1. Matty's Avatar
    I think they priced it fairly well for the launch. $299 is a fair price for all the modularity you getting. The console is portable, but you can still dock it and hook it up to a 1080p TV which is nice. (on some games)

    I think what would have made it a really awesome deal is if they included The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild haha. I'm sure over time the price will come down and when it hits $249 then more people will purchase.

    I do wish the games were around $49. Would have been easier to swallow than the same price as a PS4 PRO game with HDR Enabled.
    robertk328 likes this.
    03-07-2017 09:40 AM
  2. crystlfrey's Avatar
    i wouldnt mind if it was everything for that pricebut each thing seperate is crazy
    03-07-2017 10:24 AM
  3. Mogs_lover's Avatar
    I think it is too high!!! I can see hubby in manic moments buying games he will never play!!
    03-07-2017 03:55 PM
  4. dpouidp's Avatar
    After checking out several teardown articles, I think Nintendo must be earning some fat margins on the Switch. The parts and manufacturing costs look low and although Nintendo's R&D and marketing costs could be high, they're probably earning more profit than Sony and Microsoft did with the launch PS4 and Xb1 systems.
    03-07-2017 04:31 PM
  5. badelhas's Avatar
    Of course I would love it to be cheaper but I believe it´s the a fair price because its a portable and fixed console at the same time.
    03-07-2017 04:43 PM
  6. ry189's Avatar
    Definitely on a pricey side.. especially on accessories. But when you treat the Switch as a cheaper version of console level, likes of Xbox One and PS4, then it's reasonable.
    03-07-2017 09:00 PM
  7. josepilot81's Avatar
    To be honest I thought sd cards are supported from day one. Is a major flaw. Maybe with so,e updates they manage to make things better. I have the system has a lot of potential
    03-08-2017 04:27 AM
  8. robertk328's Avatar
    Definitely on a pricey side.. especially on accessories. But when you treat the Switch as a cheaper version of console level, likes of Xbox One and PS4, then it's reasonable.
    they're all $299 unless you go to Xbox One S or PS4 Pro.
    03-08-2017 04:47 AM
  9. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    they're all $299 unless you go to Xbox One S or PS4 Pro.
    You can get the PS4 Slim for cheaper than that. I only paid $249 for my Uncharted bundle.
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    03-08-2017 06:02 AM
  10. robertk328's Avatar
    You can get the PS4 Slim for cheaper than that. I only paid $249 for my Uncharted bundle.
    Same just need to find the deals!
    03-08-2017 01:06 PM
  11. badelhas's Avatar
    To anyone how finds it expensive: remember content is still lacking. If you wait it will probably get cheaper and get more content

    Cheers
    03-08-2017 03:43 PM
  12. Trigati's Avatar
    A Nintendo 3DS XL is 200 dollars and its games are 20-40. A console that's more than twice the size, can hook up to a TV, has built in two player capability out of the box? I tend to think 299 is fine. I do think the games should be cheaper (for both consoles) and the accessories are pricey, but the unit itself is fine at that price point.
    03-08-2017 06:57 PM
  13. lncLESLIE's Avatar
    I am a single mom who pinched pennies to pay my family a WiiU that is only 2 yrs old and now I am stuck with a system that no one wants & no money to buy a Switch!
    Personally I think Nintendo should offer a good trade in deal because its really not fair to the people who can't afford a new trend yearly!
    03-08-2017 10:51 PM
  14. lqueen75's Avatar
    That is a little bit too expensive. Hopefully the price will come down soon. At least for the accessories.
    03-08-2017 11:16 PM
  15. robertk328's Avatar
    A Nintendo 3DS XL is 200 dollars and its games are 20-40. A console that's more than twice the size, can hook up to a TV, has built in two player capability out of the box? I tend to think 299 is fine. I do think the games should be cheaper (for both consoles) and the accessories are pricey, but the unit itself is fine at that price point.
    and you can't find either
    03-09-2017 04:46 AM
  16. robertk328's Avatar
    I am a single mom who pinched pennies to pay my family a WiiU that is only 2 yrs old and now I am stuck with a system that no one wants & no money to buy a Switch!
    Personally I think Nintendo should offer a good trade in deal because its really not fair to the people who can't afford a new trend yearly!

    is there a GameStop near you? They tend to have good trade in deals.
    03-09-2017 04:46 AM
  17. ceyvn's Avatar
    Until the number of games for sale grows, the Switch will stay on my wishlist. I'd likely wait until the end of the year and review the situation.
    03-11-2017 09:50 PM
  18. camphoria's Avatar
    Being in Canada, we're already faced with a ~30% markup on anything coming out of the States based on currency alone. Even with that consideration, I think the Switch is well priced. They've eschewed tablet resolution and a thin form factor to keep costs down, but it's still Nintendo through and through. They've built up the intellectual property, the characters, the stories, and quirky experiences to be able to command a higher price for their platform. They've also given their customers the cheapest option which is to play using their base design, or one can pay to improve their experience with added hardware. I'm sure there would be howls of disdain if Nintendo were to bundle the accessories (that not everyone needs nor wants) and at the current price it is competitive with the Xbox One S and way cheaper than the PS4 Pro (though there's no 4K). The fact that Nintendo has created a serious system that I can take with me when I travel – and keep it in my carry-on – is worth every penny they're charging.
    03-17-2017 12:50 PM
  19. lqueen75's Avatar
    I think the price was fair compared to others.
    03-17-2017 05:52 PM
  20. Daniel Castroman's Avatar
    Too much
    03-17-2017 09:19 PM
  21. Duvi's Avatar
    I think they should have had an early adopter discount. Zelda is fun and will be for some time, but I don't see myself playing it past the summer. What will I play? MarioKart will only be fun with other friends. That splatoon beta wasn't bad either.

    I paid $500 because I was an ***** and didn't pre-order in time and my mom & pop shop charges an arm & leg extra because they're the only ones with at times.
    03-26-2017 11:30 PM
  22. Greek Geek's Avatar
    The switch actually does not support SD cards at the moment. So you will have to save directly to the internal memory of the system. If that space runs out you have to delete files. Seems pretty weak to me.
    Not strictly true. (unless you just mean the large shaped SD cards). The Switch does indeed support SD cards though. (the slot is at the back of the Switch just behind the kickstand). The type of SD card it uses are the "MicroSD XC" size. (Fortunately they don't have to be any specially made by nintendo, they're just standard cards that many cell phones use, not anything special, but the XC part is important, so always make sure it says that on the card you buy for it, and it will be fully compatible, no matter how many GBs of card you opt for). Not much point getting one just yet until more downloadable games are out, but once the gaming library gets bigger I'm thinking of doing it.
    05-05-2017 10:06 AM
  23. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Not a Switch owner, but I haven't bought a fully priced game for my PS4 to this date. I always wait for sales. $60 is too steep when both disc and digital copies go on sale almost constantly.

    Now hardware is a different story. Those are hard to find on sale I think. So it's best to take care of the ones you have. Yes they are a bit pricey, but they tend to last longer. That is, you'll use them more than you would a game.
    05-06-2017 09:26 AM
  24. jmr1015's Avatar
    Too expensive to me, personally. When you can get a PS4 Slim, with Uncharted 4, for $250 on sale... plus it supports HDR, all the popular streaming services, and built in Blu Ray player. Same can be said compared to the Xbox One S. Supports all the popular streaming apps including 4K streaming, built in 4K UHD Blu Ray player, tied in with Microsoft ecosystem including Groove music (stream music playlists while in-game) and XboxLive Gold giving you access to free games and deeply discounted game, weekly.

    I'd sooner buy a second PS4 for a separate room in my home and a new game on sale, than buy the Switch at $299.
    05-06-2017 09:35 PM
  25. PocketSprocket's Avatar
    I would love to get one but I can't justify the price as I'm not a huge gamer. And then you add on the accessories. Maybe if they bring down the price I'll get one.
    05-12-2017 02:31 PM
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