Doom - Nintendo Switch £39.85 @ Simply Games
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Doom - Nintendo Switch £39.85 @ Simply Games

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Found 21st Sep 2017
No doubt this will get cold votes as the price on the switch is higher than what doom currently retails for on other systems.

price for switch version - most places want nearly 50 quid! Finally a decent fps for life on the road

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Is this a joke. This game is now ~£10 so why charge full price again since its not a new release but re-release? I swear game prices on Switch are ridiculous
UltimatePhoenix1 h, 25 m ago

And the graphics are worse, watched the YouTube video of comparison other …And the graphics are worse, watched the YouTube video of comparison other day!!

Why is graphics such a huge focus for people?

Do you realise that the pursuit for immense graphics are the reason we have very little variety?

Graphics are good, but when it’s not balanced with gameplay, music, level design and innovation etc, then gaming is going to get worse or more dull and flavourless.
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Not a day one purchase for me but will defo pick it up eventually.
Alternative footage here by GameXplain

Edited by: "westy90" 21st Sep 2017
Is this a joke. This game is now ~£10 so why charge full price again since its not a new release but re-release? I swear game prices on Switch are ridiculous
debesis262 m ago

Is this a joke. This game is now ~£10 so why charge full price again since …Is this a joke. This game is now ~£10 so why charge full price again since its not a new release but re-release? I swear game prices on Switch are ridiculous

And the graphics are worse, watched the YouTube video of comparison other day!!
Loved it on the ps4 will definitely buy again for switch but when it is a fraction on this price!
Ann3xe13 m ago

Loved it on the ps4 will definitely buy again for switch but when it is a …Loved it on the ps4 will definitely buy again for switch but when it is a fraction on this price!

Agree, but unfortunately Nintendo/Switch games have a tendency to remain high priced.. I would buy for £20 as I wasn't to keen on the PS4 demo, but playing portable would tempt me..
debesis2635 m ago

Is this a joke. This game is now ~£10 so why charge full price again since …Is this a joke. This game is now ~£10 so why charge full price again since its not a new release but re-release? I swear game prices on Switch are ridiculous



Yes and no.
The port was outsourced by Bethesda so some costs were involved getting it on the switch.
However I agree that charging £40 and switch game prices in general are ridiculous. Doom on switch should realistically be £25 or £30 at the very most but they know people will buy it so I can't really blame them.

As much as it pains me I'll be picking this up at launch. Doom on the go, can't wait
Edited by: "FireOnAWire" 21st Sep 2017
Depending on my financial situation on release day, this might be a launch purchase for me. Being able to play Doom whilst commuting would be fantastic.
Previews look very promising, will pick this up. Can't wait to play Doom on the go
Edited by: "magicpork" 21st Sep 2017
UltimatePhoenix1 h, 25 m ago

And the graphics are worse, watched the YouTube video of comparison other …And the graphics are worse, watched the YouTube video of comparison other day!!

Why is graphics such a huge focus for people?

Do you realise that the pursuit for immense graphics are the reason we have very little variety?

Graphics are good, but when it’s not balanced with gameplay, music, level design and innovation etc, then gaming is going to get worse or more dull and flavourless.
I’m excited, and I’m buying day 1 !! Super keen to play it on Switch, especially the multiplayer.
ziggy9313 m ago

Why is graphics such a huge focus for people?Do you realise that the …Why is graphics such a huge focus for people?Do you realise that the pursuit for immense graphics are the reason we have very little variety?Graphics are good, but when it’s not balanced with gameplay, music, level design and innovation etc, then gaming is going to get worse or more dull and flavourless.

Im not all for graphics but when a game like this comes along you dont want the blurs on a big screen, i still play 8bit titles, indie titles cause they suit those graphics, but when they get bigger and better they need the graphics, I cant play Perfect Dark or Goldeneye on a 50" screen, used play the hell out of it on 14" split screen, have you tried mario from the Snes on 50"??it aint good, graphics add some playability!!
ziggy9325 m ago

Why is graphics such a huge focus for people?Do you realise that the …Why is graphics such a huge focus for people?Do you realise that the pursuit for immense graphics are the reason we have very little variety?Graphics are good, but when it’s not balanced with gameplay, music, level design and innovation etc, then gaming is going to get worse or more dull and flavourless.



I think the point they are making is that the Switch version is graphically inferior to other versions. So, how can they justify the sky high price? He didn't imply graphics are what make a game. Just that they aren't as good on Switch for this particular game. If you had the choice of watching a movie in standard definition or 4K you would pick the 4K version even though the content is essentially the same. £40 for a game that goes for less than a quarter of that price is ridiculous.
This is why AAA games don't work out on Nintendo consoles anymore, they always over charge and are locked into Nintendo licensing and pricing structure.

Nintendo games generally do not drop in price better off getting this on a proper console and leave the Switch for Nintendo exclusives novelty games.
dudwood_fudwood48 m ago

I think the point they are making is that the Switch version is …I think the point they are making is that the Switch version is graphically inferior to other versions. So, how can they justify the sky high price? He didn't imply graphics are what make a game. Just that they aren't as good on Switch for this particular game. If you had the choice of watching a movie in standard definition or 4K you would pick the 4K version even though the content is essentially the same. £40 for a game that goes for less than a quarter of that price is ridiculous.


You say that like somehow they should charge by the pixel. That's ludicrous. You're paying for the work done in porting, for the more expensive medium and because there's no alternative mobile platform carrying this game or a rival game competing and encourage them to lower the price. And because, in the case of enough Switch owners, it's at the upper limit of acceptable-on-launch-day.
Spilt on this one, it is expensive for an already sub £10 game however Doom on the go will be awesome. This medium of video game delivery, for me, is the way forward for games consoles, the pursuit of graphics just edges consoles to the inevitable morph into a PC; however an Xbox One graphic capable device on the go that can be docked for full screen play is the way forward - move from room to room with ease and then on the go; good on Nintendo for innovation they deserve to take the profit that comes with it.
£10:00 on xbox one !!!!! Cold.
Lmao. If ever there was a reason to keep away from Nintendo it is these absolutely ridiculous prices
nunberry52 m ago

You say that like somehow they should charge by the pixel. That's …You say that like somehow they should charge by the pixel. That's ludicrous. You're paying for the work done in porting, for the more expensive medium and because there's no alternative mobile platform carrying this game or a rival game competing and encourage them to lower the price. And because, in the case of enough Switch owners, it's at the upper limit of acceptable-on-launch-day.


No-one asked Nintendo to use a more expensive medium. Their decisions do not mean the customer should have to pay extra.
Looks like there's no confirmation yet that it'll have gyro aiming

telboy6924 m ago

£10:00 on xbox one !!!!! Cold.



I'd like to play Doom on the go. Is your Xbox One price relevant to that? No. Stupid voting. This is the best price for a portable version of Doom currently, unless you count the PC version + gaming laptop but not many people have that.
Edited by: "Boopop" 21st Sep 2017
As I can't take my pc/PS4 or Xbox on the train this seems like a good deal for me.

I would rather it £30 but what you gonna do.
Edited by: "Gormond" 21st Sep 2017
40 quid! Good grief, Switch prices really are a joke!
Get ya hard hats on lads, ready for the idiots dropping out the sky to defend this crap.
Lmao
40 quid for an inferior portable port.
10 quid on consoles that are balls deep in competition of the FPS genre.
Couldn't write this stuff because as fiction, it doesn't sound believable.
£40 for the worst version...
nunberry3 h, 15 m ago

You say that like somehow they should charge by the pixel. That's …You say that like somehow they should charge by the pixel. That's ludicrous. You're paying for the work done in porting, for the more expensive medium and because there's no alternative mobile platform carrying this game or a rival game competing and encourage them to lower the price. And because, in the case of enough Switch owners, it's at the upper limit of acceptable-on-launch-day.


You are paying for the port, and the fact that it's new to the switch does make sense for it to be pricey on release. However most of the work on the game is already done. It's good to have the option, but you really have to question what the point is spending 4 times the price on as other people have said, the inferior version of the game. It's for the most part, illogical.
frish23 m ago

You are paying for the port, and the fact that it's new to the switch does …You are paying for the port, and the fact that it's new to the switch does make sense for it to be pricey on release. However most of the work on the game is already done. It's good to have the option, but you really have to question what the point is spending 4 times the price on as other people have said, the inferior version of the game. It's for the most part, illogical.


Sounds like we're in agreement, I mean I'd love this to be 10 quid, but if it were my product I'd want every penny I could get for it, especially if the nearest competition on the platform was months away and was also a product I controlled.

Look, if I had an Xbox or ps4, the only incentive I'd have for buying this full price on Switch would be if I REALLLLLLLY wanted Doom on the go. (Then again, if my PC/console was so great and all-fulfilling, why did I buy a Switch?)

Still, those guys are not the target audience initially. The first targets are Switch owners who've never played Doom. For them this is a new game, and it's scratching a couple of itches nothing else is coming close to on the platform.

Eventually the price will drop, and you'll pick up the multi-platform guys, people who already own it but maybe now will finish it cause it's portable. Cheapskates like me who have held out this long on playing it so what's another year.

But only a fool comes to market with a product that will sell at between 20-40 easily, but sells it for 10 because owners of a competing platform say that it's the right thing to do.

Copperspock2 h, 41 m agoNo-one asked Nintendo to use a more expensive medium. Their decisions do not mean the customer should have to pay extra.

What cheap but unsusceptible-to-vibration-or-shock media would you have used?
By rights they should have gone full digital but that would have driven up the cost of the console via system storage. And be glad they didn't, since retail is far more likely to eventually drop prices than the eShop is!
Edited by: "nunberry" 22nd Sep 2017
The multiplayer is free but you have to download it from the store. Some good points and bad points to that
You know what'd make more sense to me?

Run the game on a PC, and stream it to the Switch.
Something akin to Steamlink/Nvidia shield.
Does the Switch have any built in support as a streaming target?

Solid 60fps (rather than <=30), full screen resolution (rather than <540p), and max detail textures & AA.
There wouldn't even be a difference in responsiveness, as the encoding latency is typically less than the 16ms you'd gain by going from 30 to 60fps.

Oh and it'd set you back less than £8 for the game...

Granted it'd be no good for on-the-go gaming, though outside of train journeys I've never understood that niche.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 22nd Sep 2017
Ordered just incase it's not cheaper elsewhere before launch. Will switch to Amazon/Tesco/GAME if it is later.
magicpork9 h, 2 m ago

Previews look very promising


Digital Foundry's analysis indicated the very opposite being true.

- 30 fps
- 540p
- hideously downgraded texture resolution
- all other video settings lower than the lowest possible setting on PC
jacjacatac7 h, 9 m ago

Get ya hard hats on lads, ready for the idiots dropping out the sky to …Get ya hard hats on lads, ready for the idiots dropping out the sky to defend this crap.Lmao40 quid for an inferior portable port.10 quid on consoles that are balls deep in competition of the FPS genre.Couldn't write this stuff because as fiction, it doesn't sound believable.



I know right, a company charging more money for a product that they've just released than something that's been on the market for over a year. You couldn't make it up!

Portable Doom, could be fun. It was never going to be £10 on the Switch so why people are always surprised by the prices of the games is beyond me. You aren’t forced to buy it.
TehJumpingJawa5 h, 49 m ago

You know what'd make more sense to me?Run the game on a PC, and stream it …You know what'd make more sense to me?Run the game on a PC, and stream it to the Switch.Something akin to Steamlink/Nvidia shield.Does the Switch have any built in support as a streaming target?Solid 60fps (rather than <=30), full screen resolution (rather than <540p), and max detail textures & AA.There wouldn't even be a difference in responsiveness, as the encoding latency is typically less than the 16ms you'd gain by going from 30 to 60fps.Oh and it'd set you back less than £8 for the game...Granted it'd be no good for on-the-go gaming, though outside of train journeys I've never understood that niche.


input lag from streaming is completely different to frame time - one refers to how quickly the game recognises your input and the other is the time between rendered frames. Also you are assuming these people already have gaming PCs.

I have a steam link and a Samsung TV with it built in and the additional input lag is what ruins the experience for me.

Anyway its pointless to discuss because the Switch is unable to do this and what you class as "Niche" is the main reason to buy a switch outside of wanting to play exclusives.
Great game, but damn there's that Switch tax in full effect again...
Boopop1 h, 4 m ago

I know right, a company charging more money for a product that they've …I know right, a company charging more money for a product that they've just released than something that's been on the market for over a year. You couldn't make it up!

There's one, catch him before he lands on his face...
Oops, too late.
Original Poster
Posted this deal before I went to bed & woke up to a switch Nintendo price rip off debate
KirstyB874 h, 29 m ago

Digital Foundry's analysis indicated the very opposite being true.- 30 fps …Digital Foundry's analysis indicated the very opposite being true.- 30 fps - 540p - hideously downgraded texture resolution- all other video settings lower than the lowest possible setting on PC






It looks very good in my eyes..

540p is not even confirmed and DF is only going by the footage shown from Nintendo Direct

Even that's true, a 30fps 540p Doom on the handheld is still a technological miracle.

We still don't know what's the docked performance like and the dev still have almost 3 months to optimize the game.

Even DF called this port an impressive and fantastic port.
jacjacatac2 h, 32 m ago

There's one, catch him before he lands on his face...Oops, too late.



Charming individual, aren't you? Why attempt to counter my point when you can just make a personal insult, that's way more fun after all.
Edited by: "Boopop" 22nd Sep 2017
Boopop12 h, 9 m ago

Looks like there's no confirmation yet that it'll have gyro aiming I'd …Looks like there's no confirmation yet that it'll have gyro aiming I'd like to play Doom on the go. Is your Xbox One price relevant to that? No. Stupid voting. This is the best price for a portable version of Doom currently, unless you count the PC version + gaming laptop but not many people have that.

40 pound for a inferior game,you crack on my friend !!!!!!
telboy693 m ago

40 pound for a inferior game,you crack on my friend !!!!!!



I'm not necessarily going to pay £40 for it. Anyway, good luck carrying your gaming desktop or console on to the train, bus or plane. I'd love to see your battery set up
nunberry13 h, 23 m ago

You say that like somehow they should charge by the pixel. That's …You say that like somehow they should charge by the pixel. That's ludicrous. You're paying for the work done in porting, for the more expensive medium and because there's no alternative mobile platform carrying this game or a rival game competing and encourage them to lower the price. And because, in the case of enough Switch owners, it's at the upper limit of acceptable-on-launch-day.


Exactly, by their logic PC games should be the most expensive.
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