Nintendo Switch Handheld Only Bundle Announced

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by Jayammi, May 23, 2018.

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  4. This is just a ploy for money

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  1. Jayammi
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    i thought by now it would have been posted on here but since noone has covered this, i saw this several hours ago on the internet.

    “While the dockless bundle would also be good for handheld purists, Nintendo is marketing this as a ‘Nintendo Switch 2nd Set’ in Japan. The main goal is to get households to buy a second Switch for their home. The bundle removes the TV dock, the HDMI cable and the ‘Grip’ controller. Currently, this is only available in Japan, but we will likely see it spread to the west sooner rather than later.”

    In Japan, this new bundle is being sold for ¥26,978. In the west, this would translate to roughly a $50 or £40 discount over the regular Switch bundle.

    Original source from kitguru:https://www.kitguru.net/gaming/matthew-wilson/nintendo-is-releasing-a-handheld-only-switch-bundle/
     

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  2. natanelho

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    link please
     
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  4. souler92

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    not worth the discount....!
    no dock, no charger ,no hdmi cable, no joycon grip....

    they took a good 120+ dollar away for a discount just touching 50 dollar

    nintendo being the scalper right here
     
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  5. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    Um.. I'd rather buy the whole set for an additional $50...
     
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  6. Jayammi
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    To be honest i strongly agree with you as being from the UK a dock costs £79 alone
     
  7. Hking0036

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    I feel like if they were going to do that here they'd have to cut closer to $200 considering they charge $90 for a dock set though I guess they set the AC adapter to $30 itself, so maybe this is closer to the mark they expect from retail. Either way, this seems like a smart way to cash in on handheld only people in Japan, if they can find a way to discount it further than it's probably a good way to get some extra sales w/o having to do an early price cut like the 3DS (not that they even need to at this point).

    Side note: Everything a corporation does is "a ploy for money", that's just staying in business.
     
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  8. JellyPerson

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    I'd bite if it was $100 off.
     
  9. blubber987

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    No i don't think this is mariko. I think they trying to get all of the other pre-mariko units out so they can dispatch the new units.
     
  10. KingVamp

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    If it wasn't for the price, this would have been a good bundle for not just the handheld only people, but people that don't mind sharing the dock. Might be less likely they will do a Switch mini, when they can just do this.
     
  11. Dexxy

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    Good strategy nintendo. Letting to buy new switch cheaper for those who get banned or bricked console :D
     
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  12. natanelho

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  13. Jayammi
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    Done...anything else you wanna complain about?
     
  14. natanelho

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    no, thanks. thats a weird thing, didnt expect that
     
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    they don't need to do a thing, people want 2 switches, one for online, the other for free games
    but maybe its nintendo's plan?
    "YOU WANTED A SECOND SWITCH FOR LEGIT GAEMZ AND ONLINE, HERE'S A BUNDLE FOR YA"
     
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  16. kumikochan

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    50 dollars off ain't that much seeing they're selling the dock for more money
     
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  17. Dexxy

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    Yeah and the real dock price is 10-15 bucks :rofl:
     
  18. MrCokeacola

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    Ok we got the portable only switch. When do we get the dock-able only switch that has no screen, no joy cons and comes bundled with a pro controller?
     
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    This isn't being released because of piracy. It's because Pokemon is about to be announced.
     
  20. KingVamp

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    Why isn't this news front page?
    If they do this, they would probably give you the Joy-Con and the Joy-Con Grip (maybe the charging one), not the pro controller.
     
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