didn't make it five minutes before being compelled to turn it off. Those lil dinky ass screens were good enough for me before, but not now. Not after I've tasted the sweet stuff.

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  • McFodderMcFodder 'SploringRegistered User regular
    Entaru wrote: »
    With one game and it's ability to be played anywhere the Switch has become my favorite console.

    Way too many people are citing the portability factor as the true shine of Zelda BOTW and it's killing my ability to resist getting a Switch

    Like, they talk about how even though there's just the one game, it's a game that can be very long and they can just play it whenever they feel like it (within reason/battery life expectations, of course) and do a shrine here or there or when they're pooping or on a train or whatever.

    It really is a game changer. Being able to grab the system and continue playing Zelda when my kids get home and want the TV, or playing while my wife watches TV is great.

    This, and the quick wake up from sleep mode, are great. When I was playing Zelda on the weekend, we had to go out so I'd put it to sleep looking at the hill I wanted to climb to the top off next.

    Last night I turned the kettle on, grabbed the Switch out of the dock, climbed the hill while at the kitchen bench, got something for my trouble, put it back to sleep and docked it and then made my beautiful fiancee a cup of tea.

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  • Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza RIP Iwata-san..... ...and thanks for the Switch, you magnificent bastard.Registered User regular
    Gamestop has confirmed that they will recieve their next shipment of Switch units on 3/22:



    For those still looking, this might possibly be your next big chance (and possibly your last chance until the xmas season).

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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    (and possibly your last chance until the xmas season).

    wait really? that seems insane to me

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    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    (there's no indication of this being a Switch game yet, but it seems the most likely out of all platforms)

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  • Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza RIP Iwata-san..... ...and thanks for the Switch, you magnificent bastard.Registered User regular
    BlueBlue wrote: »
    (and possibly your last chance until the xmas season).

    wait really? that seems insane to me

    Those are the rumors, I don't really believe it either, which is why I said possibly.

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  • UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    Radiant Historia was awesome. Here's hoping it's Switch, though the DS entry was obviously a lower budget thing with sprites and all! I hope they give it the budget it needs.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    That would be insane. I'm gonna say naaaaah

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  • Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza RIP Iwata-san..... ...and thanks for the Switch, you magnificent bastard.Registered User regular
    edited March 21
    Honestly even if it's bs those subsequent restocks are likely going to be so hard to get a hold of that you're probably better off treating this as your last big chance till xmas.

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  • UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    We already know they're ramping up production for the year from 8 million to 16 million. They're probably going to put some of those on shelves before Christmas? I think?

    Also it sold 1.5 million at launch, was originally planned to have 2 million by the end of March but they already decided to ramp that up to 2.5 million by the end of the month.

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  • Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza RIP Iwata-san..... ...and thanks for the Switch, you magnificent bastard.Registered User regular
    edited March 21
    We already know they're ramping up production for the year from 8 million to 16 million. They're probably going to put some of those on shelves before Christmas? I think?

    Also it sold 1.5 million at launch, was originally planned to have 2 million by the end of March but they already decided to ramp that up to 2.5 million by the end of the month.

    They also had a rediculous amount of stock for launch and it all sold out in practically the first day.


    Edit: I'm not explaining myself properly. I'm not saying there won't be restocks until xmas, I'm saying that it's probably going to take till xmas for you to be able to casually find a Switch on the shelf without having to pull launch day-esque shenanigans.

    Edit2: and even then thats probably going to be a narrow window, because xmas. There's little doubt that the Switch will be the hot gift this year. Especially with the new Mario coming out... and if they do a mario bundle/special edition(which they are likely to do)? fugettabout it.


    Edit3: I just realized that with the Switch being designed the way it is they could also release a special edition joycon bundle alongside a special edition system bundle. It'd be real nice to only have to pay $70 to get a special edition instead of paying full console price again. Then again this point is moot if they decide to decorate the Switch unit itself.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Our Switch lives in the dock, so I don't care about special edition tablets. I might buy an unhealthy number of joycons, though.

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