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Anybody who's pre-ordered a Switch or thinking towards picking one up sans pre-order come launch, what's the plan? I've a Neon Switch pre-ordered via Smyths, just the console, no games. I pre-order… Read More
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2m, 6h agoPosted 2 months, 6 hours ago
Anybody who's pre-ordered a Switch or thinking towards picking one up sans pre-order come launch, what's the plan?

I've a Neon Switch pre-ordered via Smyths, just the console, no games. I pre-ordered Zelda (WiiU version) via Amazon sometime back but as the Switch launch nears I'm closer to thinking I may pick up the Switch version on the basis a Eurogamer DF face-off favours the latter version.
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3 Likes #1
Grab Zelda and Snipperclips!
#2
I think Ninty have gimped the Wii U version so you are best off with the Switch.
1 Like #3
I've got the grey version preorder with Amazon. Also got Zelda and the Hori case on order with Amazon. All being delivered on Friday.
I've also preordered the neon version at smyths. will decide after seeing the grey version whether to pick up the neon or leave the preorder at smyths as they don't charge until collected.
#4
Just buy a neon joy con, aren't they sold separately?

In any case I'd much rather have the grey, the neon colours don't go particularly well with the black I feel.
#5
I've got the neon coming Saturday 4th through Amazon as wasn't prime on that account... (But got £10 off with code). Got the Special edition BOTW coming Friday 3rd as that account is prime....

.... Unfortunately I'm working all weekend but have Friday off. So I can only open BOTW and look at the statue lol.

Edited By: JohnnyRoller on Feb 28, 2017 19:04
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I think Ninty have gimped the Wii U version so you are best off with the Switch.

Source? Otherwise nonsense.
#7
StolenDiagram
Just buy a neon joy con, aren't they sold separately?

In any case I'd much rather have the grey, the neon colours don't go particularly well with the black I feel.

I've not seen said Switch firsthand, but from the pics, I believe the Neon to look quite chic imo. I'll hopefully know if this was right come Friday.
#8
JohnnyRoller
I've got the neon coming Saturday 4th through Amazon as wasn't prime on that account... (But got £10 off with code). Got the Special edition BOTW coming Friday 3rd as that account is prime....

.... Unfortunately I'm working all weekend but have Friday off. So I can only open BOTW and look at the statue lol.

Embargo's for Zelda tomorrow or Thursday or both do you know?
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pazuzu17
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I think Ninty have gimped the Wii U version so you are best off with the Switch.

Source? Otherwise nonsense.


https://www.google.co.uk/amp/venturebeat.com/2016/06/16/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-win-proves-that-nintendo-is-over-the-whole-dual-screens-thing/amp/
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pazuzu17
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I think Ninty have gimped the Wii U version so you are best off with the Switch.
Source? Otherwise nonsense.
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/venturebeat.com/2016/06/16/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-win-proves-that-nintendo-is-over-the-whole-dual-screens-thing/amp/
lAzy LINK
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Moonwolf1976
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pazuzu17
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I think Ninty have gimped the Wii U version so you are best off with the Switch.
Source? Otherwise nonsense.
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/venturebeat.com/2016/06/16/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-win-proves-that-nintendo-is-over-the-whole-dual-screens-thing/amp/
lAzy LINK

An 'article' from June 2016 which uses NX instead of Switch which deals only in speculation and opinion...this is exhibit A? Haha.
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pazuzu17
Moonwolf1976
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pazuzu17
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I think Ninty have gimped the Wii U version so you are best off with the Switch.
Source? Otherwise nonsense.
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/venturebeat.com/2016/06/16/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-win-proves-that-nintendo-is-over-the-whole-dual-screens-thing/amp/
lAzy LINK
An 'article' from June 2016 which uses NX instead of Switch which deals only in speculation and opinion...this is exhibit A? Haha.

Zelda on WiiU looks great but Nintendo did "sabotage" the wiiu version to ensure its not better than the switch version. Its outdated but its fact that WiiU version does not use the gamepad at all, there is no excuse for it espcially for a long development Wiiu game . Nintendo say they want the "same experience" on both console.In another word the switch cant have it, so we cut it out of the WiiU.
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sion22
pazuzu17
Moonwolf1976
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pazuzu17
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I think Ninty have gimped the Wii U version so you are best off with the Switch.
Source? Otherwise nonsense.
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/venturebeat.com/2016/06/16/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-win-proves-that-nintendo-is-over-the-whole-dual-screens-thing/amp/
lAzy LINK
An 'article' from June 2016 which uses NX instead of Switch which deals only in speculation and opinion...this is exhibit A? Haha.
Zelda on WiiU looks great but Nintendo did "sabotage" the wiiu version to ensure its not better than the switch version. Its outdated but its fact that WiiU version does not use the gamepad at all, there is no excuse for it espcially for a long development Wiiu game . Nintendo say they want the "same experience" on both console.In another word the switch cant have it, so we cut it out of the WiiU.

I only bought a Wii U because of this game, wouldn't have bothered if I'd know it wouldn't come out until end of life. Granted I enjoyed a few other games along the way, but not enough to justify buying a console.

The fact they have intentionally reduced the quality of this on the wii u due to the switch is just another slap in the face.

The switch is the first time I've actually hoped Nintendo fail, they deserve it..

Rant over lol

Edited By: delusion on Mar 01, 2017 08:55
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delusion
sion22
pazuzu17
Moonwolf1976
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pazuzu17
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I think Ninty have gimped the Wii U version so you are best off with the Switch.
Source? Otherwise nonsense.
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/venturebeat.com/2016/06/16/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-win-proves-that-nintendo-is-over-the-whole-dual-screens-thing/amp/
lAzy LINK
An 'article' from June 2016 which uses NX instead of Switch which deals only in speculation and opinion...this is exhibit A? Haha.
Zelda on WiiU looks great but Nintendo did "sabotage" the wiiu version to ensure its not better than the switch version. Its outdated but its fact that WiiU version does not use the gamepad at all, there is no excuse for it espcially for a long development Wiiu game . Nintendo say they want the "same experience" on both console.In another word the switch cant have it, so we cut it out of the WiiU.
I only bought a Wii U because of this game, wouldn't have bothered if I'd know it wouldn't come out until end of life. Granted I enjoyed a few other games along the way, but not enough to justify buying a console.
The fact they have intentionally reduced the quality of this on the wii u due to the switch is just another slap in the face.
The switch is the first time I've actually hoped Nintendo fail, they deserve it..
Rant over lol


Yeah pretty much in the same situation. but at-least now i wont have to get a switch since Zelda is out already.
i wont get a switch until Nintendo prove themselves again as the last two console is a disappointment for me.
#15
People arguing being unhappy at Nintendo due to the belief the WiiU version of Zelda has been compromised...WTF!? We have one review of said game already via Edge Magazine who scored it a 10, going on to say Ocarina may have to take 2nd place after playing this game.

Ok, so some Gamepad features and perhaps more were potentially cut, BUT, if every console (WiiU in this case) could go out on such a high, and people still gripe.
#16
sion22
delusion
sion22
pazuzu17
Moonwolf1976
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pazuzu17
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I think Ninty have gimped the Wii U version so you are best off with the Switch.
Source? Otherwise nonsense.
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/venturebeat.com/2016/06/16/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-win-proves-that-nintendo-is-over-the-whole-dual-screens-thing/amp/
lAzy LINK
An 'article' from June 2016 which uses NX instead of Switch which deals only in speculation and opinion...this is exhibit A? Haha.
Zelda on WiiU looks great but Nintendo did "sabotage" the wiiu version to ensure its not better than the switch version. Its outdated but its fact that WiiU version does not use the gamepad at all, there is no excuse for it espcially for a long development Wiiu game . Nintendo say they want the "same experience" on both console.In another word the switch cant have it, so we cut it out of the WiiU.
I only bought a Wii U because of this game, wouldn't have bothered if I'd know it wouldn't come out until end of life. Granted I enjoyed a few other games along the way, but not enough to justify buying a console.
The fact they have intentionally reduced the quality of this on the wii u due to the switch is just another slap in the face.
The switch is the first time I've actually hoped Nintendo fail, they deserve it..
Rant over lol

Yeah pretty much in the same situation. but at-least now i wont have to get a switch since Zelda is out already.
i wont get a switch until Nintendo prove themselves again as the last two console is a disappointment for me.

I'm sorry, but what exactly disappointed you regarding Wii and WiiU respectively?
#17
sion22
pazuzu17
Moonwolf1976
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pazuzu17
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I think Ninty have gimped the Wii U version so you are best off with the Switch.
Source? Otherwise nonsense.
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/venturebeat.com/2016/06/16/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-win-proves-that-nintendo-is-over-the-whole-dual-screens-thing/amp/
lAzy LINK
An 'article' from June 2016 which uses NX instead of Switch which deals only in speculation and opinion...this is exhibit A? Haha.
Zelda on WiiU looks great but Nintendo did "sabotage" the wiiu version to ensure its not better than the switch version. Its outdated but its fact that WiiU version does not use the gamepad at all, there is no excuse for it espcially for a long development Wiiu game . Nintendo say they want the "same experience" on both console.In another word the switch cant have it, so we cut it out of the WiiU.

No. Rather it's called compromising.
1 Like #18
I have the switch pre ordered at Amazon but just realised John Lewis is taking orders tonight for collection from Waitrose launch day with 2 years warranty. Wondering if John Lewis are ok at launch promises and how late I can cancel my Amazon order if I manage to get one.
1 Like #19
pazuzu17
People arguing being unhappy at Nintendo due to the belief the WiiU version of Zelda has been compromised...WTF!? We have one review of said game already via Edge Magazine who scored it a 10, going on to say Ocarina may have to take 2nd place after playing this game.
Ok, so some Gamepad features and perhaps more were potentially cut, BUT, if every console (WiiU in this case) could go out on such a high, and people still gripe.

Because if I knew then what I do now I could have just stuck with the wii and skipped the wii u completely, then purchased the switch if I wanted to get my zelda fix.

This new zelda has been teased pretty much through the entirety of Wii U's lifespan and was the main reason I purchased one.

It's great it doesn't bother you but I don't think they did themselves justice at all and its a shame. You can't honestly expect others not to be annoyed with what Nintendo have done lately.

Incidentally I saw the switch Nintendo advert for the first time (the one with 1-2 switch), and it was cringeworthy.. Lol.

I guess I've finally accepted their golden age (nes, snes, n64 and gc) has long gone.
#20
delusion
pazuzu17
People arguing being unhappy at Nintendo due to the belief the WiiU version of Zelda has been compromised...WTF!? We have one review of said game already via Edge Magazine who scored it a 10, going on to say Ocarina may have to take 2nd place after playing this game.
Ok, so some Gamepad features and perhaps more were potentially cut, BUT, if every console (WiiU in this case) could go out on such a high, and people still gripe.
Because if I knew then what I do now I could have just stuck with the wii and skipped the wii u completely, then purchased the switch if I wanted to get my zelda fix.
This new zelda has been teased pretty much through the entirety of Wii U's lifespan and was the main reason I purchased one.
It's great it doesn't bother you but I don't think they did themselves justice at all and its a shame. You can't honestly expect others not to be annoyed with what Nintendo have done lately.
Incidentally I saw the switch Nintendo advert for the first time (the one with 1-2 switch), and it was cringeworthy.. Lol.
I guess I've finally accepted their golden age (nes, snes, n64 and gc) has long gone.

The f**k!? Seriously. I don't know what makes the NES to GC the 'golden page' other than the fact WE were younger and less cynical. IF Nintendo had cancelled Zelda releasing for the WiiU, then yes, I can feel (myself included) to have had the rug pulled from under my feet. This however isnt happening and Zelda - by all accounts Game of All Time contender - IS releasing for the WiiU, not late but rather on time.
#21
pazuzu17
delusion
pazuzu17
People arguing being unhappy at Nintendo due to the belief the WiiU version of Zelda has been compromised...WTF!? We have one review of said game already via Edge Magazine who scored it a 10, going on to say Ocarina may have to take 2nd place after playing this game.
Ok, so some Gamepad features and perhaps more were potentially cut, BUT, if every console (WiiU in this case) could go out on such a high, and people still gripe.
Because if I knew then what I do now I could have just stuck with the wii and skipped the wii u completely, then purchased the switch if I wanted to get my zelda fix.
This new zelda has been teased pretty much through the entirety of Wii U's lifespan and was the main reason I purchased one.
It's great it doesn't bother you but I don't think they did themselves justice at all and its a shame. You can't honestly expect others not to be annoyed with what Nintendo have done lately.
Incidentally I saw the switch Nintendo advert for the first time (the one with 1-2 switch), and it was cringeworthy.. Lol.
I guess I've finally accepted their golden age (nes, snes, n64 and gc) has long gone.
The f**k!? Seriously. I don't know what makes the NES to GC the 'golden page' other than the fact WE were younger and less cynical. IF Nintendo had cancelled Zelda releasing for the WiiU, then yes, I can feel (myself included) to have had the rug pulled from under my feet. This however isnt happening and Zelda - by all accounts Game of All Time contender - IS releasing for the WiiU, not late but rather on time.

Well I have it pre ordered so of course I'm hoping it will justify that Wii u purchase even if they have cut back on features to accommodate the switch (as suggested by others in this thread).

But yes for me that was the golden age, maybe my age plays a factor but they also were up there or better than the competition back then.

Just an opinion of course...
#22
neon and zelda for me ;)

Edited By: davver99 on Mar 01, 2017 13:03
#23
Joltek
I have the switch pre ordered at Amazon but just realised John Lewis is taking orders tonight for collection from Waitrose launch day with 2 years warranty. Wondering if John Lewis are ok at launch promises and how late I can cancel my Amazon order if I manage to get one.

No Switch consoles available for pre-order via John Lewis.
1 Like #24
Another review for Zelda has just come to light. Famitsu have awarded it 10/10/10/10. This and Edge Magazine recently awarding it a 10.

http://nintendoeverything.com/famitsu-review-scores-3117-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-awarded-perfect-score/
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pazuzu17
Joltek
I have the switch pre ordered at Amazon but just realised John Lewis is taking orders tonight for collection from Waitrose launch day with 2 years warranty. Wondering if John Lewis are ok at launch promises and how late I can cancel my Amazon order if I manage to get one.
No Switch consoles available for pre-order via John Lewis.
It says on the website that you can order from 9pm tonight though?
#26
Anyone had anything dispatched yet?
#27
Joltek
pazuzu17
Joltek
I have the switch pre ordered at Amazon but just realised John Lewis is taking orders tonight for collection from Waitrose launch day with 2 years warranty. Wondering if John Lewis are ok at launch promises and how late I can cancel my Amazon order if I manage to get one.
No Switch consoles available for pre-order via John Lewis.
It says on the website that you can order from 9pm tonight though?

Yes, it says that, and at one point you perhaps could, but if you visit said site you'll find no option to add item or items to basket.
#28
jco83
Anyone had anything dispatched yet?

Have I s**t. I've Zelda (WiiU) pre-ordered via Amazon which was supposed to dispatch today, it hasn't. Also my Smyths Switch pre-order is worrying me as launch nears. The staff when I did my pre-order instore appeared incompetent AND I've misplaced my receipt confirming pre-order. I did the £20 deposit via my card so I've that, but, I'm feeling concerned.
1 Like #29
pazuzu17
jco83
Anyone had anything dispatched yet?
Have I s**t. I've Zelda (WiiU) pre-ordered via Amazon which was supposed to dispatch today, it hasn't. Also my Smyths Switch pre-order is worrying me as launch nears. The staff when I did my pre-order instore appeared incompetent AND I've misplaced my receipt confirming pre-order. I did the £20 deposit via my card so I've that, but, I'm feeling concerned.
Wishing you good luck
#30
pazuzu17
Joltek
pazuzu17
Joltek
I have the switch pre ordered at Amazon but just realised John Lewis is taking orders tonight for collection from Waitrose launch day with 2 years warranty. Wondering if John Lewis are ok at launch promises and how late I can cancel my Amazon order if I manage to get one.
No Switch consoles available for pre-order via John Lewis.
It says on the website that you can order from 9pm tonight though?
Yes, it says that, and at one point you perhaps could, but if you visit said site you'll find no option to add item or items to basket.
No, it says it goes live tonight at 9pm :{
Special offer
The Nintendo Switch launches on 03 March 2017
Available to buy Online from 9pm on 01 March 2017 - Subject to Availability

Order from 01 March 2017 at 9pm and collect from your local John Lewis or Waitrose on Launch Day.
Just select 'Click and Collect' at the checkout to pick up from store.
Orders must be completed before 8pm on 02 March to collect on Launch Day.
Both Grey and Neon will be available

Edited By: jco83 on Mar 01, 2017 15:50
#31
jco83
pazuzu17
Joltek
pazuzu17
Joltek
I have the switch pre ordered at Amazon but just realised John Lewis is taking orders tonight for collection from Waitrose launch day with 2 years warranty. Wondering if John Lewis are ok at launch promises and how late I can cancel my Amazon order if I manage to get one.
No Switch consoles available for pre-order via John Lewis.
It says on the website that you can order from 9pm tonight though?
Yes, it says that, and at one point you perhaps could, but if you visit said site you'll find no option to add item or items to basket.
No, it says it goes live tonight at 9pm :{
Special offer
The Nintendo Switch launches on 03 March 2017
Available to buy Online from 9pm on 01 March 2017 - Subject to Availability
Order from 01 March 2017 at 9pm and collect from your local John Lewis or Waitrose on Launch Day.
Just select 'Click and Collect' at the checkout to pick up from store.
Orders must be completed before 8pm on 02 March to collect on Launch Day.
Both Grey and Neon will be available

My bad.
1 Like #32
Just 5 minutes ago pre-ordered the Pro controller via Nintendo Store. I'm eating beans all March.
#33
pazuzu17
Just 5 minutes ago pre-ordered the Pro controller via Nintendo Store. I'm eating beans all March.
I've heard the Joy-Con's are fine :) Don't have to use them with the grip. Nice free loose arms 8)

Edited By: jco83 on Mar 01, 2017 16:27
#34
jco83
pazuzu17
Just 5 minutes ago pre-ordered the Pro controller via Nintendo Store. I'm eating beans all March.
I've heard the Joy-Con's are fine :) Don't have to use them with the grip. Nice free loose arms 8)

Yes, but, I'll be honest...all these accounts of the Joycons (one of them at least) continuing to unsync via gameplay has me concerned.

I'd love Nintendo to address this in a statement - then patch. Until then...
#35
I have unboxed switch and playing it, but this fan is annoying me so much...does it constantly make this loud hissing noise and let air out. How is no one else talking about this?
1 Like #36
Dhiraj1
I have unboxed switch and playing it, but this fan is annoying me so much...does it constantly make this loud hissing noise and let air out. How is no one else talking about this?

Not every Nintendo fan is like that.

A few create "Misc" threads to rant, then stop hissing when others share the same view.
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fanpages
Dhiraj1
I have unboxed switch and playing it, but this fan is annoying me so much...does it constantly make this loud hissing noise and let air out. How is no one else talking about this?
Not every Nintendo fan is like that.
A few create "Misc" threads to rant, then stop hissing when others share the same view.

X) Very sharp FP!
#38
fanpages
Dhiraj1
I have unboxed switch and playing it, but this fan is annoying me so much...does it constantly make this loud hissing noise and let air out. How is no one else talking about this?
Not every Nintendo fan is like that.
A few create "Misc" threads to rant, then stop hissing when others share the same view.
Thats very helpful...am genuinely asking a question. I wanted to know if others have same experience or my product is faulty!
1 Like #39
Dhiraj1
fanpages
Dhiraj1
I have unboxed switch and playing it, but this fan is annoying me so much...does it constantly make this loud hissing noise and let air out. How is no one else talking about this?
Not every Nintendo fan is like that.
A few create "Misc" threads to rant, then stop hissing when others share the same view.
Thats very helpful...am genuinely asking a question. I wanted to know if others have same experience or my product is faulty!

Here you go Dhiraj:
See paragraph 7
May help answer it. ;)

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