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Does anyone remain on Rllmuk who doesn't own or want one? I doubt there's anyone on this forum except for the remaining few Xbox fanboys at a guess.

 

Am I wrong?

 

Or have you joined the Wii U ports and 10 year old indie games bandwagon like everyone else? ^_^

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Why would people with Xboxes not have one? Bit of a weird comment.

 

Anyway, I have one but I don’t play on it any more. I had great fun with Zelda, Mario and Kart, but outside of those there’s nothing I’m really interested in, except for Metroid when that finally arrives. I’ve got no interest in handheld gaming though and I would have preferred it if they’d have just released a proper home console without cramming in all the portability. I’d much rather sit down and play on my big TV with as fancy graphics as possible. Even my two boys don’t bother with it any more. 

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I've just bought one for my son (mostly) for Christmas. He's gonna be playing Zelda, Mario Odyssy, Labo, Pookemon and whatever else.

He'll be able to do this in a number of ways not limited by me using the tv.

I'm looking forward to some 1 2 Switch on Christmas day.

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I own one. I think they’re pretty shit with fuck all games but I own a PC and don’t play on the move so I’m not the target market. Beyond Metroid, which I’m still unsure will be that good, there’s nothing on the horizon. I’d sell it if someone would pick it up but I can’t be arsed posting. 

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Too much stuff keeping me busy on platforms I already own (PS4, PC (ish), mobile (I guess?)); and I'm afraid a number of recurring Nintendo names (Zelda, Smash, Metroid) do nothing for me (although the newer stuff they have - ARMS, etc - looks fun.)

 

I've played a bit of co-op Odyssey with my nephew on his Switch and I can definitely see the appeal - and the Vita and PSP proved that the concept has potential - but there isn't really room in my gaming schedule for another console and another library of games I need to keep up with.

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I was thinking of getting one, but really couldn't justify the cost for the handful of games I want to play.

 

Fortuntately, it seems a friend who doesn't use his is going to lend me it for a bit. I'm up for some Zelda, Mario, Bayonetta 2, Into the Breach and maybe Fire Emblem if it's early next year. After that there's a good chance I'll be done with it too.

 

Mostly the issue is the cost of games and the fact I don't really have use for a handheld at the moment. For any multiplatform game it'd make much more sense to get the PS4 version.

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Have no interest whatsoever. 90% of the releases I'm interested in I've either played or can get cheaper on the PC. I have no interest in playing it handheld. 

 

I do like the irony of the whole "who wants to play console games on the go" argument aimed at the Vita or PSP is now not a thing cos its Nintendo.

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58 minutes ago, Pockets said:

I own one. I think they’re pretty shit with fuck all games but I own a PC and don’t play on the move so I’m not the target market

 

I think it's been very good for gaming though, I've seen people getting into indie games through the system, moving out of their comfort zone and dipping their toe into different genres.

 

Stuff that'd get swamped by the endless tidal wave of trash on steam is actually selling copies on the platform meaning that devs are getting to eat and can keep making games.

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I don't own one, and probably never will. The PSP and Vita already tried the 'full fat console games on a handheld' approach and it turned out to be not much of a selling point. I want different things from my portable titles.

 

Also I've been getting increasingly irritated by the way the existence of a Switch version appears to determine if a game is worth having or not, in this community at least.

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I bought one for Zelda, loved it then sold it as nothing else I wanted to play on it. Still isn't really. Never really used it handheld at all as didn't enjoy it.

 

Might pick one up for my daughter in a year or two as a first console and I can play Odyssey suchlike with her.

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I've almost single handedly kept the indie and Neo Geo port markets afloat over the past eighteen months. Can't afford to fix the boiler but I have every game in the Strikers 1945 series at my fuckin fingertips, snuggled into a Satisfye grip. 

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I had no interest in one until about 3 weeks ago when I heard a cricket game was coming out for it. Big Bash Boom is now out and it’s a bit rubbish apparently but now I find myself searching hot uk deals repeatedly throughout the day waiting for a price to make me bite. 

 

I do enjoy handheld gaming. Had a psp, still have a vita and 3ds. None of them have ever truly delivered what I want from a handheld device. I have now unwittingly convinced myself the switch will.

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2 hours ago, NEG said:

Does anyone remain on Rllmuk who doesn't own or want one? I doubt there's anyone on this forum except for the remaining few Xbox fanboys at a guess.

  

Am I wrong?

 

Or have you joined the Wii U ports and 10 year old indie games bandwagon like everyone else? ^_^

Don't kid yourself. You'll jump on as soon as they announce Timesplitters 2&3, Sega Soccer Slam and the Super Monkey Ball Trilogy.

 

(Believe :omg:)

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1 hour ago, Down by Law said:

I've never had one, I don't like the joycons and I think 280 quid is an absurd price for what you get. -_-

 

 

It's the nicest tech product I've ever bought - it still impresses me with what it can actually do. It's such a small little thing out of the dock and the little touches like the sound effect when you slide the joycons back in always makes me smile.

 

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I was mad into it in 2017. Zelda, Mario, Splatoon 2 all contributed to the greatest ever year of gaming. However, this year has been a massive let down so I’ve pretty much lost interest in it.

 

Bought a few 2d games earlier in the year like Hollow Knight, Celeste et al because everyone here was saying how unbelievable they were (they were lying). I had all the WiiU games which have been ported so that didn’t really do much for me. The release of Dark Souls recently was pretty good it but could’ve done with an easy mode.

 

Just hope some Metroid news comes out at the game awards as outside of that and Yoshi, the future of the console is currently looking worse than the last few years of the WiiU. 

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Yeah the grinding aspect of the game is a bit shit so there should be an easy mode option. All the stats and that are a bit obtuse too. Would be nice to have some sort of map too. Other than that it’s pretty good. 

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I should lap up the Switch, but I couldn't care less about owning one. I've loved my SNES, N64 (incredibly briefly, that one), GBA, Gamecube, DS, Wii (more or less) and Wii U. But I've got a Wii U and I've got Mario Kart 8 and Breath of the Wild and DK Tropical Freeze and Hyrule Warriors and NSMBU and so on and I don't feel like paying again for exactly the same games, so soon (yet again). Also I'd feel like it'd need to replace my Wii U but when I've got just about every Super Mario game available on the first screen, a load of Zeldas on the second, including things that just aren't available on Switch it's just not something to give up. Mario Odyssey I'm missing out on, but that's literally it and I've got no interest whatsoever in anything else you can only get on Switch. And everything besides that I can get for a fraction of the price on Xbox, PS4 or PC anyway. 

 

So that's why I don't care, really. For me it's like a less good Wii U but with hardware that's what the Wii U should've been in the first place. They're both half of a great system. Can see why people like it, but I couldn't find it much less interesting. Kind of sad, really. 

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