Is now the right time to but a Nintendo Switch?

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Is now the time to buy the Nintendo Switch?

  1. Yes, why don't you own one already?

  2. No, hold out for 2019!

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  1. Nonscpo
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    Nonscpo Well-Known Member

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    As the title asks, with the recent announcements of "PKMN Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee", and the promise of a core game in 2019, is now the right time to invest in a Nintendo Switch if you don't own one already?
     
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    As much as I love the love for the Vita Lounge, there's an actual Switch forum done by the same people :D

    As for a general opinion on the question: I think it has a good library of different games to play. If you didn't have a Wii U, there's actually quite a large amount. The Let's Go games are no system sellers for me however, and I personally am holding off buying one. I just can't imagine that for now it will take me away from my PS4 and my Vita, and I've got better things to spend some €300/€400 on than a dust catcher.

    I am personally also hoping for a second, portable only Switch though, and not the regular switch being sold minus the dock (as happens in Japan). Just a 'slim', portable only version. I have a slight inkling this might come (no inside sources, really just an inkling), and I'm thinking it may come with the announcement/release of the core Pokémon game. *hope*
     
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    I got one last month; once Gal Gun 2 was released and the Senran Kagura bum massage game confirmed as a western release I was in!!

    I also bought Doom which I have been thoroughly loving to bits, it's so much fun being able to play on a handheld with dual shoulder buttons. On my second playthrough now.

    I would say if there are games that you are interested in then sure go for it, but be warned some of the Switch games are way overpriced in comparison to ps4.
     
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    Depends on the games you want to play, currently there are (if not mistaken) already 400+ games on the Switch so plenty to choose from.

    For me it was worth it since Mario Kart came on it, but I know people buying it at launch because of Zelda and I know 1 person who still says it has "no games" (well that BS sounds so familiar :rolleyes:)

    I would say look at the games you're interested in, if the Switch has them and you want to play them on the Switch then I would say buy it.
     
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    Wait really? People are saying the Switch has no games?? Whaaat... It's been out for a bit over a year and it's already got a humongous library...
     
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    My wife gifted me one for Christmas and and I think I only played with it like two hours and it’s been collecting dust ever since. It has great games but almost 85% of it’s library is port of games that already came on other platforms but with updated features. The only thing that only interest me right now on the console are the shmups that kmep coming. Otherwise, I’m having more fun going thru my Ps3/4/vita backlog.
     
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    Well the Vita has 1400+ games worldwide and I'm pretty sure at least 50% is out in the west... and people still say it has no games.

    The irony is I've never heard someone saying that about the VirtualBoy o_O
     
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    A different question is of course whether you have heard anyone say anything good about the Virtual Boy in general... XD

    But at least the Vita, like the Wii U, took a long time to get there you know, and the early years were pretty rough for big games.

    The Switch however has already equalled the Wii U's amount of big quality games in just one year! That's what makes it a little more surprising to me.
     
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    That is because the big guys and indie devs believe in it which is essential to make a console really good.
     
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    Yes, why don't you own one already?
     
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    Sorry my reply took a year to get to you. To answer your question, on the Nintendo side of things it's usually the Pokemon game that I use to justify purchasing my handhelds. With the 3DS I made the mistake of buying one, half a year before X&Y came out, this resulted in me only having Monster Hunter U3 to play with until I got the game I wanted; which sadly was not as good as I was hoping. I decided not to repeat the same mistake with the Switch, partially because my backlog of Vita&3DS games, and partially because I was too busy with School & work. As of December of 2019, I still do not own a Switch! Pokemon Let's Go didn't have any new features or story-lines that I cared for, if anything it took some away, so I just ended up watching the Let's Plays on YouTube to see If I had missed anything which I didn't. As for Pokemon Sword/Shield, the launch was a train-wreck. I cannot in good faith give Game Freak $60 for an up-scaled New Nintendo 3DS games, not one with half the Dex missing, not one that was built on lies. So I'm currently watching the Let's Play, which means that the eight PKMN Gen will be the first mainline generation that I'll probably skip. Without a must buy title, I cannot justify buying a Switch, which means I'll still be gaming on my Smartphone & Tablet when I'm up and about :(
     
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    It's always a bad idea to buy a console for just one or two games. I waited years before buying a PS4 and, even with about 6 titles that I wanted to play, I ended up selling the damn thing off, twice, due to lack of games of my interest. I bought the 3Ds about 4 or 5 times over the years, and sold off because of lack of games in my field also. If Pokemon are literally the only games on a Nintendo system you're interested in then, frankly, I'm surprised you even bothered with a 3DS prior.

    Having said that, I do love the Switch, if only for it's ports and retro titles. DOA: Extreme 3 is my most played title, and I love the Sega Ages and 2D shmups available.

    Regarding you're interests, however, I will suggest this; you might want to consider getting a Switch when Yokai Watch 4 hits the west, whenever that is. I bought YW4 when it first hit Japan and, to be frankly honest, this is what I think Pokemon Sword and Shield should have been. Better presentation, a more involving story, and more involving gameplay. I've not owned any of the previous Yokai Watch titles but, as a newbie to the series, I was thoroughly captivated by it. It's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but you only need to play it for about 10 minutes to figure out that Level 5 put a tonne of effort into making it a quality and worthwhile game. And this game is HUGE! Sure, my Japanese reading makes me play it at a much slower pace, but I've put almost 40 hours into it and, when looking at a video walkthrough on youtube that's split into about 120 parts, I'm only only up to part 26!
     
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