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What is the MOST you would pay for a Switch? [POLL]


Poll: What is the MOST you would pay for a Switch? [POLL]

What is the MOST you would pay for a Switch?

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#1 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2274 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:28 PM

Per title, the MOST -- not what you would like to pay, but what you're willing to pay before saying, "I'm not buying this." 

 

 



#2 panasonic   Joanna Dark CAGiversary!   4802 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:41 PM

$149. its fucking old outdated tech. Will be glad to be proven wrong in January. Hoping they add android to it too.



#3 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2274 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 12:23 AM

$149. its fucking old outdated tech. Will be glad to be proven wrong in January. Hoping they add android to it too.

OMG no way. That is less than a 3ds lol. 



#4 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9335 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 01:46 AM

$149. its fucking old outdated tech. Will be glad to be proven wrong in January. Hoping they add android to it too.

 

What the Fuck are you taking and may I have a few?

All tech is out dated, that's how Tech works.

I'm going $299.



#5 Sporkis   Will Duel 4 Mead! CAGiversary!   1773 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2016 - 02:03 AM

For me, probably around $220 maybe less.  While the tech is a issue, it's not the only one.  I don't care for gimmicks, I've been burned by the WiiU, I'll believe the 3rd party support when I see it as we've heard that one before from them, and I just plain old dislike Nintendo's mentality/decision making in the past few years as it's been a real turn off.

 

If anything the only way I can see this in a appealing light is not to look at it as a home console, but as a 3ds successor portable that just happens to be able to hook up to a tv.
 



#6 matrix9280   CAGiversary! Banned   1839 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 03:06 AM

Last I checked it was called Nintendo Switch not third party Switch. If it have enough good Nintendo games I'll see what I can do. If it don't then I won't.



#7 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2274 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:20 AM

$299 will be the sweet spot for mass market appeal IMO. But my gut tells me it will be $349 with some throw away online game.

#8 matrix9280   CAGiversary! Banned   1839 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 11:12 AM

$299 will be the sweet spot for mass market appeal IMO. But my gut tells me it will be $349 with some throw away online game.

 

Oh hell no. PS4 going for 250. Xbone the same. If the new Nintendo System goes for more than that then they a damn fool. If the price starts with 3 then they a god damn fool.



#9 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2274 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 01:55 PM

Oh hell no. PS4 going for 250. Xbone the same. If the new Nintendo System goes for more than that then they a damn fool. If the price starts with 3 then they a god damn fool.


I'd argeee with you, but Nintendo has been called a fool in the past only to prove everyone wrong.

#10 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9335 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 03:29 PM

Oh hell no. PS4 going for 250. Xbone the same. If the new Nintendo System goes for more than that then they a damn fool. If the price starts with 3 then they a god damn fool.

 

Because the PoS4 and the XB We Can't Count have been out longer so they have gotten cheaper. They weren't $250 when they first came out. Just like 3-4 years from now the Switch will be cheaper too.



#11 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2521 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 07:18 PM

Because the PoS4 and the XB We Can't Count have been out longer so they have gotten cheaper. They weren't $250 when they first came out. Just like 3-4 years from now the Switch will be cheaper too.

While true, the fact is that when a customer looks at his/her options, and sees the Switch is technically less powerful than the PS4/Xbone, the ultimate question will be whether the take-anywhere gimmick and Nintendo's library are enough to justify the premium.  Of course, for most in this forum, the answer will be "yes."  But I have serious reservations whether the mass public will see it the same way.  

 

Given their competition, I think $199-229 is the perfect price range for this device to have the best chance at selling huge numbers. I don't think Nintendo will come it at that price, though.  I fear $299 will be too much, and anything over that is just exponentially increasing the odds that Switch limps out of the gate, or sees sales fall flat after the faithful buy it.  

 

I'm going to wait for (the inevitable?) price drop.  $199 and frankly, only if/when Nintendo releases the next true Mario,   Zelda, and there are at least 8 other games I want (and by Zelda I mean the one after Breath of the Wild - no way I'm blindly dropping hundreds of dollars to play that Zelda game, especially given I'm not at all convinced this open-world Zelda is the right direction for the franchise).



#12 vic_x51   World Warrior CAGiversary!   2152 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2016 - 07:35 PM

Where's the zero dollars option.

#13 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9335 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 08:44 PM

Every time Nintendo releases a console I think everyone forgets who Nintendo really is. Nintendo isn't in a fight with Sony or MS, they are in a fight with mobile phones and tablets. People for the past 20 years have been buying two consoles, Nintendo's for the games and Sony or MS for the shooting type games. That can continue with the Switch.



#14 Burning Karma   Ready for the mosh pit, shaka brah CAGiversary!   881 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 09:56 PM

If I wanted it day one: $349.

 

Realistically, no more than $250. I didn't buy a Wii U so I can't see buying a Switch for a long time, if at all.



#15 Sporkis   Will Duel 4 Mead! CAGiversary!   1773 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:43 PM

Every time Nintendo releases a console I think everyone forgets who Nintendo really is. Nintendo isn't in a fight with Sony or MS, they are in a fight with mobile phones and tablets. People for the past 20 years have been buying two consoles, Nintendo's for the games and Sony or MS for the shooting type games. That can continue with the Switch.

 

I can kind of agree with with the mobile point.  But that's even worse for them as that is a fight they'll never ever win.  At least not with their own proprietary hardware and they know it by the fact their making mobile games now.

 

Also for the record I didn't buy a ps4 for any shooting type game btw, I think out of the 30+ I have for it only 1 falls into that category.
 



#16 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2521 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 12:42 AM

Every time Nintendo releases a console I think everyone forgets who Nintendo really is. Nintendo isn't in a fight with Sony or MS, they are in a fight with mobile phones and tablets. People for the past 20 years have been buying two consoles, Nintendo's for the games and Sony or MS for the shooting type games. That can continue with the Switch.

Green Giant - I know you mean well, and I like Nintendo as much as any other Nintendo gamer, but I'm lost on some of your arguments here.  I absolutely have not forgotten who Nintendo is, and I also for one have never bought into Nintendo's PR delusion that it isn't competing with Sony or Microsoft.  There has and always will be ONE gaming industry.  In fact, one could say that today - more than ever - there is a single gaming industry.  It's why MS has bled Xbox into Windows, and why even Nintendo is making mobile games.  

 

Nintendo has insisted since the N64 days that it was never competing with Sony, and then for the Gamecube, argued it wasn't competing with Sony or Microsoft.  That's just plain nonsense.

 

Nintendo also has argued its handhelds don't compete with Apple iPhones or Android devices.  Whenever the press ask them, why, Nintendo has never provided a satisfying answer.   Ultimately, it's a load of corporate bull, and if they truly believe that today (and I don't they do), they're in for a terrible time come March.  I have to add that these sorts of comments also display a level of arrogance and smugness that has led Nintendo to make some awfully piss-poor decisions in past few generations.  "The dark era," as Justin from Gamescoop has described that period for Nintendo.  

 

Nintendo absolutely IS competing for the same core gamer as Sony, MS, and mobile players.  That Switch video was basically catered to those players.  The inclusion of Skyrim was a plea to those players, albeit most critics have considered it the wrong game to have shown.  For the Switch to succeed, it HAS to go beyond the faithful; it has to capture Sony gamers, MS gamers, and tablet/OS/Android players.  The Nintendo base isn't enough to carry a system anymore.  

 

The Player One Podcast hit the nail on the head with the slowing enthusiasm on the Switch.  Their most recent eppy talked exactly about the market conditions and the souring taste gamers are starting to have as the reality of the specs settle in.  Even Ethan, who is a diehard Nintendo enthusiast, paints a bleak picture for the Switch and see it as potentially the last of Nintendo's proprietary consoles.  It's a sentiment that's starting to become more widespread -- DLC and Nintendo Voice also are starting to sound alarms on the forecast for this machine.

 

Sure, it's all wait-and-see, and I sincerely HOPE Switch does well, but I think a lot of the things Nintendo wants to do with it are contrary to where the industry and the gaming populace are headed.

 

Second, I'm also at a loss at your statement that people buy PS4 and Xbone for shooters.  I have 40+ games on my PS4 and 100+ games on my PS3 and 200+ on my 360 and I can honestly say the number of shooters on those systems amount to fewer than ten.  In fact for my PS4, I have only 1 shooter (and it's one some wouldn't even consider a shooter).  To say people only buy those systems for shooters is a generality that neglects the wide variety of third party games that are essential to satisfying today's gamers.  

 

This is why the lack of third parties will probably wind up dealing the deathblow (again) on the Switch.  We all know Nintendo's games will be amazing, but their games look and feel very Nintendo.  

 

Lastly - I've heard a lot of talk of Nintendo just re-releasing their Wii U games on Switch.  Well, while that's great, as Jared from Gamescoop pointed out, they better have NEW games, too, because they need as many of us 13 million Wii U owners to support the Switch, and I have no problems saying that re-released Wii U games won't do anything to convince those who feel burned by the Wii U to go in on the Switch.  I'm also not at all convinced that re-releasing Wii U games will do all that much to even get people to buy it.  After all, none of those games did much to expand the Wii U base, so I don't see how old Wii U releases can do much to move Switch units.  

 

If all Nintendo gets is Skyrim and AAA games from the PS3/360 era, it WILL be Nintendo's last dedicated console.  Period. 



#17 KillerRamen   OMG Lilac PSP! CAGiversary!   3649 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2016 - 05:13 AM

Honestly, I don't even see the NS as a dedicated console. To me it looks like a portable with a docking function and I'm pretty excited to pick one up for when I go to conferences and want something to play when I go back to the hotel. 

 

I'd bite at $350 at launch, but I'm not sure I want to pay much more without a library of games. If the NS is truly the successor to the 3DS, then I don't think it will have too much trouble getting 3rd party support and Nintendo's development teams won't be split between systems anymore, which would be nice.



#18 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2521 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 06:34 AM

Honestly, I don't even see the NS as a dedicated console. To me it looks like a portable with a docking function and I'm pretty excited to pick one up for when I go to conferences and want something to play when I go back to the hotel. 

 

I'd bite at $350 at launch, but I'm not sure I want to pay much more without a library of games. If the NS is truly the successor to the 3DS, then I don't think it will have too much trouble getting 3rd party support and Nintendo's development teams won't be split between systems anymore, which would be nice.

But remember the Switch is a HOME console on the go, not a hand-held machine.  Nintendo's messaging is that you'll get home console games, and that is the marketing line they're going with.  I'm not saying the Switch may end up with a lot of 3DS-like software, but at the beginning, I'd be surprised if Nintendo allows 3rd parties to just bring those kinds of games to the device.  They're aiming for a successor to the Wii U.  I think the fact that they've continued to release new 2DS/3DS machines this holiday shows they're trying to keep the 2DS/3DS afloat in the scenario that the Switch bombs, or needs more time to get its install base up.



#19 Thatguy1513   Him again.... CAGiversary!   2595 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 08:17 PM

Hmm... I don't see an option for any price if they announce a fire emblem game for it or $0 if they don't...

#20 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2274 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 08:28 PM

Hmm... I don't see an option for any price if they announce a fire emblem game for it or $0 if they don't...

Wouldn't that be the best? A FE game that fully leverages the Switch's power? Man. That would be incredible. 

 

A Metroid game in the spirit of Prime -- where THERE ARE NO NPCs AND NO DIALOGUE -- would also compel me to get one. 



#21 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2521 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 01:13 AM

Wouldn't that be the best? A FE game that fully leverages the Switch's power? Man. That would be incredible. 

 

A Metroid game in the spirit of Prime -- where THERE ARE NO NPCs AND NO DIALOGUE -- would also compel me to get one. 

I really don't need another Prime game.  Just give us a freaking 2D Metroid game.  Heck, I'll even take a HD remake of the original (and yes, I know there's one on the GBA).  I mean a whole re-make - a way to reintroduce Samus to a new gen of players.



#22 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22543 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:17 PM

I want to see what the actual hardware is and want to hold the unit in my hands before I say for sure. Making things modular usually results in some inconveniences. Plus, I also feel like there's some major feature Nintendo's holding back... 

 

But right now, I wouldn't pay more than $250 for it. The Shield launched at $200 so I don't see why this would be more than $250, unless the modified chip they're using is significantly more powerful than the K1 in the Shield. 



#23 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2521 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 04:18 AM

We need to redo this poll.  It should include at least 1 option for LESS THAN $249 since there are many (like me) who will wait until this thing drops in price.  We should also consider adding another choice - "Not interested at any price."  

 

As it is now, I'm not taking the poll since I'm not willing to pay any of those prices.



#24 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11526 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 08:36 PM

$250.

 

I'm waiting two years after launch anyways because my backlog is too big. I still have Wii U games to finish, and my 3DS is hardly touched.

Also from what I've seen/read the tech is not impressive. It's supposedly less powerful then a XBox One. So just like the Wii U I'm basically just looking at exclusive games so all games will run better on the X1 (and the Scorpio is out in the fall) PS4 and maybe even my PC. So the game selection will be extremely limited for me.

 

If they are pricing it at $300 it has to have a real good pack in title at worst. I won't touch it higher then $300.



#25 Indiana   Over 3 decades of gaming! CAGiversary!   3143 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:24 PM

This poll is broken 199 is the most I would pay. If it is over $249 it will flop.

#26 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2274 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 01:34 AM

A report came out saying it would be priced at $245 give or take.

#27 matrix9280   CAGiversary! Banned   1839 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 06:21 PM

Is it more powerful than Wii U? Does it have the better graphics?



#28 panasonic   Joanna Dark CAGiversary!   4802 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2017 - 11:00 PM

Is it more powerful than Wii U? Does it have the better graphics?

 

Its about the strength of a Nvidia Shield TV according the latest information. And its graphically impressive games are DOOM 3 remastered in 1080p and Metal Gear Rising..... At the worst its WiiU with 1080p not 720p. 



#29 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2521 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:06 AM

Is it more powerful than Wii U? Does it have the better graphics?

If it is, it's not by much.  Most reports seems to suggest it's in between the Wii U and the PS4/Xbone.  That shouldn't really be that surprising given Switch is a hybrid device, and that Nintendo would be committing kubuki if the MSRP exceeds $300.  

 

There's just no economically feasible way of making a handheld that is as powerful as the PS4/Xbone without breaking the bank.  That said, given the Scorpio is right around the corner and should be making a BIG splash at E3, and Sony poised to have to answer back with something either at E3 or later at Tokyo Game Show or PSX, my fear is that the Switch will not only be technically outdated, but flatly overshadowed by its peers within months.

 

No way will the Switch be able to compete spec-wise.  We know it will have great Nintendo games, but sadly, if I had to predict the outcome based on what we know, I don't see how the Switch sells much more than 15-20 million units, and suffers a life-cycle similar or identical to the Wii U.

 

It'll get third party support out of the gate, and the Nintendo loyals will snap 'em up so supply will be tight for the first few months.  Then, about 9-14 months in, it'll become clear that third parties have abandoned the system, and Nintendo will again be left as the only software provider.  None of the AAA games will show up, and what we're left with is a crippled handheld with a library that's substantially smaller than the DS/2DS/3DS.

 

I want to be wrong, but the excitement even among the gaming podcast community seems to be very limited.  I think Jose on IGN's NVC is absolutely right when he said people will either love it or hate it, and that there will be no middle-ground.  Problem is the market seems to be telling hardware manufacturers that people are becoming less and less interested in carrying around dual devices, especially devices that can't do multiple tasks.  That trend is a bad sign for the Switch, and it's hard to see what Nintendo could offer besides Nintendo's games to change that trajectory.

 

Like I've said elsewhere, at least we all get one more Nintendo console ... before they become a third party.



#30 Josh5890   For AC New Leaf 3DS- 3110-4025-7228 CAGiversary!   3029 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:16 PM

What the Fuck are you taking and may I have a few?

All tech is out dated, that's how Tech works.

I'm going $299.

The number 1 rule about buying anything, it is out of date as soon as you walk out of the store with it.