It is expensive…The initial cost of the Switch I kinda disagreed with but would have accepted. But then came the extras. Now I know I probably don’t need the Pro controller or the charging controller dock, but I know I’d need 2 more Joy Cons, and the sticker price was shocking…and would need to pay for the multiplayer service (which I would do for all of 1 game), and that’s a lot of money when you haven’t even purchased a game yet…
I’d give away my pre-order but I need to hang onto it for hopeful trading purposes to get the coveted unicorn of New 3DS units with dual IPS screens. I figure it would be an even trade since used confirmed dual IPS units are going for anywhere from $3-400 on ebay. A person might even be losing money to do the trade rather than sell on Ebay, true, but I know I will have the ace in my pocket for betting on Nintendo being Nintendo and nobody being able to get a Switch anytime soon on a store shelf. Then again, the same could be said for the New 3DS…hmm, ah well, I’m using my Switch for trade right now anyway.
Sidenote: I did lock in a pre-order for the Pikachu edition 3DS XL. Maybe I will get lucky and get at least a top screen IPS panel. If not, off to Ebay it goes, since I don’t think Gamestop will refund me on an open unit, nor allow me the royal treatment of letting me preview other units screens before picking mine out. It seems really silly but the IPS I have on mine is on the bottom, with the TN panel on top…where you’d prefer to have the IPS panel if you were to have one! I guess I shouldn’t complain since most are dual TN but it’s very obvious which screen is better when you have a hybrid unit like mine.
Lets hope that the Switch has IPS or better screens for everyone. I can’t imagine that on a device where you need to see it from multiple angles for several people to play off of (as they showed from their commercials) that it would not be IPS screen, but you never know! Of course the best units were the ones all on display during their reveal. I noticed some reviews from popular YouTubers and you better believe that the New 3DS’s they had all had IPS screens, at least for the top portion if not dual IPS. I even just checked yesterday my closest target and Best Buy and they each had a display model with the IPS screen on top (although they had TN screens on the bottom). Once you’ve seen the quality difference you can’t unsee it. It’s flagrant false advertising to show the demo unit with an IPS top screen when in your boxes you have TN screens. I worry for those who want the Switch that the units seen by people already are purposefully the best quality, while Nintendo may pawn off lesser quality for the masses later on.
As for clothing, yeah, that can buy a lot a decent clothes! Decent amount of games for consoles or PC you already have too!