Nintendo Switch + Legend of Zelda bundle pre-order £319.98 - at Game
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Nintendo Switch + Legend of Zelda bundle pre-order £319.98 - at Game

£319.98
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Found 21st JanMade hot 21st Jan
just seen this online and they are still selling pre orders for day one.

also GAME do not take payment up front.

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Voting hot. Pretty much RRP but stock seems scarce for day one.

Original Poster

parasitemol

Voting hot. Pretty much RRP but stock seems scarce for day one.



​thanks . yeah GAME keep changing the red/blue switch stock but this is solid for day one. it's not RRP though , its a saving of £10 bundled.

Considering it has been sold out for a while where did Game magic this stock from?

LiamSmith78

​thanks . yeah GAME keep changing the red/blue switch stock but this i … ​thanks . yeah GAME keep changing the red/blue switch stock but this is solid for day one. it's not RRP though , its a saving of £10 bundled.



It's a step in the right direction but if you preordered elsewhere then you could buy the two seperately for the same price.

powerbrick

Considering it has been sold out for a while where did Game magic this … Considering it has been sold out for a while where did Game magic this stock from?


Probably people dropping pre orders

powerbrick

Considering it has been sold out for a while where did Game magic this … Considering it has been sold out for a while where did Game magic this stock from?



because easily 50% of pre orders will be people pre-ordering just in case they want it, and scalpers hoping for another wii scenario, and now those orders will start to get cancelled as people change their mind

Any red and blue with zelda

LiamSmith78

they are still selling pre orders for day one.



No,
http://www.game.co.uk/en/nintendo-switch-neon-red-neon-blue-with-the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-1798380

GAME

Please Note: We have reached our initial allocation of this product, but … Please Note: We have reached our initial allocation of this product, but we are working with Nintendo to bring in more stock for launch day. Pre-order now to ensure you'll get your Nintendo Switch as soon as it becomes available.



Edited by: "charlie12" 21st Jan

got £60 worth of rewardspoints.....hmm tempting

Aeschylus

because easily 50% of pre orders will be people pre-ordering just in case … because easily 50% of pre orders will be people pre-ordering just in case they want it, and scalpers hoping for another wii scenario, and now those orders will start to get cancelled as people change their mind


Gotcha, why do Nintendo continually short stock, looking at you Mini NES and various Amiibo's.

Last time I added up £279.99 + £59.99 that came to £339.98 so that's a saving of £20 not sure where the LiamSmith78 few posts above went to school.

Original Poster

LiamSmith78

they are still selling pre orders for day one.

GAME

Please Note: We have reached our initial allocation of this product, but … Please Note: We have reached our initial allocation of this product, but we are working with Nintendo to bring in more stock for launch day. Pre-order now to ensure you'll get your Nintendo Switch as soon as it becomes available.



what are you on about? i did not post a deal or even say the red/are available

my deal is for the grey:
game.co.uk/en/…373

Big Nintendo fan here but this console is far too overpriced for what it is. £120 more then an Xbox one S? I know it's a different market but I think handhelds have had their day as people expect console like quality. The market I would have gone for is playing last gen or 2 gens behind titles BUT without the stupid prices. Either a £30-40 a year subscription model or like £5 per game. Same issue I had with the vita. I'd be happy playing PS One titles at that price but not at £15-20 like some of them will be for this console.

This or keep my base pre order for a little more? Which would be better as I don't usually pre order anything?

And before people say I'm wrong look at the NES classic...nailed it! Roll of SNES and N64 classics...I cracked out my N64 and gamecube the other day (although it was great could play gamecube on Wii) meantime...time to get retro pi installed I think...

LiamSmith78

what are you on about? i did not post a deal or even say the red/are … what are you on about? i did not post a deal or even say the red/are available :/my deal is for the grey:http://www.game.co.uk/en/nintendo-switch-grey-with-the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-1798373



The grey description on the full site says this
"At this time we have not received official confirmation of stock allocation, nor of the availability of stand-alone consoles versus console bundles. Until we have our allocation confirmed by Nintendo we cannot guarantee that every order will be fulfilled for launch, nor whether we will be able to offer you a stand-alone console or bundle. We will contact you in the event that you need to choose whether you wish to receive a bundled console."

I wouldn't be too confident about it being launch stock to be honest.

1.1% quidco cash back as well

catbeans

This or keep my base pre order for a little more? Which would be better … This or keep my base pre order for a little more? Which would be better as I don't usually pre order anything?



If your base preorder is guaranteed for launch, keep it. These aren't guaranteed according to the website.
Edited by: "Biddy2" 21st Jan

cantonbean

Big Nintendo fan here but this console is far too overpriced for what it … Big Nintendo fan here but this console is far too overpriced for what it is. £120 more then an Xbox one S? I know it's a different market but I think handhelds have had their day as people expect console like quality. The market I would have gone for is playing last gen or 2 gens behind titles BUT without the stupid prices. Either a £30-40 a year subscription model or like £5 per game. Same issue I had with the vita. I'd be happy playing PS One titles at that price but not at £15-20 like some of them will be for this console.



​You do realise it's not a handheld don't you..

biddilybah

If your base preorder is guananteed for launch, keep it. These aren't … If your base preorder is guananteed for launch, keep it. These aren't guaranteed according to the website.



Thanks!

msiddiq1989

1.1% quidco cash back as well


1.15% with TopCashBack just another option to get around £3.20 cash back.

I originally pre ordered then realised I've around 7 games in my Wii U backlog and more than that in my 3DS one so cancelled. I'll definitely get one when Mario Odyssey arrives. Seems weird. Never missed a Nintendo device at launch, but the switch hasn't enough compelling games day one

Mightyjinjo

​You do realise it's not a handheld don't you..



I know exactly what it is...it is a poor console and handheld....

cantonbean

Big Nintendo fan here but this console is far too overpriced for what it … Big Nintendo fan here but this console is far too overpriced for what it is. £120 more then an Xbox one S? I know it's a different market but I think handhelds have had their day as people expect console like quality. The market I would have gone for is playing last gen or 2 gens behind titles BUT without the stupid prices. Either a £30-40 a year subscription model or like £5 per game. Same issue I had with the vita. I'd be happy playing PS One titles at that price but not at £15-20 like some of them will be for this console.



The Wii and WiiU were both overpriced, Nintendo doesn't sell the numbers to have a low price point. Sony traditionally makes a loss on the PlayStation console at release with the goal to make the money back in game sales and sub's. The Playstaon and Xbox are cheap because they have been oy forever and so manufacturing and design costs dont need to be recovered, they also have huge user bases in the west.

All the most popular PS1, PS2, GameCube and Xbox original games have drifted over into retro now so all the best titles are 15 to atleast 30 pound for physical copies.

Bahahaha this console will flop

cantonbean

I know exactly what it is...it is a poor console and handheld....



​then why are you nothing to post on something your not interested in buying?

LiamSmith78

what are you on about? i did not post a deal or even say the red/are … what are you on about? i did not post a deal or even say the red/are available :/my deal is for the grey



Incorrect link but my point still stands:

LiamSmith78

they are still selling pre orders for day one.



No,

https://www.game.co.uk/en/nintendo-switch-grey-1712275

GAME

At this time we have not received official confirmation of stock … At this time we have not received official confirmation of stock allocation, nor of the availability of stand-alone consoles versus console bundles. Until we have our allocation confirmed by Nintendo we cannot guarantee that every order will be fulfilled for launch, nor whether we will be able to offer you a stand-alone console or bundle. We will contact you in the event that you need to choose whether you wish to receive a bundled console.

powerbrick

Gotcha, why do Nintendo continually short stock, looking at you Mini NES … Gotcha, why do Nintendo continually short stock, looking at you Mini NES and various Amiibo's.



Because they like to create artificial high demand for their products and it's a sure fire way of maintaining interest and customer desire for a much longer period than if they simply dumped a lot of stock on the market on day one.

If there is only a small allocation of Switch or NES mini for the launch, they are guaranteed to sell out regardless of what the average consumer thinks of it as the die hard fans alone will eat up all the stock and be hungry for more. So it is guaranted to sell out simply because there are far fewer consoles than people who want one. It selling out doesn’t necessarily mean the console is a huge success in reality but it looks VERY good if it does. Nintendo know that selling out makes it look like the system was successful and they can see “gee see how amazing our console is its all sold out and we can’t ship them fast enough” Of course a company Nintendo’s size could easily make far more of the product, especially a simple product like the NES mini that is just a Nintendo approved emulator and a few roms in a little box but they choose not to, instead drip feeding a few units here and there so it will always sell out instantly and look like a massive success.

While overloading the market like Atari did in the early 80s is a bad practice too, Nintendo definitely take it to the other extreme. Personally, I think being stingy with the stock is a very bad practice and hurts the long-time Nintendo fans who will go to auction sites and third party sellers for the system often paying over twice rrp….

Edited by: "ST3123" 21st Jan

Original Poster

biddilybah

The grey description on the full site says this"At this time we have not … The grey description on the full site says this"At this time we have not received official confirmation of stock allocation, nor of the availability of stand-alone consoles versus console bundles. Until we have our allocation confirmed by Nintendo we cannot guarantee that every order will be fulfilled for launch, nor whether we will be able to offer you a stand-alone console or bundle. We will contact you in the event that you need to choose whether you wish to receive a bundled console."I wouldn't be too confident about it being launch stock to be honest.



​thats strange. didnt say that on mine just when double checking not long ago. maybe they are fluctuating stock and cancellations

Typical game
Won't let people buy console on own as "sold out" but force to buy bundles.
Their behaviour was a disgrace on the psvr, charging £480 with bundles naff games.

Not voted either way - this isnt a bad price

Ive pre ordered neo one from game and zelda from amazon yesterday using code plus i have prime so got another £2 off so mine woorked out cheaper.

thedvdmonster

Typical gameWon't let people buy console on own as "sold out" but force … Typical gameWon't let people buy console on own as "sold out" but force to buy bundles. Their behaviour was a disgrace on the psvr, charging £480 with bundles naff games.



Please Note: We have reached our initial allocation of this product, but we are working with Nintendo to bring in more stock for launch day. Pre-order now to ensure you'll get your Nintendo Switch as soon as it becomes available.

LiamSmith78

​thats strange. didnt say that on mine just when double checking not long … ​thats strange. didnt say that on mine just when double checking not long ago. maybe they are fluctuating stock and cancellations



That's Game for you I guess. Still a good deal mind as there is a saving against buying elsewhere.

Mightyjinjo

​You do realise it's not a handheld don't you..



lol exactly

Anchico

lol exactly



​if it marketed as a console the price is even harder to swallow for the specs that is but its about software from Nintendo and thier lacking on release for that best to wait for some decent games and better deals £280+ your better with xbox or ps4

Anchico

lol exactly


Although there is this :- By simply lifting the Nintendo Switch console from the dock, it will instantly transition to handheld mode

RedRain

​if it marketed as a console the price is even harder to swallow for the s … ​if it marketed as a console the price is even harder to swallow for the specs that is but its about software from Nintendo and thier lacking on release for that best to wait for some decent games and better deals £280+ your better with xbox or ps4



I have an Xbox one and PS4 but the first party titles have nothing on Nintendo imho. If Zelda on its own was literally the only launch title it would be enough to keep you going for a long time

disgraceUK

Although there is this :- By simply lifting the Nintendo Switch console … Although there is this :- By simply lifting the Nintendo Switch console from the dock, it will instantly transition to handheld mode



It's not at it's core a handheld console though really. The battery life is 2.5 hours on high performing games which suggests this is just an additional feature.

I have one preordered in store for the midnight launch. Hoping they do some kind of bundle on the night, even if it's only a few quid off. After getting 1-2 switch with it since I have the Limited edition Zelda ordered elsewhere.

Great price deal but nintendo have go their pricing structure wrong on this one, I'd say £100 rrp over priced.
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