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Nintendo Switch Console (Neon) + Lego city undercover £299.99 @ Argos
Nintendo Switch Console (Neon) + Lego city undercover £299.99 @ Argos

Nintendo Switch Console (Neon) + Lego city undercover £299.99 @ Argos

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Seems like a good deal to me. Its also with the grey console but Argos seem to have stocked up on the neon console for a few stores around me in london.

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I'll just be over here with my popcorn, watching some fella have a breakdown over videogames.

Mankind Divided is going for 8 quids at 6 months old, this title is 4 years old and was meant to be exclusively developed for the Wii U so can we put this in to perspective please.

Only Nintendo can get a free pass to keep re-packaging antique titles from previous platforms and charging full whack for them on their latest hardware.

It's a decent game yeah but it's a 10 quid game at best,

Chasloyal

[There's no real justification for it to be full price on Xbone or … [There's no real justification for it to be full price on Xbone or Playstation but to charge full price for it on Switch is downright criminal.There's no defending the indefensible but then again when it comes to anything Ninty there's a global army of brainwashed droids willing to try.



It's not published by Nintendo so they are not setting the price, but apparently this is Nintendo's fault but it's OK for Microsoft and Sony to allow this on their platforms. Good argument there Bro.

Chasloyal

Yeah I am very aware of that but it's still a four year old game that has … Yeah I am very aware of that but it's still a four year old game that has finally come to other platforms one generations on.There's no real justification for it to be full price on Xbone or Playstation but to charge full price for it on Switch is downright criminal.There's no defending the indefensible but then again when it comes to anything Ninty there's a global army of brainwashed droids willing to try.



Seriously, re-read what you've written. I'm not disputing that Nintendo fans can get rabid but this isn't the case here.
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Supermod

Ooh...nice!

Very good indeed :-)

Great price!

ffs. annoyed about buying last week and i picked up lego on Friday. agghh

Mankind Divided is going for 8 quids at 6 months old, this title is 4 years old and was meant to be exclusively developed for the Wii U so can we put this in to perspective please.

Only Nintendo can get a free pass to keep re-packaging antique titles from previous platforms and charging full whack for them on their latest hardware.

It's a decent game yeah but it's a 10 quid game at best,

Chasloyal

Mankind Divided is going for 8 quids at 6 months old, this title is 4 … Mankind Divided is going for 8 quids at 6 months old, this title is 4 years old and was meant to be exclusively developed for the Wii U so can we put this in to perspective please.Only Nintendo can get a free pass to keep re-packaging antique titles from previous platforms and charging full whack for them on their latest hardware.It's a decent game yeah but it's a 10 quid game at best,



​but its not a Nintendo game?
they charging same price on other consoles!!!

Chasloyal

Only Nintendo can get a free pass to keep re-packaging antique titles … Only Nintendo can get a free pass to keep re-packaging antique titles from previous platforms and charging full whack for them on their latest hardware.



The game is £40 for Xbox One and PS4, so this is a deal as you're getting a £280 console and a £40 game for £300.

Bomberman seems to be out of stock just about everywhere though unfortunately. So to find a store having stock on both the Switch and Bomberman will be some ask.

Edit: How I read this as Bomberman I'll never know.... I need some weetabix.
Edited by: "JohnnyRoller" 11th Apr

Great bundle price! Heat!

I really, really hope they do a £299 bundle when Mario Kart comes out at the end of the month...I might finally bite!

Chasloyal

Mankind Divided is going for 8 quids at 6 months old, this title is 4 … Mankind Divided is going for 8 quids at 6 months old, this title is 4 years old and was meant to be exclusively developed for the Wii U so can we put this in to perspective please.Only Nintendo can get a free pass to keep re-packaging antique titles from previous platforms and charging full whack for them on their latest hardware.It's a decent game yeah but it's a 10 quid game at best,



There's nothing quite like conflating two separate companies and bashing one of them for the perceived crimes of the other. I do so love it when one avoids letting facts sully a perfectly good opinion.

Chasloyal

Mankind Divided is going for 8 quids at 6 months old, this title is 4 … Mankind Divided is going for 8 quids at 6 months old, this title is 4 years old and was meant to be exclusively developed for the Wii U so can we put this in to perspective please.Only Nintendo can get a free pass to keep re-packaging antique titles from previous platforms and charging full whack for them on their latest hardware.It's a decent game yeah but it's a 10 quid game at best,

Chasloyal

Only Nintendo can get a free pass to keep re-packaging antique titles … Only Nintendo can get a free pass to keep re-packaging antique titles from previous platforms and charging full whack for them on their latest hardware.

JohnnyRoller

Bomberman seems to be out of stock just about everywhere though … Bomberman seems to be out of stock just about everywhere though unfortunately. So to find a store having stock on both the Switch and Bomberman will be some ask.




fat-pudding

The game is £40 for Xbox One and PS4, so this is a deal as you're getting … The game is £40 for Xbox One and PS4, so this is a deal as you're getting a £280 console and a £40 game for £300.



Yeah I am very aware of that but it's still a four year old game that has finally come to other platforms one generation on.

There's no real justification for it to be full price on Xbone or Playstation but to charge full price for it on Switch is downright criminal.

There's no defending the indefensible but then again when it comes to anything Ninty there's a global army of brainwashed droids willing to try.




My point exactly, thank you

Chasloyal

Yeah I am very aware of that but it's still a four year old game that has … Yeah I am very aware of that but it's still a four year old game that has finally come to other platforms one generations on.There's no real justification for it to be full price on Xbone or Playstation but to charge full price for it on Switch is downright criminal.There's no defending the indefensible but then again when it comes to anything Ninty there's a global army of brainwashed droids willing to try.



Seriously, re-read what you've written. I'm not disputing that Nintendo fans can get rabid but this isn't the case here.

Chasloyal

[There's no real justification for it to be full price on Xbone or … [There's no real justification for it to be full price on Xbone or Playstation but to charge full price for it on Switch is downright criminal.There's no defending the indefensible but then again when it comes to anything Ninty there's a global army of brainwashed droids willing to try.



It's not published by Nintendo so they are not setting the price, but apparently this is Nintendo's fault but it's OK for Microsoft and Sony to allow this on their platforms. Good argument there Bro.

fat-pudding

It's not published by Nintendo so they are not setting the price, but … It's not published by Nintendo so they are not setting the price, but apparently this is Nintendo's fault but it's OK for Microsoft and Sony to allow this on their platforms. Good argument there Bro.



Good argument there Bro?

Drop me out with the muggy septic patter please, you're from Milton Cambridge not Cambridge Massachusetts.

I've already said there's NO JUSTIFICATION for it being full price on any platform but seeing it was 'exclusively' on Nintendo's previous generation console it makes it an even bigger pxxx take for Switch owners, especially any of those backward enough to buy it again now.


Mccy_McFlinn

Seriously, re-read what you've written. I'm not disputing that Nintendo … Seriously, re-read what you've written. I'm not disputing that Nintendo fans can get rabid but this isn't the case here.



Isn't it?

Just look how the Cambs villager here decided to air brush my stating it's a liberty for all platforms to concentrate on defending the Mushroom Kingdom most valiantly (_;) as per usual.

My life, I own this game and really did enjoy it so I'm not out to attack it.....just pointing out the obvious which is that this should not be a full price title!

Don't Argos do £10 voucher if you spend over £100 also?

Chasloyal

Mankind Divided is going for 8 quids at 6 months old, this title is 4 … Mankind Divided is going for 8 quids at 6 months old, this title is 4 years old and was meant to be exclusively developed for the Wii U so can we put this in to perspective please.Only Nintendo can get a free pass to keep re-packaging antique titles from previous platforms and charging full whack for them on their latest hardware.It's a decent game yeah but it's a 10 quid game at best,



Don't let it worry you so much.

oOFincHyOo

Great bundle price! Heat!I really, really hope they do a £299 bundle when … Great bundle price! Heat!I really, really hope they do a £299 bundle when Mario Kart comes out at the end of the month...I might finally bite!


Why not order this bundle, then sell Lego City and use the money to buy Mario Kart? This is what I'm doing. Shouldn't cost much more than £300 altogether:)

alright, deals starting to happen. not for me but getting (very slightly) more reasonable.

biddilybah

Erm... what? X)Firstly, it isn't full price. Switch games have an rrp of … Erm... what? X)Firstly, it isn't full price. Switch games have an rrp of £60. This released at £40 with many places selling it at £35. Hell, I got it for £15 on PC. Secondly, this has absolutely no involvement from Nintendo, so not sure why you're taking a swipe at them there. It's a Warner Bros and Traveller's Tales game. Thirdly, just what has Deus Ex got to do with this, or any other game that has been cut in price? X)Only Nintendo can get away with this too? Really? Did you miss the Bulletstorm remaster released last Friday for £40 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One? How about God of War 4 releasing at the same price as this for PS4? How about The Last of Us? Gears of War on Xbox one? Somebody has been living under a rock it seems and thought this was only a Nintendo thing...



Yeah everyone out there is weighing on 60 quids for their Switch games, course.

Have you seen me defend 'remasters' on any other platform in the past then?

No you haven't, you'll have only seen me criticise them because as far as I'm concerned they're a blatant pxxx take.

But it's cool, just let your rabid Nintendo devotion get in the way of the facts because it's what you Nintendnuts do best.

Oh and aligning yourself to the master race for the purpose of your point don't disguise the fact you're still a blatant Nintendo fan.

Chasloyal

Good argument there Bro? Drop me out with the muggy septic patter please, … Good argument there Bro? Drop me out with the muggy septic patter please, you're from Milton Cambridge not Cambridge Massachusetts.I've already said there's NO JUSTIFICATION for it being full price on any platform but seeing it was 'exclusively' on Nintendo's previous generation console it makes it an even bigger pxxx take for Switch owners, especially any of those backward enough to buy it again now.Isn't it? Just look how the Cambs villager here decided to air brush my stating it's a liberty for all platforms to concentrate on defending the Mushroom Kingdom most valiantly (_;) as per usual.My life, I own this game and really did enjoy it so I'm not out to attack it.....just pointing out the obvious which is that this should not be a full price title!



It's not a full price title, though. And it still costs a company money to port the game to te other consoles and therefore should be looking to not just recoup those loses but actively make a profit.

Just because the game was on the Wii U makes no difference to the Switch version. There should not automatically be some form of discount as there was a cost to port the game to the new platform - the cost involved is not for you or me to speculate. If you own a Wii U then you can get the game for £12-£15 very easily. If you already own the game on the Wii U then you've no real reason to buy the game on Switch and if you do choose to buy it then there's no reason why you should be entitled to a discount.

Mccy_McFlinn

It's not a full price title, though. And it still costs a company money … It's not a full price title, though. And it still costs a company money to port the game to te other consoles and therefore should be looking to not just recoup those loses but actively make a profit.Just because the game was on the Wii U makes no difference to the Switch version. There should not automatically be some form of discount as there was a cost to port the game to the new platform - the cost involved is not for you or me to speculate. If you own a Wii U then you can get the game for £12-£15 very easily. If you already own the game on the Wii U then you've no real reason to buy the game on Switch and if you do choose to buy it then there's no reason why you should be entitled to a discount.



To be fair, porting doesn't cost much compared to full development. This should never have been full price on any platform. £25 tops. Same with that Bulletstorm remaster just released.

However, it's a lego game. It will drop in price fast. This deal is a great one when you're paying £20 for the game.

Its readily available here Argos Ebay without Lego game but £279.99 collect or £283.94 delivered.

ebay.co.uk/itm…702?hash=item4d5542eef6:g:diIAAOSwuxFY2vmb

biddilybah

To be fair, porting doesn't cost much compared to full development. This … To be fair, porting doesn't cost much compared to full development. This should never have been full price on any platform. £25 tops. Same with that Bulletstorm remaster just released. However, it's a lego game. It will drop in price fast. This deal is a great one when you're paying £20 for the game.



I agree with you to a degree but I don't think a company is out of order releasing a game at a healthy price when it comes to a new platform. Firstly, they'll soon reduce the price once the sales stop flowing in (if they ever start) and secondly, if the game in question was a console exclusive (as Lego City was) then the demand is potentially going to be much higher.

Bulletstorm is around £2-£5 on Xbox 360/PS3 second hand; plenty of people sitll have their 360s/PS3s so it makes no sense to charge too much for a remaster as people can just buy it on the old consoles for almost nothing. In this case it would be foolish to expect people to pay more than £20-£25 for a remaster. In the case of Lego City, people would have to buy a Wii U for (let's say for argument's sake) £150 then another £12-£15 on top of that. Not a great option, I'm sure you'll agree. This means that a little bit more money can be squeezed out of the consumer to play a once "rare" exclusive.

As you say, it will come down in price but I think that the price is valid for a larger company looking to exploit a profit from the conditions they find themselves in. We can all pretend that companies should be more generous with the gaming public but we all know that profit is the aim of the game and we can either pay the price or not. The fewer people that buy at the top price, the faster the price falls - and, in turn, means the next remaster/port gets launched at a lower price.

I think, from a business point of view, Warner Bros. have made the right decision with Lego City; time will tell, however.

Mccy_McFlinn

I agree with you to a degree but I don't think a company is out of order … I agree with you to a degree but I don't think a company is out of order releasing a game at a healthy price when it comes to a new platform. Firstly, they'll soon reduce the price once the sales stop flowing in (if they ever start) and secondly, if the game in question was a console exclusive (as Lego City was) then the demand is potentially going to be much higher.Bulletstorm is around £2-£5 on Xbox 360/PS3 second hand; plenty of people sitll have their 360s/PS3s so it makes no sense to charge too much for a remaster as people can just buy it on the old consoles for almost nothing. In this case it would be foolish to expect people to pay more than £20-£25 for a remaster. In the case of Lego City, people would have to buy a Wii U for (let's say for argument's sake) £150 then another £12-£15 on top of that. Not a great option, I'm sure you'll agree. This means that a little bit more money can be squeezed out of the consumer to play a once "rare" exclusive.As you say, it will come down in price but I think that the price is valid for a larger company looking to exploit a profit from the conditions they find themselves in. We can all pretend that companies should be more generous with the gaming public but we all know that profit is the aim of the game and we can either pay the price or not. The fewer people that buy at the top price, the faster the price falls - and, in turn, means the next remaster/port gets launched at a lower price.I think, from a business point of view, Warner Bros. have made the right decision with Lego City; time will tell, however.



From a business stand point, they may be hurting their company image by charging so much. It is a game that many have wanted on more platforms, however, it is an old game without all the risk and development costs involved.

I see your point about Bulletstorm, however, not everyone still has their 360/PS3 and even if it is cheap on PC, it's locked behind that awful GFWL. The developers never even went back to fix that on PC unlike others, and instead released a remaster at full price. It was never going to go down well. Especially with it being half arsed. PC users also get upgrades normally for a few quid due to the nature of the platform.

Remasters should only be full price when they're a collection to be honest. Like Uncharted and Assassin's Creed Ezio Collection (I didn't pay full price for this even). Lego City was great on Wii U (wouldn't want to play it on there again mind as it looks terrible now and those load times are shocking) and is full of content but I wouldn't pay full price for it. £15 was my biting point and CDkeys came through with the PC version.

Having said all that, the movie studios do it when a new format comes out so it's odd I'm against the game industry doing it to me. Such is life. X)

I'll just be over here with my popcorn, watching some fella have a breakdown over videogames.

biddilybah

From a business stand point, they may be hurting their company image by … From a business stand point, they may be hurting their company image by charging so much. It is a game that many have wanted on more platforms, however, it is an old game without all the risk and development costs involved. I see your point about Bulletstorm, however, not everyone still has their 360/PS3 and even if it is cheap on PC, it's locked behind that awful GFWL. The developers never even went back to fix that on PC unlike others, and instead released a remaster at full price. It was never going to go down well. Especially with it being half arsed. PC users also get upgrades normally for a few quid due to the nature of the platform. Remasters should only be full price when they're a collection to be honest. Like Uncharted and Assassin's Creed Ezio Collection (I didn't pay full price for this even). Lego City was great on Wii U (wouldn't want to play it on there again mind as it looks terrible now and those load times are shocking) and is full of content but I wouldn't pay full price for it. £15 was my biting point and CDkeys came through with the PC version.Having said all that, the movie studios do it when a new format comes out so it's odd I'm against the game industry doing it to me. Such is life. X)



I think when it comes to Lego games, Warner Bros. don't need to worry about their reputation as a good portion of their customers won't care about them as a company or won't be too active in seeking out gaming information. I agree that it doesn't look great to those of us that spend a good amount of time reading about games etc. but the number of kids that will want Lego City won't give a toss about the price or the route the game took to get to their PS4/Xbox One/PC/Switch. It's a relatively safe gamble from a business point of view as far as I can see.

I also think that this is the sort of game that requires a port after years of exclutivity. I'm a fan of exclusives to sell consoles and make a gaming library unique but now the Wii U is dead then I think it's great that the game sees a new lease of life.

I'd forgotten about the GFWL crap for Bulletstorm so a remaster is good from that point of view. I wasn't necessarily downplaying Bulletstorm Remastered right to exist because people may or may not have their old consoles on hand, it was more that the game is so cheap second hand because there is either little desire for it among the gaming community or because there are so many copies floating around. A remaster of a game that was vastly popular/commercially undesireable is a tricky proposition. You need to set the price low enough to tempt people to buy again but also high enough to make a profit. It's a tough sell. Lego City is at an advantage as it's relatively rare/expensive to get in it current form (assuming you don't own a Wii U, as many don't!) and carries a big brand name.

You're right, new formats don't hold movie prices at bay but people seem to be more accepting of it. If a game reaches a new platform and hasn't been superceded by a sequel or oversaturated on its original platform then I don't really consider that game to be "worth" less than it was when it first came out. Whether I'd pay full price for Lego City Undercover if I didn't already own it really comes down to how good the game is and how much fun I think I'd get out of it - the fact that it's 4-5 years old don't really factor into it for me.

Fanboys make me laugh... accuse anyone that says anything negative about "their" console of choice of being a fanboy... the irony.

Many of us own consoles by all the major console makers and don't have any loyalty....

Im genuinely please for anyone that think Nintendo have launched this console right..

Myself as someone very excited about the prospects of the switch - I have been left bitterly disappointed by its launch and support thus far.

I hope it in 6 months time I feel differently.

I love people that get high off their own superiority. Lol. This post deserves heat purely on the badass nerd comments.

I managed to preorder Mario Kart for £25 from Very (using a £20 off voucher). So that plus a Switch is £305

oOFincHyOo

Great bundle price! Heat!I really, really hope they do a £299 bundle when … Great bundle price! Heat!I really, really hope they do a £299 bundle when Mario Kart comes out at the end of the month...I might finally bite!


Chasloyal

Drop me out with the muggy septic patter please, you're from Milton … Drop me out with the muggy septic patter please, you're from Milton Cambridge not Cambridge Massachusetts.



Well, no I'm not from Milton Cambs, your detective skills are weak.

Chasloyal

Nice to see you are capable of conversing in the yokel English you were … Nice to see you are capable of conversing in the yokel English you were brought up on rather than that hybrid pseudo-American tongue you started to use earlier.



It was a comedic put down, sorry that you didn't understand pop culture references but I guess as you have shown on this thread you're the one showing a distinct lack of comprehension or understanding of language here on anything even as simple as a video game deal.

condracky

I'll just be over here with my popcorn, watching some fella have a … I'll just be over here with my popcorn, watching some fella have a breakdown over videogames.


Switch console and games posts can be 'entertaining'. Don't know about PS4 or Xbox One deal threads as I'm not that interested in getting one (except at Amazon Warehouse prices of 2016) so not going to waste my time there.

Heat op, good deal as it puts lego at £20, and that is probably its true worth really.

Am i the only one who thinks the Switch is massively overpriced? Given that it is basically a tablet with no apps?

fat-pudding

Well, no I'm not from Milton Cambs, your detective skills are weak. It … Well, no I'm not from Milton Cambs, your detective skills are weak. It was a comedic put down, sorry that you didn't understand pop culture references but I guess as you have shown on this thread you're the one showing a distinct lack of comprehension or understanding of language here on anything even as simple as a video game deal.



Sorry but I've been in way too much trouble over the years to be old bill so I'm hardly 'detective' material. Ok you're not from Cambridge, just put Cambridge as your location because you have a fascination for helmet headed push bike riders I assume?

Nowt wrong with pop culture when it has British origins but it's rather feeble when wannabe Uncle Sam lines get lobbed in there as far as I'm concerned.

Forgive me for identifying with British English rather than American English, if I wanted to live in the land of Bill 'I did not have sexual relations with that woman' Clinton and Anita 'death to all men' Sarkeesian I would have moved there years ago. Believe it or not I am more than happy residing next to thousands of hectares of insignificant farmland belonging to Sir James Dyson in middle England so I speak the native lingo (_;)


biddilybah

I have absolutely no idea what you are referring to with Noah or the 82 … I have absolutely no idea what you are referring to with Noah or the 82 year old terminally ill parents comment. If that happened then that is truly despicable.However, you are massively barking up the wrong tree by assuming myself and others are "Rabid Nintendo fans" because we point out your swing at Nintendo from your very first comment. I haven't even bought Zelda because I think they're crap games. I won't buy a Switch yet because I already own Mario Kart 8. This is a great price currently though and my opinion on Switch not being good value for money yet (for me personally before I get attacked ) doesn't change that. I actually agreed with you that Lego City shouldn't be near full price on any console. I just did it without the baiting and trolling towards Nintendo fans and Switch/Lego City owners.



Fair enough I stand corrected and take back my rather ill judged snipe at you from earlier but I don't take back my baiting of Nintenuts, Xbots or Sony ponies because if you're that lala you proclaim unconditional devotion to a specific multi national power house that manufactures games consoles you deserve some bunny about it.

There's a certain Xbox devotee on here I regularly pull up for his comical Microsoft love and there's a ridiculous pony from over Reading way who loves Sony more than I love my missus.

That said though, yes I do feel a very sizable section of Nintendo fans are even more off quay than those of the other two platforms granted and rather than prove me wrong they just keep emphasising my observations all the more.....that's their problem, not mine.

Edit: I meant to say it's the same old Nintendo loyalist names that like any comment having a go back at me every single time, they are indeed very special snowflakes who can not handle even the slightest criticism of their beloved Italian plumber and his Mushroom Kingdom
Edited by: "Chasloyal" 11th Apr

Chasloyal

Mankind Divided is going for 8 quids at 6 months old, this title is 4 … Mankind Divided is going for 8 quids at 6 months old, this title is 4 years old and was meant to be exclusively developed for the Wii U so can we put this in to perspective please.Only Nintendo can get a free pass to keep re-packaging antique titles from previous platforms and charging full whack for them on their latest hardware.It's a decent game yeah but it's a 10 quid game at best,



You realise Nintendo is not the publisher for the Switch version, right? So they have not set the price...

hot in terms of deal, however totally not worth purchasing one at the moment, need to see what else they release.

Feisty lot on here today *whistles* *rolls eyes*

gizmo2501

You realise Nintendo is not the publisher for the Switch version, right? … You realise Nintendo is not the publisher for the Switch version, right? So they have not set the price...



I think he must have missed this vital piece of information. I can't even fathom the argument if he hasn't.

I only came here for the "40 Comments"

I'm not leaving disappointed.

Thanks for the laugh's X)

djaydearz

hot in terms of deal, however totally not worth purchasing one at the … hot in terms of deal, however totally not worth purchasing one at the moment, need to see what else they release.



What games would you like to see?

Isn't it always the same with Nintendo, a Mario on launch, a zelda, a new Mario kart but this time it was an old Mario kart, a smash bros 2 years after console launch. Some animal kingdom game and Pokemon.

Nintendo should start making grown-up games too. I'm not a fan of cod etc, but a game of that sort or every sort that you get on ps4/xbone. If 3rd party aren't interested, Nintendo should do it.

I've got a feeling I'll be playing Mario kart for a few years maybe Fifa if it's not a pathetic legacy edition. But it's something to do on your journeys.
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