Friday, March 03, 2017

Switch'd Off

The new Nintendo was released at midnight this morning.

I wrote about the console, named the Switch, when it was first announced last year. I mentioned that I was interested in it and would check to see how much it was.

Well, it's £279.99 and it isn't totally out of my price range because I did expect it to be around that figure. I just didn't really see the point in purchasing something that will end up collecting dust.

And here's why.

In 1992, I was given a Super Nintendo. Still one of the best consoles I've ever owned, if I say so myself.

In 1997,  I bought myself a Nintendo 64. Loved it.

In 2002, I bought a Nintendo GameCube on its launch day. I was not impressed. It is the worst gaming console I have owned.

In 2007, I bought a Nintendo Wii and liked it a lot. I played it a lot at first, but I haven't switched it on for many years.

I don't know whether it's because I'm older now. It can't be, can it? There are still people way older than me playing. I came to the decision that the Switch isn't for me.

But, I can change my mind on that any time.

Another thing I am intrigued to see today is whether stock sells out on its opening day. I had a look over at Amazon and it appears as though it has sold out there because the third party con artists are selling it at a ridiculous price in contrast to the actual retail cost.

Game has sold out, but is taking 'preorders' for the next batch.

Argos' website has been playing up when I ask to check stock in my local store. I don't know if this had anything to do with me trying at 7:30am in the morning, though.

I need to find out whether it does sell out because I predicted it at the start of the year!

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