Nintendo Switch Console - £259.99 (Code: TDX-HKFY) - Tesco Direct
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Nintendo Switch Console - £259.99 (Code: TDX-HKFY) - Tesco Direct

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Found 22nd May 2017
This is (another) pre-order for 26th May (Friday). Use the code TDX-HKFY to drop the listed price.

I know, I know. We'll wait until it's under £200 Still, best price around.

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'Due to strong demand and a shortage of stock in the market we are taking pre orders with a plan to send them out for the 26th May 2017'


The Nintendo Switch is the new home gaming system that offers unique versatility and exciting new gameplay. It has already caused a stir for its unusual design, comprising of a tablet touchscreen, two Joy-Con controllers and a charging dock. Gameplay is designed to be completely immersive on the Nintendo Switch console, with the HD 6.2 tablet screen offering up to 60 frames per second in a compact package. When played on a television screen, the graphics are equally stunning on a larger space. In hand, the Joy-Con controllers engage with the player, with a realistic rumble function to mirror the action on screen. They also are capable of sensing shapes made by hands, as well as external movement and distance for optimal motion control.


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Still too high. Will buy when £200.01 and bundled with Mario Kart 8, Zelda, Mario Odyssey, Uncharted 5 and Halo 6.

Heat added. X)
jacjacatac

Just saw one of these in CEX, lmao.Don't want one now.Cold till about … Just saw one of these in CEX, lmao.Don't want one now.Cold till about £150.



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Voted hot for the deal icon.
MadonnaProject

Finished zelda on the wii u though.



LOL this is why you haven't played the switch.

also "there are literally no games for it" and "I own 4 games for it" in the same sentence? c'mon!
Edited by: "tin" 22nd May 2017
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Nice one Buzz. Heat added
Heat for the price but still not as good of a deal as the Very one, that one brings it down to around £230.
Still too high. Will buy when £200.01 and bundled with Mario Kart 8, Zelda, Mario Odyssey, Uncharted 5 and Halo 6.

Heat added. X)
Voted hot for the deal icon.
All this talk of the left joycon and screen scratching has put me off a bit, I'm going to wait until we have a confirmed refinement in the wild I think. Heat for the price though.
I wonder if Amazon will copy the codes again
(heat)
Krooner

All this talk of the left joycon and screen scratching has put me off a … All this talk of the left joycon and screen scratching has put me off a bit, I'm going to wait until we have a confirmed refinement in the wild I think. Heat for the price though.



Wary of all the boogey man stories but not the harsh fact there are literally no games on it? You sound like me. Got it day one, haven't played it more than 5 minutes (honestly, not joking) and I own 4 games for it.

Finished zelda on the wii u though.
MadonnaProject

Wary of all the boogey man stories but not the harsh fact there are … Wary of all the boogey man stories but not the harsh fact there are literally no games on it? You sound like me. Got it day one, haven't played it more than 5 minutes (honestly, not joking) and I own 4 games for it.Finished zelda on the wii u though.



​Why didn't you play Zelda on the switch instead? Would have given you more than the 5 mins.
Hooooooooooooooot!
MadonnaProject

Finished zelda on the wii u though.



LOL this is why you haven't played the switch.

also "there are literally no games for it" and "I own 4 games for it" in the same sentence? c'mon!
Edited by: "tin" 22nd May 2017
Tireeq

​Why didn't you play Zelda on the switch instead? Would have given you m … ​Why didn't you play Zelda on the switch instead? Would have given you more than the 5 mins.



​Yeah I've played zelda and I'm around 60hrs on switch, and still plenty to do. Played Mario kart alone and with friends on the go, must be around 20hrs. Downloaded kamiko which is meant to be fantastic, but too many games to play atm. People saying there are no games obviously not looked on the store where there are 49 games available.
ozstriker3

Heat for the price but still not as good of a deal as the Very one, that … Heat for the price but still not as good of a deal as the Very one, that one brings it down to around £230.



Which deal is this with very
There certainly isn't a shortage of good games on the Switch! I have Zelda, Mario Kart, Minecraft, Kamiko, Shovel Knight, Fast RMX and Snake Pass. In my opinion they are all amazing games. All consoles have a shortage of games on release, but the Switch has been recovering from that very quickly!
MadonnaProject

Wary of all the boogey man stories but not the harsh fact there are … Wary of all the boogey man stories but not the harsh fact there are literally no games on it? You sound like me. Got it day one, haven't played it more than 5 minutes (honestly, not joking) and I own 4 games for it.Finished zelda on the wii u though.



To be fair to it I think it's had one of the better recent launches in terms of software, (not a particularly high bar, granted) although I, like you, played Zelda on the U. Coming out with one of, if not the game of the year as your day one is a pretty strong way for any console to announce itself, no?
Edited by: "Krooner" 22nd May 2017
Scorchio. It'll never go under £200
Krooner

To be fair to it I think it's had one of the better recent launches in … To be fair to it I think it's had one of the better recent launches in terms of software, (not a particularly high bar, granted) although I, like you, played Zelda on the U. Coming out with one of, if not the game of the year as you're day one is a pretty strong way for any console to announce itself, no?



Not really. If it's a game available on your own console from a previous generation. But we're not working in real world logic terms here, we're working with nintendo they get a pass.

If the xbox one were to be released with halo 4 as it's first game would it still be a good idea?

Yeah Zelda is a nice game, but game of the year? Not by a long shot. Only if you haven't played horizon zero dawn, nioh, resident evil 7, nier automata, persona 5. Especially nier automata and persona 5.

I am just as much of a fan of the xbox, ps4 and switch so I try not to let impartiality cloud my judgement.

If you want my advice, trust me, buy the switch, just not yet.
tin

LOL this is why you haven't played the switch. also "there are literally … LOL this is why you haven't played the switch. also "there are literally no games for it" and "I own 4 games for it" in the same sentence? c'mon!



Played it for 'honestly' 5 minutes. Owns 4 games. That's just over 1 minute per game...X)X)X)

Those main menu screens must have been really off putting!
Graxer

There certainly isn't a shortage of good games on the Switch! I have … There certainly isn't a shortage of good games on the Switch! I have Zelda, Mario Kart, Minecraft, Kamiko, Shovel Knight, Fast RMX and Snake Pass. In my opinion they are all amazing games. All consoles have a shortage of games on release, but the Switch has been recovering from that very quickly!


Thumper just released last week and reviews have been very strong too.
too bad neon version is out of stock
Istanbul_Kop

Played it for 'honestly' 5 minutes. Owns 4 games. That's just over 1 … Played it for 'honestly' 5 minutes. Owns 4 games. That's just over 1 minute per game...X)X)X)Those main menu screens must have been really off putting!



I haven't opened any of the games actually lol. I know, I know how it sounds, but after I started playing zelda on the wii u, it just didn't make sense to start from scratch on the switch. Plus the wii u version has certain perks.

I currently own zelda, mario kart, lego city and bomberman on it. However these games just don't inspire the playtime out of me, and I don't get that much time to play video games anyways. The time I do have is spent playing nier automata which I finished recently or nioh or persona 5. I don't want to play mario kart on the go because, personally it's embarrassing for me being on the train and whipping out a switch and controllers to play mario kart. Personal preference, not criticising anyone else.

Still, let's not prevent the nintendo fanboys (like apple fanboys) from trying to over-analyse my life choices, I mean how dare I?
MadonnaProject

Not really. If it's a game available on your own console from a previous … Not really. If it's a game available on your own console from a previous generation. But we're not working in real world logic terms here, we're working with nintendo they get a pass.If the xbox one were to be released with halo 4 as it's first game would it still be a good idea?Yeah Zelda is a nice game, but game of the year? Not by a long shot. Only if you haven't played horizon zero dawn, nioh, resident evil 7, nier automata, persona 5. Especially nier automata and persona 5.I am just as much of a fan of the xbox, ps4 and switch so I try not to let impartiality cloud my judgement.If you want my advice, trust me, buy the switch, just not yet.



I suppose the difference is no one had the U to play Zelda on it. for the vast majority, BotW is a launch title first and foremost.

I've not played Horizon yet, but it's on the pile. Persona 5 doesn't tickle my pickle, and I felt Automata was disappointing. (Although I do remember feeling that way about the first game, it took a while and a re-play before I started to appreciate it) I think short of RDR2 (if it's released this year) not a lot is going to catch BOTW in game of the year terms, I'd imagine that'll will show in the press too come the end of the year.

Edited by: "Krooner" 22nd May 2017
Krooner

All this talk of the left joycon and screen scratching has put me off a … All this talk of the left joycon and screen scratching has put me off a bit, I'm going to wait until we have a confirmed refinement in the wild I think. Heat for the price though.



Apparently the joycon problem has been fixed with the latest batch of consoles. Not sure how widespread the screen issue is, and it shouldn't be a problem if you use a screen protector, which would be wise anyway with a handheld console.
Cubes73

Apparently the joycon problem has been fixed with the latest batch of … Apparently the joycon problem has been fixed with the latest batch of consoles. Not sure how widespread the screen issue is, and it shouldn't be a problem if you use a screen protector, which would be wise anyway with a handheld console.



The heat when in docked mode destroys the adhesive on the screen protectors. they start to slide. They need some foam or microfiber on the inside of the dock.
Just saw one of these in CEX, lmao.
Don't want one now.
Cold till about £150.
jacjacatac

Just saw one of these in CEX, lmao.Don't want one now.Cold till about … Just saw one of these in CEX, lmao.Don't want one now.Cold till about £150.



https://media.tenor.co/images/887e85568d83bb1419f5d575d3c04e67/tenor.gif
heat as it's the cheapest I've saw it for, The switch is a great console for getting in a few more extra hours of gaming without the hassle, I currently have Zelda, Mario kart, puyo puyo tetris, Minecraft and snipperclips
Ordered with Mario Kart, code & Clubcard brought it down to £280.

Cheers buzz, heat added.
Krooner

I suppose the difference is no one had the U to play Zelda on it. for the … I suppose the difference is no one had the U to play Zelda on it. for the vast majority, BotW is a launch title first and foremost. I've not played Horizon yet, but it's on the pile. Persona 5 doesn't tickle my pickle, and I felt Automata was disappointing. (Although I do remember feeling that way about the first game, it took a while and a re-play before I started to appreciate it) I think short of RDR2 (if it's released this year) not a lot is going to catch BOTW in game of the year terms, I'd imagine that'll will show in the press too come the end of the year.



13 million people bought the wii u, hardly no one. Nier automata is a deceptive game. really mediocre from the initial look with the cutesy japanese lead and the underpants showing and all that. However look deeper and it's a surprisingly deep and poignant game. In fact once you finish it, it requires you to finish it a couple more times to get the full story. I just finished it once and watched the youtube explanation of the rest of these endings and it;s really rather amazing.

And please, they could release a videogame worthy of achieving world peace, eradicating hunger in africa and zelda will still get game of the year because, zelda. We all know it.
Krooner

The heat when in docked mode destroys the adhesive on the screen … The heat when in docked mode destroys the adhesive on the screen protectors. they start to slide. They need some foam or microfiber on the inside of the dock.



Apparently the Orzly tempered glass screen protector doesn't have that problem. It's only £8.99 for a twin pack on Amazon at the moment too.
So much BS getting thrown about. Left joycon issue was fixed at the factory by end of March, so a mute point now. Screen scratching can easily be prevented by a tempered glass screen protector. The console never gets hot enough to affect the screen protector.
jamesianmoore

So much BS getting thrown about. Left joycon issue was fixed at the … So much BS getting thrown about. Left joycon issue was fixed at the factory by end of March, so a mute point now. Screen scratching can easily be prevented by a tempered glass screen protector. The console never gets hot enough to affect the screen protector.



A moot point. Unless it now has problems with the sound?

How is the battery life on these? I fancy having something to play when lying in bed or on the train etc.
Krooner

All this talk of the left joycon and screen scratching has put me off a … All this talk of the left joycon and screen scratching has put me off a bit, I'm going to wait until we have a confirmed refinement in the wild I think. Heat for the price though.


Had one since day 1 and there's no screen scratching, joycon issues, bending or anything like that.
CoeK

A moot point. Unless it now has problems with the sound?How is the … A moot point. Unless it now has problems with the sound?How is the battery life on these? I fancy having something to play when lying in bed or on the train etc.



3 to 6 hours depending on your game. When playing Zelda for example, it lasts about 3 hours.
Biddy2

3 to 6 hours depending on your game. When playing Zelda for example, it … 3 to 6 hours depending on your game. When playing Zelda for example, it lasts about 3 hours.



That's pretty much as I expected. Sounds like enough battery life for me. Does it have to dock to charge or can you plug it in like a phone too?
CoeK

That's pretty much as I expected. Sounds like enough battery life for … That's pretty much as I expected. Sounds like enough battery life for me. Does it have to dock to charge or can you plug it in like a phone too?



You can plug it in without the dock to charge. It can even be charged using a power bank too for those extra long trips.
I'm still holding out for the inevitable Switch Lite/Pro/HD model that will resolve all of these quality bugs, be slimmer, lighter, better battery life and potentially more power too.

Early adopters always get shafted and I don't want to be one of those.

I'll stick with my 2nd hand Wii U for Nintendo goodness for now.
Edited by: "Cameron92" 22nd May 2017
Biddy2

No it wasn't fixed at all. Nintendo is running a repair program where if … No it wasn't fixed at all. Nintendo is running a repair program where if you run into the issue, you can send them the Joycon and they will modify it by adding some foam inside. Turnaround is about a week.Some screen protectors are ineffective on these because of the adhesive used on them does melt. Not a problem with the Switch, granted, but let's not tell "bs" to protect Nintendo blindly. Much more helpful to others to be upfront so they know how to proceed with these issues.



Issue was fixed at the factory end of March, so any joys cons made after then will not have the issue. Why would they keep selling faulty joy cons when it will cost them money to repair them? Easier and cheaper to just fix the issue at the source, which is exactly what they have done. I had to send my joy con back as mine was bought on launch day.

Not protecting Nintendo blindly, just pointing out that some people are scare mongering when most of the issues raised are now fixed or can easily be avoided.
jamesianmoore

Issue was fixed at the factory end of March, so any joys cons made after … Issue was fixed at the factory end of March, so any joys cons made after then will not have the issue. Why would they keep selling faulty joy cons when it will cost them money to repair them? Easier and cheaper to just fix the issue at the source, which is exactly what they have done. I had to send my joy con back as mine was bought on launch day.Not protecting Nintendo blindly, just pointing out that some people are scare mongering when most of the issues raised are now fixed or can easily be avoided.



Some must be still slipping through then because I've seen people still report the issue from newer shipments. Just googled about the factory level fix and you're right there so i apologise. Either way, they're not faulty anyway. If they were faulty, everyone would run into the issue.
Great machine, easily the most I have played on any launch console. I have a wii u but sold zelda on that (for a profit) and played on the switch. Played about 90% in handheld mode, its so convenient (play at work, on a commute, in bedroom, or just while half watching something) If any game gets released on multiple platforms I will get it for switch as its my favorite way the game at the moment.
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