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Old 13-01-17, 09:28 AM
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Will the Nintendo Switch's price be its downfall?

The Nintendo Switch will cost £280 in the UK, which is more than the cost of both the PS4 and Xbox One, with game preorders costing as much as £60.



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Old 13-01-17, 11:53 AM
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Damn, thats alot, imagine if you got one of those for your kids and they lost one of those controllers, which i can see being lost very easily how much those would cost to replace.
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Old 13-01-17, 12:05 PM
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lol oh how they jest.

That's the cost of going Nvidia...
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Old 13-01-17, 12:06 PM
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the price of this is bizonkers i was going to get one close to launch as a pleasant in car family gadget for the siblings because im a dope big bro but the pricing is just woeful. extra set of controllers 80 quid. tesco are doing xbox one controllers for 30 and thats legit microsoft not the licensed crap with extra leds. nintendo must have a base in the states where the weed is legal because whoever is incharge of the pricing of this is on the way to nate diaz
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Old 13-01-17, 12:10 PM
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I don't think this is a significant enough price hike for their customers to care, especially since it's kind of two devices in one.
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Old 13-01-17, 12:19 PM
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Not really. Tablets have had the ability to be plugged into a tv for ages and you can get controllers for tablets too. So what they are doing isnt really revolutionary. Its just a giant more powerful gameboy advance with detachable controls and video out. Simples.
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Old 13-01-17, 12:19 PM
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You can take my comment as a small jab towards their customer base, ie. generally not technically minded people.

Also, even though tablets support that, the software doesn't integrate nearly as nicely as a purpose-built ecosystem.
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Old 13-01-17, 12:22 PM
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Lel. We are the pcmr why are we talking about consoles

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Old 13-01-17, 12:31 PM
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Despite how much I want a Switch this price is ridiculous, I was hoping to have one day one but the price counted me straight out. I have a feeling that this will sell terribly well to begin with then fade into obscurity pretty quick
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Old 13-01-17, 02:08 PM
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I really hope Nintendo can make this a successful product somehow. Price is just one factor, but it's a pretty big factor and I can't see this being terribly successful at its current pricing scheme.
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