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lupi

Lifer
Apr 8, 2001
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Can get one for $250 shipped...been holding out for a good deal holiday bundle but this is tempting.
 

ViRGE

Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus
Oct 9, 1999
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Can get one for $250 shipped...been holding out for a good deal holiday bundle but this is tempting.
Considering that most of the country can't get one at all, I'd suggest jumping on that now while you can.
 

Pandora's Box

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Apr 26, 2011
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Finally found one. Was picking up a new external USB drive from BestBuy. Asked if they had a switch in stock, said they got one in 2 hours ago. I rushed over to the games section, sure enough 1 switch in stock. Asked about Pro Controllers. They had 2 Splatoon 2 Editions and 2 regular Pro controllers. Picked up 2 Splatoon 2 Editions and the last Link (Archer) Amiibo.

I bought a 256GB Samsung SD card from Amazon today. I'll be going all digital on the switch. So far I have bought Splatoon 2, Zelda BOTW, and Mario Kart 8 from the eShop
 

Nashemon

Senior member
Jun 14, 2012
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So, I had an idea while I was wishing I had gotten the Neon Switch instead, since I've seen several red and blue joy-cons in stock at various retailers. I've only ever seen one red (L/R), and at the time I didn't realize they would be rare, so I didn't buy it. So I would have been able to get a red set and a blue set of joycons if I'd gone that route.

So, my idea is that I'm thinking of just buying the next Red and Blue Switch I see (I see them all the time in and around where I live.) Hear me out...an extra charger is $30, a grip is $15, a joycon set is $80 and, a dock is $90. If you plan on buying all those separately (and it's a BIG if, since arguably the grip is pretty useless, and the dock is overpriced), that's $215, which means you get a Switch for $85 and tax.

If you plan on playing any two player games in that head-2-head way they advertise on two Switches, it's not a bad deal, imo (barring the general consensus that everything is nickel and dimed with Nintendo tax anyway). Sure, you're paying $600, but myself being already invested with one, and needing some accessories, it seems a smart way to go. Thoughts?
 

KentState

Diamond Member
Oct 19, 2001
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It's worth it if you enjoy it. When I looked at the Switch, it was a few hours of work to pay for one which seemed like a good value. I don't fret the little things like gaming when it's a cheap hobby.
 

cmdrdredd

Lifer
Dec 12, 2001
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After finishing Zelda (not 100%) it has been sitting and will continue to sit until mario. Kind of what I expected. To be fair though my PS4 hasn't been turned on since I finished horizon zero dawn either.
 

KentState

Diamond Member
Oct 19, 2001
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After finishing Zelda (not 100%) it has been sitting and will continue to sit until mario. Kind of what I expected. To be fair though my PS4 hasn't been turned on since I finished horizon zero dawn either.
I have been struggling to find a game to really pull me in since HZD as well. I tried Arms and Splatoon 2, but those got old really quick. Started Persona 5 but it got overwhelming pretty quickly. I picked up the Switch version of Zelda so may try to play it again on the better hardware.
 

cmdrdredd

Lifer
Dec 12, 2001
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I have been struggling to find a game to really pull me in since HZD as well. I tried Arms and Splatoon 2, but those got old really quick. Started Persona 5 but it got overwhelming pretty quickly. I picked up the Switch version of Zelda so may try to play it again on the better hardware.
Since you mentioned persona 5 I have to take back what I said before. I did finish that with the true ending which was after horizon zero dawn. Still after I finished persona 5 I have not turned on my PS4 which is quite a while now. It is a bit overwhelming though when you start off that's for sure. Haven't played either console for a while. Have been playing stuff that I got cheap for pc though to pass my free time.
 

gorcorps

aka Brandon
Jul 18, 2004
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So, I had an idea while I was wishing I had gotten the Neon Switch instead, since I've seen several red and blue joy-cons in stock at various retailers. I've only ever seen one red (L/R), and at the time I didn't realize they would be rare, so I didn't buy it. So I would have been able to get a red set and a blue set of joycons if I'd gone that route.

So, my idea is that I'm thinking of just buying the next Red and Blue Switch I see (I see them all the time in and around where I live.) Hear me out...an extra charger is $30, a grip is $15, a joycon set is $80 and, a dock is $90. If you plan on buying all those separately (and it's a BIG if, since arguably the grip is pretty useless, and the dock is overpriced), that's $215, which means you get a Switch for $85 and tax.

If you plan on playing any two player games in that head-2-head way they advertise on two Switches, it's not a bad deal, imo (barring the general consensus that everything is nickel and dimed with Nintendo tax anyway). Sure, you're paying $600, but myself being already invested with one, and needing some accessories, it seems a smart way to go. Thoughts?
Why do you want a 2nd set of joycons? For that price you might as well get a pro controller. I find the joycons fine as a pack-in controller, and necessary for portable mode, but definitely not comfortable enough to pay full price for a whole 2nd set... let alone getting an entire new switch AND a spare set of joycons just to get matching colors when you already have a grey set.

That's just madness. While I don't prefer the neon colors I got, I do like having them be different colors so I know which side is which easier. It's not that hard to tell them apart, but it's just nice to know.
 

Nashemon

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Jun 14, 2012
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Why do you want a 2nd set of joycons? For that price you might as well get a pro controller. I find the joycons fine as a pack-in controller, and necessary for portable mode, but definitely not comfortable enough to pay full price for a whole 2nd set... let alone getting an entire new switch AND a spare set of joycons just to get matching colors when you already have a grey set.

That's just madness. While I don't prefer the neon colors I got, I do like having them be different colors so I know which side is which easier. It's not that hard to tell them apart, but it's just nice to know.
I typed out a response for you, but upon seeing how long it was, I decided I'm just mad.

In short, need them for certain games, game modes, playstyles, etc. Need a spare so I can send my gray ones in to be fixed. I'm a completionist; I want to collect everything. And, yes, I too am not happy with how much they cost.
 

purbeast0

No Lifer
Sep 13, 2001
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There are some really good games on the eShop and they are like $10 - $20 too. I have found that after Zelda, I've primarily been playing my Switch when I'm in air planes. It makes the flights go by super fast. I've played a few games while at home though but typically it's right before/after a trip since I have that game on my mind.
 

zerocool84

Lifer
Nov 11, 2004
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Namco Museum is really fun, but of course only get it if you have a mild interest in those old games.

I haven't played Pacman Vs since the GameCube days and it's still insanely fun.

Galaga is still so damn fun to play plus a few others I've never played but it's worth the price imo.
 

ponyo

Lifer
Feb 14, 2002
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I finally found one at Target while doing some back to school shopping. I bought the gray Switch along with Zelda. :)
 
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Oyeve

Lifer
Oct 18, 1999
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Finally got back into the Switch and Zelda last week., HZD really took up most of my game time. I had put Zelda down for so long I thought I would have restart but nope, digging the exploration on it. Also racking up $$$ with the gambling exploit so I can buy the best of the best.
 

JujuFish

Lifer
Feb 3, 2005
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I'm not sure what the gambling exploit is, but if you've come across the bowling minigame, that's the best thing I've found for making rupees.
 

kirbyrj

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I'm guessing the gambling exploit is playing the treasure chest game in Lurelin village and then restoring your game if you guess wrong.
 

purbeast0

No Lifer
Sep 13, 2001
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I never found "being short on rupees" an issue in zelda at all. I never did any of those "cheats" to get a lot either. I just got a lot of rocks and sold them.
 

JujuFish

Lifer
Feb 3, 2005
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I never found "being short on rupees" an issue in zelda at all. I never did any of those "cheats" to get a lot either. I just got a lot of rocks and sold them.
I have a hoarding problem in games, so I hate selling anything. That means finding other ways to make rupees.
 

JujuFish

Lifer
Feb 3, 2005
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I'm guessing the gambling exploit is playing the treasure chest game in Lurelin village and then restoring your game if you guess wrong.
Yep. Racked up tons of rupees.
Ah, I see. Bowling is faster than that, IMO. A strike is the same amount of rupees and you don't have to reload 2/3rds of the time. With a little practice, I was hitting a strike nearly every time.
 

Red Hawk

Diamond Member
Jan 1, 2011
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I have an important announcement to make. *ahem*

You will soon be able to RIP AND TEAR on your Nintendo Switch.

Also, shoot Nazis in the face.

That is all.

 

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