Buying a switch?

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Plomo, Apr 28, 2017.

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Should I buy a Nintendo Switch?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Plomo
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    Hey,
    I've not really bought a switch yet because of the "pay for online" aspect of things, I know it's free at the moment, but I don't know whether I should buy a switch or not because I don't know if the servers are any better, if anyone can confirm they are faster that would be helpful.
     
  2. the_randomizer

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    It's a fantastic system in my honest opinion; it feels modern, and has that NVidia touch that is hard to describe, a lot like the K1 Shield, very sleek OS and highly responsive. I recommend it personally :P
     
  3. x65943

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    Wait until a game comes out that you want. Maybe you'll be able to buy a bundle later on that comes with it.

    There's no reason to buy a console if you don't like any of the games available.

    When you want to buy the console for the games, that's when you will be most happy purchasing it.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    what do you mean? compared to what?
     
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    x65943 Resident Greekaboo, Amateur Dog Father

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    faster than wiiu. He wants to make sure that paying for the service actually means we get a better service.
     
  6. Plomo
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    compared with the 3ds and wii-u servers

    Good idea I'm waiting for Splatoon 2 tbh

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    did you just assume my gender? sorry dead meme :P
     
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    No one really knows abouy the servers yet. Not many online games yet.
     
  8. Plomo
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    Thank you everyone :)
     
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  9. Nemix77

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    Get it if you can afford it, I haven't felt this way about a Nintendo console since the SNES days...yes I'm that old and yes I got the SNES just a month after launch and yes I owned a Wii at launch.
     
  10. tivu100

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    Seems like Switch is getting back in stock this week. Anyone has info on what firmware this new batch?
     
  11. McWhiters9511

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    probably the latest (2.2.0)
     
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    Thanks for the response, but I am looking for confirmation here, not guess.

    Firmware update for new batch often month behind, if any of previous Nintendo consoles trend is still relevant. The 2.2.0 Update is less than a month so...
     
  13. TR_mahmutpek

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    Wait september and buy it immadietly!
     
  14. McWhiters9511

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    well i have no way to confirm cuz im not going to buy another. It will either come on the latest or oldest and to update to even use your msd cards and access online it will go to the latest firmware. the only way to get one on like 2.0 or 2.1 are used.
     
  15. tivu100

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    I am not criticizing you. My apology if I happen to make wrong to you.

    I meant I am waiting for anyone who buy a Switch in this new batch to confirm.

    There is old batch Switch on my local Craigslist for pretty much retail price. So there is choice if I am forced to buy one now to get old firmware. Just looking at option. It's better to buy from retail store so I can have warranty.
     
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    Any news on what firmware this new batch Switch on yet?
     
  17. nekojosh

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    I have bought 2, one for me and one for my wife. No regrets. She has been playing BotW on it since day 1. Mine I just bought recently as I want to play Disgaea 5 Complete once it releases later this month and ultimately, main reason why I bought one for each one, is cause we love Splatoon and want to play online once the new one launches.

    I like the idea of supporting this console as Nintendo seems to finally have nailed it for this gen. Not necessary the most powerful console in the market but it works for those, like me, who spends lots of time out of home but also want to be able to play on a tv on a weekend.

    I truly hope it kicks-off just as fine as it has been going and start getting lots of 3rd party games by next year.
     
  18. JFlare

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    I want to buy a switch, but I'm like the OP guy^^ I don't like the fact that you have to pay for the online services.
     
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