• Announcements

    • SFLUFAN

      D1P 2017 Charity Campaign for The Life You Can Save: $840 (as of 06 February)   12/12/2016

      I've decided to extend our charity campaign for The Life You Can Save organizations for the entirety of 2017 so feel free to contribute at any time!  Periodically through the year, I'll have game giveaways for those who have donated to the campaign as a "thank you" for supporting this worthy endeavor!
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
chakoo

Switch - Community Thread!!

26 posts in this topic

We are almost only 2 weeks out people. Get excited. =D

 

3 minutes ago, Biggie_Rich said:

Wonder how long after launch it will be before I'll be able buy one of these from Amazon?

I say april/may.

 

March will probably be pretty hard but I think we might see a WiiU or 3DS issue where it is strong at launch but tapers off a bit due to software and a high price. 

 

-edit-

If you want one and having issues, I might have a spare unit if my coworker backs out on it (he more wants a red/blue unit but I got a spare grey since it was the only one to go back in stock up here).

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would just keep checking all online retailers at launch/after launch, they should have limited shipments coming in as Nintendo is ramping up production 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hehe, so it seems the switch video leaks recently are because a retailer shipped a unit to someone early (which does happen from time to time). LoL

 

System box is kind of eh (The Wii & WiiU Boxes kind of spoiled us I feel). Reminds me of 3DS launch boxes.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think im set to be a late adopter to the console much as I was with the xbox1 (didnt get that until Arkham Knight)..

the deal breaker is the lack of compatibility with previous controllers.. my nintendo consoles are the family multiplayer machines, the entry cost is too high when taking controllers into the equation (mario kart 8 without new GP tracks isnt enticing enough)

 

i think Ghost Recon Wildland and a busy training calendar will keep me busy enough... though my daughter really wants some Splatoon

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, GameDadGrant said:

Yeah, having to buy all those really expensive controllers just to be able to do multiplayer is kind of a buzzkill. 

I'm only using the Switch in Handheld mode

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I generally do more local multi at home..

hell i invested in 2 xbox 360 to do local 4 player splitscreen..... the latest generation xbone and switch dont seem to want to facilitate local mp.. 

 

-xbox games dont feature splitscreen so 4 player co-op is a 4 console affair (halo 5 etc

- the switch is doing it by lack of controllers and "killer app"

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/17/2017 at 9:24 PM, 5timechamp said:

I think im set to be a late adopter to the console much as I was with the xbox1 (didnt get that until Arkham Knight)..

the deal breaker is the lack of compatibility with previous controllers.. my nintendo consoles are the family multiplayer machines, the entry cost is too high when taking controllers into the equation (mario kart 8 without new GP tracks isnt enticing enough)

 

i think Ghost Recon Wildland and a busy training calendar will keep me busy enough... though my daughter really wants some Splatoon

 

It made me feel better that Nintendo are looking into patching controllers from previous consoles.  I'd be quite happy to be able to use my Pro and Wii U Gamepad on the switch as spares.  I'd even be OK with wiimotes working, just as an option.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, GameDadGrant said:

@5timechamp

 

Lack of controllers is definitely an issue, but I'd say Splatoon is the multiplayer killer app.

Id say so too if Splatoon 2 had better local co-op than the original..

even splitscreen being available to all modes would be welcome (do like some games that go 3rd person when splitscreen..

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0