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Nintendo Switch

So.... anyone got one yet?
Planning to get one?

The bf and I would like one (currently a PC gaming and lightly Playstation household), but we don't have the cash upfront and as with most consoles, it might be good to wait for a second generation.
This becomes more clear to me the more I read about things seeming not that high quality or how one has to pay a lot to buy extra but kind of sort of necessary parts.

The concept seems really nice though. We don't have a TV in the bedroom, but taking some gaming along to snuggle in would be so nice. Also some games just need to be played more handheld and this gives that option while still letting them look pretty nice.

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I've never really owned Nintendo systems since the SNES, for which I was too young to reallly play or ever buy games for, so Zelda has largely passed me by, but I theoretically totally understand the appeal.

Personally, I saw Stardew Valley would be out for it and that was a game that playing on PC always made me long for the allnighters spent in bed, playing Harvest Moon for always just one more day. So having it on a console that I could also take to bed sounds just really cool.

But aside from problems with the console and sturdiness of some things, I prefer to wait until consoles have a good library of games.
My bf bought a PS4 sometime last year and I still think the purchase has just barely payed off. It's only starting to now, slowly.

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A friend of mine bought it the second he could, to play the Zelda game; He said if you have the money just laying around, sure get it. But if it's JUST for Zelda, or any other reason, probably hold off on getting it for now. The cost of buying it isn't worth the ONE good game for it currently, and while it has nifty things it can do, it's super expensive still right now. And again, only the ONE good game for it kind of hurts it, with no real plans to make other great games soon enough to warrant speeding out after it xD

On a personal note, I've seen a LOT of them selling second-hand, from people that literally got it just for Zelda, played thru Zelda, and are done now. I'd say go for those! Chances are they're still super new-like condition, and are going for ~$200 less than retail :D

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My sister and I waited until the midnight launch for the Switch and both of us were able to get one. So far I have Breath of the Wild, Arms, and Splatoon 2. (She has the same games plus Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.) I really am enjoying my Switch, though I wish there were more games out for it, but that's something that will be resolved overtime. For the rest of the year, I'm planning on getting Super Mario Odyssey, Stardew Valley (if it does come out on Switch this year), Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and I think that's it. I'm hoping that a core Animal Crossing game will come out eventually for it since the Wii U got skipped, though Nintendo still is going to release a mobile game for the series.

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We get a Wii U from my in laws that we NEVER used, so we never really jumped on the switch either. Our personal rule is that we have to have at least 5 games that we want to buy for it and even then we tend to wait until we can buy it used. new games systems just aren't worth the price for us usually. Maybe one day we'll get one. An animal crossing game would be nice and I think I remember something about a fire emblem game? I would be totally down for getting one for that.

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There definitely is a core Fire Emblem game in development for Switch. There's also the spinoff Fire Emblem Warriors game coming out for both Switch and the New 3DS, New 3DS XL, and New 2DS XL.

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Yeah fire emblem does make it really tempting. I guess I'm still annoyed because the whole thing with the wii u was that zelda was supposed to come out for that system and never did. So I'll wait until games are ACTUALLY out to make a call on that from now on.

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Breath of the Wild was pretty ridiculous with all its delays. After waiting so long I wasn't hyped anymore for its release, even when I was waiting in line for getting my Switch. I was honestly much more stoked for the system itself and Splatoon 2.

Waiting until games are actually out is never a bad idea. People who got a PS4 just play Kingdom Hearts 3 are probably pretty mad right now.

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I had to wait until I had money to get my switch, so pre-ordering wasn't an option in March lol. Luckily I was able to nab one a few weeks ago, and now I'm just waiting for Mario Odyssey to come out.

I literally only bought the system for that one game, and I also want Breath of the Wild, but I'd rather buy it used and save some money if I can lol. I shamefully bought Mario Kart Deluxe just to have a game on the console, then remembered I already had it for the Wii U (also bought the DLC). ;;

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So, almost a year later, we still don't have a Switch and I'm actually super surprised that my worries from a year ago pretty accurately reflect my worries now!! :joy:
I'm still worried about the manufacturing quality, with stories of scratched displays just from putting it in the dock or bent consoles.
And the pro controller still is a factor, being pretty expensive on top of the console.
I feel like I'd be more willing to pay all the money if the scratching and bending scares weren't present.

We're not really "used" buyers when it comes to technology, so while I did look into such around Christmas, when I suddenly felt a mighty need to reward myself by getting a Switch, I just didn't feel like the saving was enough for purchasing something not new...

After all my thorough reflection on the topic, I've also come to the conclusion that there's not enough games for me out yet.
Since I missed the Wii U, Wii, Gamecübe, 64,... NES... 3DS... I suppose I'd be happy with some ports or that whole virtual console thing to bolster the library. I'm not super huge on Mario (though not at all against it, either) and I've never played a Zelda title (though I'd be curious to give it a go) and Mario Kart requires all the controllers to really enjoy and uff...

So right now I'm really crossing my fingers, waiting for some reworked Switch that I'll be glad to invest the ~400 € incl. Pro-Controller in... or less, if possible ;P But I'm feeling I'll be holding my breath for another year or two on that front and can only hope they don't announce a new console by that time, haha.

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Well after having my Switch for almost a year, and 300+ hours later, I haven't had any bending or scratches appear. The majority of time I play is in docked mode. I remember reading that people were suspecting that the bending wasn't from overheating, but rather a slight design flaw for some initial units. The only problems with hardware I've had is my left joycon having some lag here and there. Nintendo confirmed that there was an issue with one batch at one of their manufactures, but it's been solved for more than half a year.

I didn't buy my pro controller until this last December, and while it's a lot more comfortable than playing with the joycon grip, it's not a huge deal.

As for games, I think it's just a matter of time for the library to get bigger. Nintendo is being really quiet about games that are coming out this year, but we'll probably hear more at E3 or before it. A lot of people are hoping for a full sized Nintendo Direct to come out soon, but who knows on that. xD

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I definitely plan to get one.
It may not be for a while but I find it would be extremely useful when you are going to be stuck somewhere
and it would be nice to have to pass the time by.


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I haven't really owned a Nintendo console since the SNES. I didn't finally even get a Gamecube until a year and a half ago. I was not excited for the switch because nothing really appealed to me. Until they announced they were porting Bayonetta 2 for it. I was sad when it was a Wii U exclusive, because I knew I would never get the chance to play it. My boyfriend doesn't care for all the gimmicky price gouging for all the necessary parts, but he had an interest in some of the games. So we decided if the price goes down or they release a better version of it, we might go half and half on the console. It all depends on if there are any other games that come out for it that we want to play.

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I have a switch and i love it ^^ got it so i could play mario odyssey

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