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Topic: Buying early, or not?

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blaisedinsd

I am not motivated to buy early because there are no launch games I am excited about yet. They are all just ports it seems like.

It feels like switch is attempting to erase the memory of the Wii U. The only problem is that most of the people will buy the switch are people who bought the Wii U. I have a feeling lots of those people will not be eager to buy a new console and rebuy versions of games they already had on Wii U. I know I will not be too jazzed about buying a Switch and a new game that I know just as easily could have been made on the Wii U which I already have.

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Luna_110

I would be excited for Mario and Skyrim at this moment, the rest are ports of Wii U games I already own so I'm doubting about getting it day one.
Plus, most likely there will be a limited version of it that will launch with BotW, so I might wait for that one. On the other hand, it will probably have Zelda as a digital download which sucks.....

Anyway, I could get it in March/early April if I travel to the states since the console there will be cheaper than here. Otherwise, I guess I'll wait.

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OorWullie

I'm not sure if I've ever bought a console on lauch day.I think the closest has been at least a few days after.I remember I was with my mate the day the original Xbox launched.He insisted we'd have to be there well before Dixons opened at 9am.I think we got there for around 7am and there was one other guy already there waiting.When Dixons finally opened it was still just me ,my mate and this one other guy haha.So after all that my mate was still last to be served.Was a great day though.

I've already made my mind up that I'll be buying the Switch day one,I'm just not sure I'll recieve it then though.i might need to wait a day or 2.Gaming shops are extremely limited in Thailand and most don't receive their stock till at least a week or so later but there is a new one near me that had the One S and PS4 Pro available on launch day.I'm hoping it'll be the same for Switch.My worst case scenario is they'll need to have it sent down from Bangkok which could take a day or 2.

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@OorWullie Wow Dixons?? That is certainly a blast from the past!! I remember them being on every high street and going in to see what overpriced technology they had! I remember once looking for a Sega Mega Drive (going way back now) and they had it hooked it up with the 32x add on and were trying desperately to sell me one. Must have been desperate.

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OorWullie

@FragRed Yep they could be more than a little pushy.They're actually still operating,well the group is anyway.Curry's ,PC World and Carphoone Warehouse are part of it.I used to spend hours in there every weekend staring at the original Master System demo units.Sometimes they had to ask me to leave I was there that much haha.They must have been happy to finally see me buy one.

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MetaRyan

I'll probably preorder the Switch, assuming the launch lineup is decent. I want to get it within the first couple months, and I really don't want to run into out-of-stock issues.

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Tasuki

I will probably wait and see what third party if any the Switch has. I got burnt by the Wii U buying that at launch so I won't make that same mistake again.

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Emperor-Palpsy

I've got mine pre-order with GAME purely as a back-up. GAME have suggested that once the bundles are announced, the customer will have the option to pick the product they like. How this pans out, of course, is another matter...

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ProjectX1991

@Emperor-Palpsy I'm curious, did you get charged anything when you put it through? Did you order for home delivery or could you choose store? I'm curious as I want to pre-order but make sure I actually get one! haha.

I've never ever been a day-one console purchaser - but I have decided (after saving since January) that I will be trying to get a day one purchase.

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Emperor-Palpsy

@ProjectX1991 No nothing is charged, the £999 placeholder is literally just that. I can only presume that you have to go through the checkout process with a valid card/PayPal as a means to ensure that you're 'in line' for a product and you'll be charged the correct amount without any more input. I believe the form took my delivery address.

I'd say just go for it, because even in the event that you find a better bundle deal elsewhere, you can just cancel the GAME order.

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Grandpa_Pixel

I am buying one at launch. But that was because I have already for mine for £50 cheaper due to winning a bet with the local GAME store's manager. Plus I need one for Streetpass Basingstoke's group anyway so it's a moot point for me. I will get one whether I want to or not

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Dpullam

I will most likely be buying the console at launch since i want to keep getting good console games from Nintendo and I won't get that from the Wii U. Portable and console Animal Crossing? Yes sir.

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CaPPa

I bought the 3DS and Wii U at launch. With the ambassador and digital points promotion I had no regrets whatsoever.

I'll be buying the Switch on day one too.

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gcunit

Over the last year or so, in the few Directs we've been treated to, Nintendo has put together some pretty decent sizzle reels. I imagine on Jan. 12th we're going to get a sizzle reel turned up to eleven, which could be pretty hard to resist, though how many titles in the sizzle reel will actually release within the first 6 months.... we'll see.

I've been wanting a hybrid for years. Now we're actually getting one though... buying an XBox One S in the Black Friday sales might have put the brakes on me getting one early doors.

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Xyphon22

I'm actually hoping Zelda doesn't release until June or later and then comes out with a Zelda Switch bundle that I can get. The only thing that would make me get a Switch at launch, I think, would be some kind of promotion like the DDP with the Wii U. If all it has is great games, I can wait a couple of months to play those.

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Harbinger

Yeah I plan to get it at launch. I'm mainly interested in the exclusives. If the hardware is better then the PS4 Pro or Scorpio then I'll considering buying their 3rd party title's.

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JaxonH

Day one.

For starters, if someone got "burnt" by Wii U at launch it's because they chose to get burnt. People knew what games were out for the system when they bought it, and knew what games were announced and coming for the system when they bought it.

Each console should be judged on its own merits anyways. It doesn't matter what happened with Wii U or PS3 or DS or Xbox One or whatever... it's like judging a son for the sins of the father. If a console has a good lineup and is worthy of purchase, then it's not wisdom keeping someone from buying, but rather a spiteful grudge.

PS3 launch sucked, but that didn't stop me from buying a PS4 at launch (which, for the record, also sucked) and I don't feel I got "burned" on any of these. I knew the score, and I chose to buy knowing full well there were squat for games. I could understand if we were talking about renting consoles for a month or something, where you only got to play for 30 days and return it, but when you buy to own it's almost impossible to get a bad deal buying day one. Even if you sat on that console for the first year with very few games, the fact is you're still getting one full year more for your money than if you waited, be it a slow year or not. It's still extra above and beyond what you'd get by waiting.

If I'm spending 300 bucks on a console, I'm not going to wait 2 years and cheat myself out of 2 years with the system when I could buy day one and get an extra 2 years for my money. Even if you might save 50 bucks by waiting, is $50 worth forfeiting all games on a system for 2 years? Would anyone here trade the last two years of games they played on any console... for a lousy 50 bucks? If so, I'd argue they don't value video games much at all. Besides all that, launches can be deceiving. 3DS had a crap launch and ended up great. Vita and PSVR had slamming launch lineups and ended up sucking.

So yes, I'm buying day one. Not just because it's a total waste of money and time to wait, but also because having an actual system seller at launch (actually two system sellers with 3D Mario and Zelda) simply warrants it. It's earned it's purchase. I would've bought it anyways just because I could never skip a generation of Nintendo games, and if I'm gonna buy, as I said before, may as well get it day one and get the most time with the console for my money, but even if that wasn't the case... I'd buy it because it has games I want to play, on a platform I want to own (console quality handheld device is a non-negotiable must own).

For $250, anyone with even a remotely passing interest in Nintendo games can afford to be a day one adopter. And for fans who actually love their games to death... why wouldn't you. Unless you just game part time here and there or something. If you're an actual hard-core gamer who loves videogames... this is what we live for. Absolutely no reason to wait- we've been waiting. Wait time is over.

Besides, being a handheld device it is absolutely 100% guaranteed to be a smashing success in Japan and that alone will guarantee us at least as many games as the 3DS saw, and in all likelihood will probably see far more than that simply because it's also going to be getting console games as well (and most importantly, the quality of games will far exceed that of 3DS seeing as it's capable of running full blown console games, not just dinky little handheld entries). Even from a mathematical standpoint, the statistical likelihood that this console is going to disappoint is astronomically low.

And ultimately, $250 is chump change. Even if Switch turned out to get half the games Wii U got (which would never happen), I can afford to take that chance. If, come 5 years from now when the generation is wrapping up, if I'm regretting spending $250 on a purchase from 5 years ago... then I'm in serious need of a better job.

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KirbyTheVampire

I'll buy it as soon as I'm able. I'm predicting system shortages initally, so if I can't grab it on day one, I'll be willing to wait a month or two to get my hands on one. Not super into preordering systems or games, so trying to get one from the store before anyone else will have to do.

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Marios-love-child

For me it will depend mainly on the price.... If we're talking around the same price as the Wii at launch £180 then its a guaranteed day one buy regardless of the launch line up of games.... I'd be first in line when the shops open on Friday 13th January to pre-order one.

If we're talking £250 - £300 for the console alone then I think I'll hold off this time and wait for the inevitable price drop and a better library of games. (Although if there's a super Mario galaxy 3 type launch game I may re-consider)

I pre-ordered an picked up a Wii U day one expecting there to be Wii like shortages but as we all know that situation never materialised and still to this day I feel cheated that we've never had a proper 3D Mario game for the Wii U

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elhozzo

'I feel cheated that we've never had a proper 3D Mario game for the Wii U'

what exactly is it that makes Mario 3D World not a 'proper 3D Mario game'
honest question ... I've played Mario 64, Sunshine, Galaxies, - and I don't get what the difference is - is it the length of levels ? needing to go back to them ? Story ? too similar to the 3DS 'Land' game?

Mario 3D World is admittedly more fun in multiplayer, but I genuinely don't understand that a lot of people don't consider it a 'proper 3D Mario' game

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