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Nintendo Switch Games at Argos, slightly cheaper than elsewhere (e.g. 1, 2, Switch for £34.99 and Zelda for £50)

£34.99 @ Argos
Probably going to go cold like most of the Switch deals at the moment. But might be helpful for someone. Zelda - £49.99 (£59.99 on Amazon) 1, 2, Switch - £34.99 (£49.99 on Amazon) Mario Kart … Read More
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5m, 1w agoFound 5 months, 1 week ago
Probably going to go cold like most of the Switch deals at the moment. But might be helpful for someone.

Zelda - £49.99 (£59.99 on Amazon)

1, 2, Switch - £34.99 (£49.99 on Amazon)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - £44.99 (£49.99 on Amazon)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - £49.95 @ http://www.thegamecollection.net/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-switch/
- Spasho
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50 quid for Zelda! 60 quid at Amazon!!
Nintendo really don't want to succeed do they.
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Some of the comments in here...so many people just wanting to stick the knife in Nintendo already. None of you have even held the thing! Yes it is expensive, but Nintendo know this initial allotment will sell through and you will see some bundles at Christmas.

Also, the NVIDIA shield which this is loosely based on is £200. Factor in the tech involved in the Joy Cons and the dock and £279 is reasonable.

Also, a lot people have short memories. The whole purpose of this machine is to concentrate Nintendo's efforts on one platform. The 3DS sold incredibly well and we are seeing lots of RPGs from Japanese developers being announced for this.

Also to the person who recommended that person buy his family a PS4 or Xbox when they spent lots of time and enjoyed their Wii U? You just don't get it, not even worth trying to explain.

Edited By: PsychONeill on Jan 15, 2017 14:47
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Donnellios
Should I buy a switch? As a family we love the Wii U but is this an expensive step too far?

No, the launch price is very high considering it's performance is poorer than the three year plus old PS4 and Xbox One, either of which is a better buy IMHO, likewise games and accessories are priced up to crazy levels to fleece early adopters. Could say this for all new systems to a degree but the switch seems about the worst value of recent systems, especially considering the Playstation 4 and Xbox One console refreshes have been such good value e.g. you could get a Xbox One S and Fifa 17 (not a fan but it's still an OK game) for £200 last year. Shortly after it launched and the PS4 slim was a similar price, even at £350 the PS4 Pro is still good value when you consider it's specification advance over previous systems, and it too could be had a fair bit cheaper if you shopped around.

In summary absolutely do not buy a Switch now, I'd say get a PS4 or Xbox One, which can be done really cheaply now, especially if you are ok with the 'old' non redesigned versions, and catch up on some of the great games you'll have missed having only a Wii U, which received next to zero third party support.

If you absolutely must have a Switch though, I would wait at least till the end of the year as there are likely to be some decent bundle offers by then at least...

Edited By: ST3123 on Jan 15, 2017 12:34
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Donnellios
Should I buy a switch? As a family we love the Wii U but is this an expensive step too far?


it is expensive for its specs and launch titles

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#1
Do you know when payment is taken?
#2
Should I buy a switch? As a family we love the Wii U but is this an expensive step too far?
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Donnellios
Should I buy a switch? As a family we love the Wii U but is this an expensive step too far?


it is expensive for its specs and launch titles
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KingofClassy
Do you know when payment is taken?


I'm sure it's taken upon preorder from Argos
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Argos take on order
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ganon
Donnellios
Should I buy a switch? As a family we love the Wii U but is this an expensive step too far?
it is expensive for its specs and launch titles
Normally Nintendo Consoles are a bit pricey at launch anyway, and they rapidly deteriorate in price, you could always wait.
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Donnellios
Should I buy a switch? As a family we love the Wii U but is this an expensive step too far?


Keep your WiiU for now, plenty of mileage left in it with the games that are out - I want a Switch but as it stands I'd just be buying it for Zelda - which is coming to Wii U anyway.
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50 quid for Zelda! 60 quid at Amazon!!
Nintendo really don't want to succeed do they.
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They are taking preorders for the limited edition breath of the wild! I thought that was sold out worldwide - Wow cheers op good find

Edited By: sunnygilluk on Jan 15, 2017 12:24
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Donnellios
Should I buy a switch? As a family we love the Wii U but is this an expensive step too far?

I say carry on enjoying the kid/family friendly Wii U and avoid paying the launch price for Switch. You'll be able to get that new Zelda game launching with the Switch on Wii U too. Because of the type of console the Wii u is it doesn't feel long in the tooth at home, yet.

Edited By: androidavis on Jan 15, 2017 12:25
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fireman1
50 quid for Zelda! 60 quid at Amazon!!
Nintendo really don't want to succeed do they.

£50/£60 is pretty much normal now for brand new consoles. It was the same with the PS4 and Xbone. It'll probably come down to £40 within 6 months.
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Rid1
ganon
Donnellios
Should I buy a switch? As a family we love the Wii U but is this an expensive step too far?
it is expensive for its specs and launch titles
Normally Nintendo Consoles are a bit pricey at launch anyway, and they rapidly deteriorate in price, you could always wait.
Hopefully this side of Christmas.
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bccben
fireman1
50 quid for Zelda! 60 quid at Amazon!!
Nintendo really don't want to succeed do they.
£50/£60 is pretty much normal now for brand new consoles. It was the same with the PS4 and Xbone. It'll probably come down to £40 within 6 months.

Sorry, that's just not true.

The PS4 on launch had games which were all roughly £45. That's a good £15 cheaper than this abomination.
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Donnellios
Should I buy a switch? As a family we love the Wii U but is this an expensive step too far?

No, the launch price is very high considering it's performance is poorer than the three year plus old PS4 and Xbox One, either of which is a better buy IMHO, likewise games and accessories are priced up to crazy levels to fleece early adopters. Could say this for all new systems to a degree but the switch seems about the worst value of recent systems, especially considering the Playstation 4 and Xbox One console refreshes have been such good value e.g. you could get a Xbox One S and Fifa 17 (not a fan but it's still an OK game) for £200 last year. Shortly after it launched and the PS4 slim was a similar price, even at £350 the PS4 Pro is still good value when you consider it's specification advance over previous systems, and it too could be had a fair bit cheaper if you shopped around.

In summary absolutely do not buy a Switch now, I'd say get a PS4 or Xbox One, which can be done really cheaply now, especially if you are ok with the 'old' non redesigned versions, and catch up on some of the great games you'll have missed having only a Wii U, which received next to zero third party support.

If you absolutely must have a Switch though, I would wait at least till the end of the year as there are likely to be some decent bundle offers by then at least...

Edited By: ST3123 on Jan 15, 2017 12:34
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If you're going ot make use of playing at home and then undocking and play on the move then its pretty unique and considering what people spend on phones and tablets not a bad buy (but accessories and games prices are a rip off at the mo).
As a home console your're paying for bits you dont need so hang on.


Edited By: jwsg on Jan 15, 2017 12:38
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ganon
Donnellios
Should I buy a switch? As a family we love the Wii U but is this an expensive step too far?
it is expensive for its specs and launch titles

This is not true actually. Someone calculated a full list of console releases adjusted for inflation and guess what, the switch lies in third place or so.
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£35 for 1-2 switch is good!!
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ganon
Donnellios
Should I buy a switch? As a family we love the Wii U but is this an expensive step too far?
it is expensive for its specs and launch titles
No family cares about the specs, and if they still love Wii U after 4 years then clearly launch titles are not the most important thing.

I think the other three posters have an agreeable point that a family would benefit from waiting (especially since it's pricey to go beyond two-player at this point) but ultimately if an extra £100 is not a big deal for you to enjoy the same thing in 2017 instead of 2018 or '19 then go for it and have fun.
I'm not going to say the switch won't have a V2, but nintendo does not have a history of upgrading their home console specs inevitably like PS/Xbox, and even when they upgrade their handhelds you don't miss out on much by keeping the original.

If in doubt then wait until holiday season when Mario (should) be freshly released and there will undoubtedly be discounts due to black friday/Christmas deals (/new year deals). Plus I'm sure it would make a great present for the kids.
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Just a heads up guys
£59.99 is a PLACEHOLDER price
Both xbox one and ps4 titles were £59.99 placements before launch and dropped to standard retail price £40-45 (some places £37)
So expect within the month for them to drop to the £40 mark
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Inyourendo
bccben
fireman1
50 quid for Zelda! 60 quid at Amazon!!
Nintendo really don't want to succeed do they.
£50/£60 is pretty much normal now for brand new consoles. It was the same with the PS4 and Xbone. It'll probably come down to £40 within 6 months.
Sorry, that's just not true.
The PS4 on launch had games which were all roughly £45. That's a good £15 cheaper than this abomination.
He or she was hardly likely to post a fair and non-biased response about Nintendo when having Mario as their avatar! :D
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Inyourendo
bccben
fireman1
50 quid for Zelda! 60 quid at Amazon!!
Nintendo really don't want to succeed do they.
£50/£60 is pretty much normal now for brand new consoles. It was the same with the PS4 and Xbone. It'll probably come down to £40 within 6 months.
Sorry, that's just not true.
The PS4 on launch had games which were all roughly £45. That's a good £15 cheaper than this abomination.
Sorry, but it very much is true. Every major new console has games with an RRP around £50-60. That doesn't mean the games end up costing that amount as retailers cut the prices by a few quid, usually down to £45-50.
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To high price for low graphics games
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HEAT,added and ordered but dreading the delivery in a plastic bag.
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fireman1
50 quid for Zelda! 60 quid at Amazon!!
Nintendo really don't want to succeed do they.


No one else can offer Zelda though
5 Likes #26
I was really rooting for the switch but after learning of the poor battery life, 32gb internal memory, lack of pack in software, price of games, price of accessories and lack of launch killer apps I find myself starting to resent Nintendo's contempt and laziness. They are taking a huge gamble combining both their handheld and console markets and are offering very poor value for money in my opinion

Edited By: SDLiam on Jan 15, 2017 18:47: Spelling
#27
This will bomb in Europe and the states. Its too expensive for a kids handheld and way too expensive compared to a ps4 or xbox One. Nintendo can't compete with Sony and Microsoft so have released this. They will end up ruining their handle business just like they ruined their home console business.
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Regardless of whether the rrp of switch games is 20 quid, 40 quid or 60 quid it makes no odds for at least the first 6 months as there isn't anything to buy on it let alone play apart from Zelda. So keep your money in your pocket until at least Christmas if you don't want an expensive dust collector.

Edited By: kristianity77 on Jan 15, 2017 13:01
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Back in 97 the N64 released for £250 so 20 years later it's not that bad a price. Then again gamers are more savvy and less brand/fan boys and Nintendo doesn't have the same pulling power it did after the successful SNES. I would guess a price drop or some good bundles after a month or so.
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Donnellios
Should I buy a switch? As a family we love the Wii U but is this an expensive step too far?

I'd wait until the end of the year when we might see some Black Friday deals and the game's that have already been released may have come down in price (Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe etc.). I can see myself getting a Switch when Mario Odyssee releases.
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Donnellios
Should I buy a switch? As a family we love the Wii U but is this an expensive step too far?

Wait, there won't be much of a selection of games at release and the asking price for what it is, is pretty hefty.
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I'll wait.
I'll never forget buying the N64 at launch with Super Mario 64 for £249
3 months later it was £99......oO !!!
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Rid1
ganon
Donnellios
Should I buy a switch? As a family we love the Wii U but is this an expensive step too far?
it is expensive for its specs and launch titles
Normally Nintendo Consoles are a bit pricey at launch anyway, and they rapidly deteriorate in price, you could always wait.
Certainly hasn't been the case with the Wii u ,hasn't had many price drops really. Been consistently expensive . Still a good console
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fireman1
50 quid for Zelda! 60 quid at Amazon!!
Nintendo really don't want to succeed do they.
Prices in the UK are set by retailers, and for comparison for the record the amazon.com (pre-tax) prices for Zelda and Mario are the same as for Resi7, Horizon, and Nier. So their MSRP is not any different.
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UnicornTooth
Donnellios
Should I buy a switch? As a family we love the Wii U but is this an expensive step too far?
I'd wait until the end of the year when we might see some Black Friday deals and the game's that have already been released may have come down in price (Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe etc.). I can see myself getting a Switch when Mario Odyssee releases.

Demand will outstrip supply come Mario Odyssey release near Christmas. Nintendo will keep production steady. These aren't coming down in price much if at all this year. Expect to see CEX selling for silly prices come December.
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best waiting for Xmas this year.

Ridiculous pricing so far and all round face palming behavior from Ninty.
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sunnygilluk
They are taking preorders for the limited edition breath of the wild! I thought that was sold out worldwide - Wow cheers op good find


game have it but its ten more expensive, its the masters edition you want but unsure if the UK get it
#38
The Wii U version of the Zelda game is $60 on Amazon.com and €60 on the .de, .fr sites, but Amazon.co.uk have it for £40 (-£2 for prime customers). Blame it on Brexit?
#39
I kinda expected the nintendo fanboys to pop up in this thread and stick up for there console, I was not wrong
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mk8
UnicornTooth
Donnellios
Should I buy a switch? As a family we love the Wii U but is this an expensive step too far?
I'd wait until the end of the year when we might see some Black Friday deals and the game's that have already been released may have come down in price (Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe etc.). I can see myself getting a Switch when Mario Odyssee releases.
Demand will outstrip supply come Mario Odyssey release near Christmas. Nintendo will keep production steady. These aren't coming down in price much if at all this year. Expect to see CEX selling for silly prices come December.

I'm betting on the Switch being £250 at Christmas, reckon they'll do some decent bundles though. The games will definitely come down to £40 by then.


Edited By: bccben on Jan 16, 2017 22:28: Spelling

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