Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Neon Blue) - £259.99 - Amazon
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Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Neon Blue) - £259.99 - Amazon

£259.99Amazon Deals
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Found 29th Aug 2017
Amazon are now taking orders for a September 4 dispatch.


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The Blurb:

Ever given up on a game because you didn’t have enough time to play? The Nintendo Switch system can transform to suit your situation, so you can play the games you want, no matter how busy life may be. It’s an era where you don’t have to adjust your lifestyle to play games - instead, your console adjusts to fit around your lifestyle. Enjoy games anytime, anywhere, with anyone, with flexible and free play modes.

  • Switch and play: Anytime, anywhere, with anyone
  • Three play modes: TV mode, tabletop mode and handheld mode
  • Share the fun with Joy-Con - attach the two Joy-Con to the Joy-Con grip, it will work like a traditional controller and without the grip they work as two individual, fully-functioning controllers
  • Local and online multiplayer: Link up to eight consoles for multiplayer; online play with friends far away and players around the world
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Meh, still £60 too much considering the hardware specification IMHO. Of course Nintendo fans don't consider the specification at all hence why it's doing so well that and artificial stock shortages.

I'm sure it will have great first party exclusive games and all like every Nintendo console ever does but I still think it costs too much for the performance offers, plus the price premium of the games really takes the pee. Sadly Nintendo is the Apple of gaming where everything they release is adored and snapped up at any price whether its worthy of that adoration or not....
daBluone18 m ago

Such a pointless comparison, can you play new nintendo games on the K1? …Such a pointless comparison, can you play new nintendo games on the K1? Does the nintendo switch sell out as soon as stock arrives? The market has spoken. Also it's not cheap to develop and market a new product so Nintendo have priced this well for the business model their chasing.


It's out of stock because Nintendo are deliberately restricting supply to avoid a Wii U scenario. It's hardly a pointless comparison, the Switch is absolutely a glorified tablet, it uses a tablet chipset.

There's no debating the quality of Nintendo's software, but their approach to hardware is extremely disappointing in my opinion. £60 for a controller? £90 for a replacement dock? Shows what they think of their customers!
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doesn't look like they are, it says "Note: This item is only available from third-party sellers"
Good price. Now if they would just sell the SNES 3DS XL...
johnthehuman6 m ago

doesn't look like they are, it says "Note: This item is only available …doesn't look like they are, it says "Note: This item is only available from third-party sellers"


Wow. That didn't last very long...
phatdaveuk14 m ago

Good price. Now if they would just sell the SNES 3DS XL...


That's what I'm waiting and saving my code for lol
johnthehuman19 m ago

doesn't look like they are, it says "Note: This item is only available …doesn't look like they are, it says "Note: This item is only available from third-party sellers"


Few more in stock.
Ah yep, it's back up!

I'd imagine they'll be going through stock pretty quickly today.
Omg so tempting!
Hiltron0932 m ago

That's what I'm waiting and saving my code for lol

Seems unlikely that they will stock it. Already sold out on nintendo store.
I'm bored of mine already tbh.

Can't wait for Mario...
Sooo tempted, damn you hotukdeals
Anyone know how long these Amazon codes last?
adamsafu48 s ago

Anyone know how long these Amazon codes last?



From 12:01pm on Friday 25th Aug 2017, when you spend £150 on qualifying items and add the voucher code to your basket you will get £20 off (the "Offer"). This offer ends at 23:59 on Sunday 3rd Sep 2017.
Do you reckon there is a chance you will be able to buy it for this price when Mario comes out?
enjirube19 m ago

Seems unlikely that they will stock it. Already sold out on nintendo …Seems unlikely that they will stock it. Already sold out on nintendo store.


Crazy that Smyths got them but Amazon won't. Might ask the question.
Meh, still £60 too much considering the hardware specification IMHO. Of course Nintendo fans don't consider the specification at all hence why it's doing so well that and artificial stock shortages.

I'm sure it will have great first party exclusive games and all like every Nintendo console ever does but I still think it costs too much for the performance offers, plus the price premium of the games really takes the pee. Sadly Nintendo is the Apple of gaming where everything they release is adored and snapped up at any price whether its worthy of that adoration or not....
It's still available for me. September 11th though
ST312330 m ago

Meh, still £60 too much considering the hardware specification IMHO. Of …Meh, still £60 too much considering the hardware specification IMHO. Of course Nintendo fans don't consider the specification at all hence why it's doing so well that and artificial stock shortages. I'm sure it will have great first party exclusive games and all like every Nintendo console ever does but I still think it costs too much for the performance offers, plus the price premium of the games really takes the pee. Sadly Nintendo is the Apple of gaming where everything they release is adored and snapped up at any price whether its worthy of that adoration or not....


What hardware specification are you talking about?

GPU power? CPU cores? Memory?

All irrelevant, when you consider how fun and accessible the games are.
ST312351 m ago

Meh, still £60 too much considering the hardware specification IMHO. Of …Meh, still £60 too much considering the hardware specification IMHO. Of course Nintendo fans don't consider the specification at all hence why it's doing so well that and artificial stock shortages. I'm sure it will have great first party exclusive games and all like every Nintendo console ever does but I still think it costs too much for the performance offers, plus the price premium of the games really takes the pee. Sadly Nintendo is the Apple of gaming where everything they release is adored and snapped up at any price whether its worthy of that adoration or not....


Totally agree. It's effectively in line with a two year old tablet - the hardware doesn't justify the price tag.

Edit: And that's ignoring how astonishingly overpriced the accessories are!
Edited by: "thelagmonster" 29th Aug 2017
johnthehuman20 m ago

What hardware specification are you talking about? GPU power? CPU cores? …What hardware specification are you talking about? GPU power? CPU cores? Memory? All irrelevant, when you consider how fun and accessible the games are.


He has a point, there is generally a widely recognised 'Nintendo Tax' where everything they sell inlcuding games for example costing £10 more than usual. End of the day it's supply vs demand, if people buy it and enjoy it Nintendo are gonna charge the most they can get for it. Considering they pretty much have a monopoly on handheld now they can pretty much do what they want. Some competition would be healthy but with Sony pretty much giving in on handheld gaming I think the swtich is the only way to go really.
Appears this is epxired now? Can't see Amazon under sellers and cheapeat other price is £329
They're not really charging that much to be honest.

It's got better tech inside than an nVidia shield, which costs £180. Plus you get two motion controllers (which cost >£60 on their own) and a dock.

The PS3 cost nearly £500 when it came out, and had significantly less tech than the Switch.

New Mario is up for around £42 at the moment, same as, if not cheaper than, new CoD, Destiny etc.
Nintendo products hold their value well, which some people mistake for meaning they're expensive.
johnthehuman4 m ago

Nintendo products hold their value well, which some people mistake for …Nintendo products hold their value well, which some people mistake for meaning they're expensive.


A car that costs £50,000 is still an expensive car when compared to one that costs £15,000 regardless of whether or not it holds its value or not. The rest of your comment I don't disagree with and there are some good games for the switch.
Edited by: "petermcgregor14" 29th Aug 2017
johnthehuman3 m ago

They're not really charging that much to be honest. It's got better tech …They're not really charging that much to be honest. It's got better tech inside than an nVidia shield, which costs £180. Plus you get two motion controllers (which cost >£60 on their own) and a dock. The PS3 cost nearly £500 when it came out, and had significantly less tech than the Switch. New Mario is up for around £42 at the moment, same as, if not cheaper than, new CoD, Destiny etc. Nintendo products hold their value well, which some people mistake for meaning they're expensive.


PS3 was pretty darn powerful when it was released - which was over 10 years ago! I don't think the Switch is that badly priced, but what a bizarre comparison.
It cost £500
diazepam3 m ago

PS3 was pretty darn powerful when it was released - which was over 10 …PS3 was pretty darn powerful when it was released - which was over 10 years ago! I don't think the Switch is that badly priced, but what a bizarre comparison.


How is it bizarre? It's a console, which cost £500 at launch. The tech wasn't mind-blowing, and was pretty odd architecture which was difficult to code for.

The Switch is £280 at launch, and is both a full home console and a full portable handheld console. Not sure why anyone would think it's expensive.
petermcgregor145 m ago

A car that costs £50,000 is still an expensive car when compared to one …A car that costs £50,000 is still an expensive car when compared to one that costs £15,000 regardless of whether or not it holds its value or not. The rest of your comment I don't disagree with and there are some good games for the switch.


What I mean is, you'll see most PS4 games for £20 a few weeks after launch, whereas Mario will still be £40 next year - so Nintendo 'seems' expensive to most people - "oh that old game is still £40, wth Nintendo what a rip!"
johnthehuman7 m ago

It cost £500 How is it bizarre? It's a console, which cost £500 at launch. …It cost £500 How is it bizarre? It's a console, which cost £500 at launch. The tech wasn't mind-blowing, and was pretty odd architecture which was difficult to code for. The Switch is £280 at launch, and is both a full home console and a full portable handheld console. Not sure why anyone would think it's expensive.


Because it's barely better than a K1, but £100 more. The fact that you're comparing the Switch to a 2006 console speaks volumes about how overpriced the hardware is in 2017.
£280 for the Switch is not a high price. Comparing it to a tablet is a wrong comparison. A standard tablet or even none standard one just plays run of the mill mobile games which are mostly free and or crap. Even the ones you pay for can not compare to most console games. This is both a home console and a portbale gaming machine which can not be said for any its competitors. PS4 when it came out was £400 this is coming in at £120 less.
thelagmonster2 h, 10 m ago

Because it's barely better than a K1, but £100 more. The fact that you're …Because it's barely better than a K1, but £100 more. The fact that you're comparing the Switch to a 2006 console speaks volumes about how overpriced the hardware is in 2017.


Such a pointless comparison, can you play new nintendo games on the K1? Does the nintendo switch sell out as soon as stock arrives? The market has spoken. Also it's not cheap to develop and market a new product so Nintendo have priced this well for the business model their chasing.
daBluone18 m ago

Such a pointless comparison, can you play new nintendo games on the K1? …Such a pointless comparison, can you play new nintendo games on the K1? Does the nintendo switch sell out as soon as stock arrives? The market has spoken. Also it's not cheap to develop and market a new product so Nintendo have priced this well for the business model their chasing.


It's out of stock because Nintendo are deliberately restricting supply to avoid a Wii U scenario. It's hardly a pointless comparison, the Switch is absolutely a glorified tablet, it uses a tablet chipset.

There's no debating the quality of Nintendo's software, but their approach to hardware is extremely disappointing in my opinion. £60 for a controller? £90 for a replacement dock? Shows what they think of their customers!
CaptainSocks5 h, 25 m ago

I'm bored of mine already tbh. Can't wait for Mario...

It's why I'm put off buying one this year. Am tempted to hold out till end of year 2 just yo have a larger library to pick from. Currently not many games there I'm interested in.
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Agree I'm half tempted. But game library at present is pretty poor. Also the social software is terrible still using friend codes etc. There is also a lack of an Internet browser and why don't they incorporate some ability to play video streaming services like Netflix or be able to play and record your own videos would be nice. This would at least give the tablet some use until more releases come out.
Edited by: "petermcgregor14" 29th Aug 2017
thelagmonster4 h, 53 m ago

Because it's barely better than a K1, but £100 more. The fact that you're …Because it's barely better than a K1, but £100 more. The fact that you're comparing the Switch to a 2006 console speaks volumes about how overpriced the hardware is in 2017.

And Sony lost money making the Ps3 back then because of the blu ray drive
ST31236 h, 16 m ago

Meh, still £60 too much considering the hardware specification IMHO. Of …Meh, still £60 too much considering the hardware specification IMHO. Of course Nintendo fans don't consider the specification at all hence why it's doing so well that and artificial stock shortages. I'm sure it will have great first party exclusive games and all like every Nintendo console ever does but I still think it costs too much for the performance offers, plus the price premium of the games really takes the pee. Sadly Nintendo is the Apple of gaming where everything they release is adored and snapped up at any price whether its worthy of that adoration or not....


begrudgingly i voted hot as this is a "deal" for a switch, but I couldn't agree more ! I like the concept of the switch, but it currently costs a lot more than a PS4 or a XBOX and is limited to its overpriced recycled first party titles ( a bid some good ones in the mix ). I feel for game diversity / choice PS4, XBOX or PC is the way to go.
Edited by: "Bikerdanny" 29th Aug 2017
There's plenty of articles to be found online regarding Nintendo Switch supply chain issues, with the global shortage of batteries and flash memory causing the most headaches. Nintendo had only planned to sell 10m units which would have been agreed with their supply chain. It's likely (if they can get the parts) they are going to sell 18m units in the first year. So they're hardly restricting supply.
And....it's back in stock now !!!
Yes!!! Thanks op managed to snag one. I've no idea why but I'm excited now!!
Cracking price for a great bit of kit. I've already wasted 500+ hours on mine so worth every penny.

The portability and how quick it takes to jump into a game (literally seconds) make it such a godsend when you have a few minutes to kill.

Dunno why people keep going on about game shortage, loads of decent games on the eshop now.
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I'm a little put off by Amazon's automatic enrolment to "NMPR and Check-Mend".

Am I correct in thinking it may make it difficult for me to sell/trade it on when the time comes, like at CeX? Would I need to get it deregistered first, so they can sell it onwards again?

Interested if anyone has any experience on this. Ta!
Hiltron0912 h, 41 m ago

That's what I'm waiting and saving my code for lol

What's that I dnt even know
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