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Found 28th Feb 2017
Anybody who's pre-ordered a Switch or thinking towards picking one up sans pre-order come launch, what's the plan?

I've a Neon Switch pre-ordered via Smyths, just the console, no games. I pre-ordered Zelda (WiiU version) via Amazon sometime back but as the Switch launch nears I'm closer to thinking I may pick up the Switch version on the basis a Eurogamer DF face-off favours the latter version.
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Grab Zelda and Snipperclips!
I think Ninty have gimped the Wii U version so you are best off with the Switch.
I've got the grey version preorder with Amazon. Also got Zelda and the Hori case on order with Amazon. All being delivered on Friday.
I've also preordered the neon version at smyths. will decide after seeing the grey version whether to pick up the neon or leave the preorder at smyths as they don't charge until collected.
Just buy a neon joy con, aren't they sold separately?

In any case I'd much rather have the grey, the neon colours don't go particularly well with the black I feel.
I've got the neon coming Saturday 4th through Amazon as wasn't prime on that account... (But got £10 off with code). Got the Special edition BOTW coming Friday 3rd as that account is prime....

.... Unfortunately I'm working all weekend but have Friday off. So I can only open BOTW and look at the statue lol.
Edited by: "JohnnyRoller" 28th Feb 2017
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I think Ninty have gimped the Wii U version so you are best off with the … I think Ninty have gimped the Wii U version so you are best off with the Switch.



Source? Otherwise nonsense.
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StolenDiagram

Just buy a neon joy con, aren't they sold separately?In any case I'd much … Just buy a neon joy con, aren't they sold separately?In any case I'd much rather have the grey, the neon colours don't go particularly well with the black I feel.



I've not seen said Switch firsthand, but from the pics, I believe the Neon to look quite chic imo. I'll hopefully know if this was right come Friday.
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JohnnyRoller

I've got the neon coming Saturday 4th through Amazon as wasn't prime on … I've got the neon coming Saturday 4th through Amazon as wasn't prime on that account... (But got £10 off with code). Got the Special edition BOTW coming Friday 3rd as that account is prime........ Unfortunately I'm working all weekend but have Friday off. So I can only open BOTW and look at the statue lol.



Embargo's for Zelda tomorrow or Thursday or both do you know?
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​https://www.google.co.uk/amp/venturebeat.com/2016/06/16/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-win-proves-that-nintendo-is-over-the-whole-dual-screens-thing/amp/


lAzy LINK
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Moonwolf1976

lAzy LINK



An 'article' from June 2016 which uses NX instead of Switch which deals only in speculation and opinion...this is exhibit A? Haha.
pazuzu17

An 'article' from June 2016 which uses NX instead of Switch which deals … An 'article' from June 2016 which uses NX instead of Switch which deals only in speculation and opinion...this is exhibit A? Haha.



Zelda on WiiU looks great but Nintendo did "sabotage" the wiiu version to ensure its not better than the switch version. Its outdated but its fact that WiiU version does not use the gamepad at all, there is no excuse for it espcially for a long development Wiiu game . Nintendo say they want the "same experience" on both console.In another word the switch cant have it, so we cut it out of the WiiU.
sion22

Zelda on WiiU looks great but Nintendo did "sabotage" the wiiu version to … Zelda on WiiU looks great but Nintendo did "sabotage" the wiiu version to ensure its not better than the switch version. Its outdated but its fact that WiiU version does not use the gamepad at all, there is no excuse for it espcially for a long development Wiiu game . Nintendo say they want the "same experience" on both console.In another word the switch cant have it, so we cut it out of the WiiU.



I only bought a Wii U because of this game, wouldn't have bothered if I'd know it wouldn't come out until end of life. Granted I enjoyed a few other games along the way, but not enough to justify buying a console.

The fact they have intentionally reduced the quality of this on the wii u due to the switch is just another slap in the face.

The switch is the first time I've actually hoped Nintendo fail, they deserve it..

Rant over lol
Edited by: "delusion" 1st Mar 2017
delusion

I only bought a Wii U because of this game, wouldn't have bothered if I'd … I only bought a Wii U because of this game, wouldn't have bothered if I'd know it wouldn't come out until end of life. Granted I enjoyed a few other games along the way, but not enough to justify buying a console. The fact they have intentionally reduced the quality of this on the wii u due to the switch is just another slap in the face. The switch is the first time I've actually hoped Nintendo fail, they deserve it.. Rant over lol




Yeah pretty much in the same situation. but at-least now i wont have to get a switch since Zelda is out already.
i wont get a switch until Nintendo prove themselves again as the last two console is a disappointment for me.
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People arguing being unhappy at Nintendo due to the belief the WiiU version of Zelda has been compromised...WTF!? We have one review of said game already via Edge Magazine who scored it a 10, going on to say Ocarina may have to take 2nd place after playing this game.

Ok, so some Gamepad features and perhaps more were potentially cut, BUT, if every console (WiiU in this case) could go out on such a high, and people still gripe.
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sion22

Yeah pretty much in the same situation. but at-least now i wont have to … Yeah pretty much in the same situation. but at-least now i wont have to get a switch since Zelda is out already. i wont get a switch until Nintendo prove themselves again as the last two console is a disappointment for me.



I'm sorry, but what exactly disappointed you regarding Wii and WiiU respectively?
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sion22

Zelda on WiiU looks great but Nintendo did "sabotage" the wiiu version to … Zelda on WiiU looks great but Nintendo did "sabotage" the wiiu version to ensure its not better than the switch version. Its outdated but its fact that WiiU version does not use the gamepad at all, there is no excuse for it espcially for a long development Wiiu game . Nintendo say they want the "same experience" on both console.In another word the switch cant have it, so we cut it out of the WiiU.



No. Rather it's called compromising.
I have the switch pre ordered at Amazon but just realised John Lewis is taking orders tonight for collection from Waitrose launch day with 2 years warranty. Wondering if John Lewis are ok at launch promises and how late I can cancel my Amazon order if I manage to get one.
pazuzu17

People arguing being unhappy at Nintendo due to the belief the WiiU … People arguing being unhappy at Nintendo due to the belief the WiiU version of Zelda has been compromised...WTF!? We have one review of said game already via Edge Magazine who scored it a 10, going on to say Ocarina may have to take 2nd place after playing this game.Ok, so some Gamepad features and perhaps more were potentially cut, BUT, if every console (WiiU in this case) could go out on such a high, and people still gripe.



Because if I knew then what I do now I could have just stuck with the wii and skipped the wii u completely, then purchased the switch if I wanted to get my zelda fix.

This new zelda has been teased pretty much through the entirety of Wii U's lifespan and was the main reason I purchased one.

It's great it doesn't bother you but I don't think they did themselves justice at all and its a shame. You can't honestly expect others not to be annoyed with what Nintendo have done lately.

Incidentally I saw the switch Nintendo advert for the first time (the one with 1-2 switch), and it was cringeworthy.. Lol.

I guess I've finally accepted their golden age (nes, snes, n64 and gc) has long gone.
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delusion

Because if I knew then what I do now I could have just stuck with the wii … Because if I knew then what I do now I could have just stuck with the wii and skipped the wii u completely, then purchased the switch if I wanted to get my zelda fix. This new zelda has been teased pretty much through the entirety of Wii U's lifespan and was the main reason I purchased one. It's great it doesn't bother you but I don't think they did themselves justice at all and its a shame. You can't honestly expect others not to be annoyed with what Nintendo have done lately. Incidentally I saw the switch Nintendo advert for the first time (the one with 1-2 switch), and it was cringeworthy.. Lol.I guess I've finally accepted their golden age (nes, snes, n64 and gc) has long gone.



The f**k!? Seriously. I don't know what makes the NES to GC the 'golden page' other than the fact WE were younger and less cynical. IF Nintendo had cancelled Zelda releasing for the WiiU, then yes, I can feel (myself included) to have had the rug pulled from under my feet. This however isnt happening and Zelda - by all accounts Game of All Time contender - IS releasing for the WiiU, not late but rather on time.
pazuzu17

The f**k!? Seriously. I don't know what makes the NES to GC the 'golden … The f**k!? Seriously. I don't know what makes the NES to GC the 'golden page' other than the fact WE were younger and less cynical. IF Nintendo had cancelled Zelda releasing for the WiiU, then yes, I can feel (myself included) to have had the rug pulled from under my feet. This however isnt happening and Zelda - by all accounts Game of All Time contender - IS releasing for the WiiU, not late but rather on time.



Well I have it pre ordered so of course I'm hoping it will justify that Wii u purchase even if they have cut back on features to accommodate the switch (as suggested by others in this thread).

But yes for me that was the golden age, maybe my age plays a factor but they also were up there or better than the competition back then.

Just an opinion of course...
neon and zelda for me
Edited by: "davver99" 1st Mar 2017
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Joltek

I have the switch pre ordered at Amazon but just realised John Lewis is … I have the switch pre ordered at Amazon but just realised John Lewis is taking orders tonight for collection from Waitrose launch day with 2 years warranty. Wondering if John Lewis are ok at launch promises and how late I can cancel my Amazon order if I manage to get one.



No Switch consoles available for pre-order via John Lewis.
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Another review for Zelda has just come to light. Famitsu have awarded it 10/10/10/10. This and Edge Magazine recently awarding it a 10.

nintendoeverything.com/fam…re/
pazuzu17

No Switch consoles available for pre-order via John Lewis.


It says on the website that you can order from 9pm tonight though?
Anyone had anything dispatched yet?
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Joltek

It says on the website that you can order from 9pm tonight though?



Yes, it says that, and at one point you perhaps could, but if you visit said site you'll find no option to add item or items to basket.
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jco83

Anyone had anything dispatched yet?



Have I s**t. I've Zelda (WiiU) pre-ordered via Amazon which was supposed to dispatch today, it hasn't. Also my Smyths Switch pre-order is worrying me as launch nears. The staff when I did my pre-order instore appeared incompetent AND I've misplaced my receipt confirming pre-order. I did the £20 deposit via my card so I've that, but, I'm feeling concerned.
pazuzu17

Have I s**t. I've Zelda (WiiU) pre-ordered via Amazon which was supposed … Have I s**t. I've Zelda (WiiU) pre-ordered via Amazon which was supposed to dispatch today, it hasn't. Also my Smyths Switch pre-order is worrying me as launch nears. The staff when I did my pre-order instore appeared incompetent AND I've misplaced my receipt confirming pre-order. I did the £20 deposit via my card so I've that, but, I'm feeling concerned.


Wishing you good luck
pazuzu17

Yes, it says that, and at one point you perhaps could, but if you visit … Yes, it says that, and at one point you perhaps could, but if you visit said site you'll find no option to add item or items to basket.


No, it says it goes live tonight at 9pm

Special offerThe Nintendo Switch launches on 03 March 2017Available to … Special offerThe Nintendo Switch launches on 03 March 2017Available to buy Online from 9pm on 01 March 2017 - Subject to AvailabilityOrder from 01 March 2017 at 9pm and collect from your local John Lewis or Waitrose on Launch Day.Just select 'Click and Collect' at the checkout to pick up from store.Orders must be completed before 8pm on 02 March to collect on Launch Day.


Both Grey and Neon will be available
Edited by: "jco83" 1st Mar 2017
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jco83

No, it says it goes live tonight at 9pm :{Both Grey and Neon will be … No, it says it goes live tonight at 9pm :{Both Grey and Neon will be available



My bad.
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Just 5 minutes ago pre-ordered the Pro controller via Nintendo Store. I'm eating beans all March.
pazuzu17

Just 5 minutes ago pre-ordered the Pro controller via Nintendo Store. I'm … Just 5 minutes ago pre-ordered the Pro controller via Nintendo Store. I'm eating beans all March.


I've heard the Joy-Con's are fine Don't have to use them with the grip. Nice free loose arms
Edited by: "jco83" 1st Mar 2017
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jco83

I've heard the Joy-Con's are fine Don't have to use them with the … I've heard the Joy-Con's are fine Don't have to use them with the grip. Nice free loose arms



Yes, but, I'll be honest...all these accounts of the Joycons (one of them at least) continuing to unsync via gameplay has me concerned.

I'd love Nintendo to address this in a statement - then patch. Until then...
I have unboxed switch and playing it, but this fan is annoying me so much...does it constantly make this loud hissing noise and let air out. How is no one else talking about this?
Dhiraj1

I have unboxed switch and playing it, but this fan is annoying me so … I have unboxed switch and playing it, but this fan is annoying me so much...does it constantly make this loud hissing noise and let air out. How is no one else talking about this?



Not every Nintendo fan is like that.

A few create "Misc" threads to rant, then stop hissing when others share the same view.
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Not every Nintendo fan is like that.A few create "Misc" threads to rant, … Not every Nintendo fan is like that.A few create "Misc" threads to rant, then stop hissing when others share the same view.



X) Very sharp FP!
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Not every Nintendo fan is like that.A few create "Misc" threads to rant, … Not every Nintendo fan is like that.A few create "Misc" threads to rant, then stop hissing when others share the same view.


Thats very helpful...am genuinely asking a question. I wanted to know if others have same experience or my product is faulty!
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Thats very helpful...am genuinely asking a question. I wanted to know if … Thats very helpful...am genuinely asking a question. I wanted to know if others have same experience or my product is faulty!



Here you go Dhiraj:
See paragraph 7
May help answer it.
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