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#5191 lastemp3ror   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1480 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:23 PM

Anyone in here doing the gamestop deal that allows you trade your old switch for $225 store credit and then using it towards the new switch? I think I am. I think for the $100 or so dollars more, it is worth the extra battery life, new warranty, and less wear and tear on both the console and controllers. The only thing that I am unsure of is how my data etc will transfer, or better yet, what is the best process of doing it. Any thoughts?



#5192 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   116 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:26 PM

Anyone in here doing the gamestop deal that allows you trade your old switch for $225 store credit and then using it towards the new switch? I think I am. I think for the $100 or so dollars more, it is worth the extra battery life, new warranty, and less wear and tear on both the console and controllers. The only thing that I am unsure of is how my data etc will transfer, or better yet, what is the best process of doing it. Any thoughts?

I'd rather wait til they actually upgrade the hardware itself.   Otherwise, paying an extra $75 for an extra 2 hours of battery life just seems like a waste of money.



#5193 madmatt213   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   240 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:50 PM

I'd rather wait til they actually upgrade the hardware itself.   Otherwise, paying an extra $75 for an extra 2 hours of battery life just seems like a waste of money.

Their other mentioned points push it to being worth the $75. Depending on how much portable use a Switch has gotten, there could be a lot of wear and tear, a used Switch battery is also going to be worst than a brand new battery, so we aren't looking at just 2 extra hours, you're also getting rid of a 2+ year old battery, and you also get a new warranty. People on Youtube have already done tear-downs of the joycons and they are redesigned too, but they weren't sure if the changes would be fixing the drift issue or not. Buying redesigned joycons by themselves would be $75.



#5194 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   2661 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:50 PM

It’s not just the battery.

New upgraded joycons
Battery
New warranty.

Edit: also.. at least you know you can get $225 for your current switch. When this deal ends, I’m betting gamestop will have 2 switch model prices for trade-ins. Launch switch being worth less than the “new” version.

#5195 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   68983 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 04:06 PM

Anyone in here doing the gamestop deal that allows you trade your old switch for $225 store credit and then using it towards the new switch? I think I am. I think for the $100 or so dollars more, it is worth the extra battery life, new warranty, and less wear and tear on both the console and controllers. The only thing that I am unsure of is how my data etc will transfer, or better yet, what is the best process of doing it. Any thoughts?

I always hate these deals because I want to get the new Switch, take it home, and then transfer my data over to make sure it goes smoothly before actually trading it in.



#5196 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   2661 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 04:09 PM

I always hate these deals because I want to get the new Switch, take it home, and then transfer my data over to make sure it goes smoothly before actually trading it in.

This is what I’m doing tonight if they have a new one. I have $250+ worth in games for the trade deal, get the new one and do the transfer and come back in a few days to trade in current switch.

#5197 doodofdoods   Prinny Powered CAGiversary!   3238 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 04:26 PM

Anyone in here doing the gamestop deal that allows you trade your old switch for $225 store credit and then using it towards the new switch? I think I am. I think for the $100 or so dollars more, it is worth the extra battery life, new warranty, and less wear and tear on both the console and controllers. The only thing that I am unsure of is how my data etc will transfer, or better yet, what is the best process of doing it. Any thoughts?


Definitely considering it. I've never done a console trade in swap like this before so I have no idea how the transfer process will go. I've read some gamestop's let you do it in store.

#5198 Komentra   (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ CAGiversary!   2932 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2019 - 04:57 PM

Just a FYI if you get a new console you’ll lose your playtime if you care about that kinda thing.

Got a new console, redownloaded enter the gungeon, and now it says “played for the first time x hours ago” despite using the same Nintendo account. I guess they keep all that data stored locally which is a very Nintendo thing to do.

#5199 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   2728 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2019 - 05:14 PM

I'd rather wait til they actually upgrade the hardware itself.   Otherwise, paying an extra $75 for an extra 2 hours of battery life just seems like a waste of money.

Same here.  I mostly play docked and even when I don't the battery last longer than my desire to game.   When they finally do make one with a seriously upgraded processor/video/ram ... I'll buy it and keep my original because I have kids and it's also super hackable unlike the new models with the new processors.   I won't hack it now, but in 10 years when the switch market is dead and everyone has moved on... it will be a nice upgrade from my PSP-Go.



#5200 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   68983 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 05:18 PM

Just a FYI if you get a new console you’ll lose your playtime if you care about that kinda thing.

Got a new console, redownloaded enter the gungeon, and now it says “played for the first time x hours ago” despite using the same Nintendo account. I guess they keep all that data stored locally which is a very Nintendo thing to do.

Doesn't a transfer move that sort of info over to the new Switch intact?



#5201 Dranakin   Member Since Oct 2003 CAGiversary!   2867 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2019 - 05:40 PM

Need some reassurance?


I see that you previous participated in the discussion on digital vs physical we've been having, so thank you for offering!

#5202 Tell Em Steve-Dave   Prank superstar!! CAGiversary!   3661 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Tell Em Steve-Dave

Posted 14 August 2019 - 06:51 PM

How has availability been with the new model? Strongly debating the trade but...

#5203 EvilutionDesigns  

EvilutionDesigns

Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:23 PM

Doesn't a transfer move that sort of info over to the new Switch intact?


It does. He probably just changed which switch his account was on without doing the transfer.

#5204 camperinabush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   972 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 10:34 PM

I'd rather wait til they actually upgrade the hardware itself. Otherwise, paying an extra $75 for an extra 2 hours of battery life just seems like a waste of money.


The battery is actually the same, and ironically it IS the hardware that’s giving the better battery life. The Switch Lite and Switch both have a new Tegra processor that allows better performance, less heat, and some report more stable frame rates and resolution.

#5205 EvilutionDesigns  

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 12:01 AM

This is the best comparison of the OG vs V2 Switch I’ve found so far. They actually scientifically measure some differences.



#5206 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5415 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:05 AM

I'll wait for a slick special edition or the pro-level upgrade. This is a decent deal tho.

#5207 Komentra   (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ CAGiversary!   2932 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2019 - 03:32 AM

Doesn't a transfer move that sort of info over to the new Switch intact?

I think so. I didn’t do a transfer. I just got the new console and redownloaded my games & cloud saves.

#5208 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   2661 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 15 August 2019 - 04:04 AM

Doesn't a transfer move that sort of info over to the new Switch intact?

 

 

I think so. I didn’t do a transfer. I just got the new console and redownloaded my games & cloud saves.

 

I just got home with the "new" Switch and started the transfer.

Yes it does carry over the hours played etc details, it shows 75 hours on DQB2 right at the top of my user page on the new switch.

Peeled the glass screen protector off the old Switch and put it on the new one.. with a few bubbles. I have a new one coming tomorrow from Amazon.. wasn't even thinking about that part when I decided to take advantage of the trade deal.

 

And for anyone that is wondering, the transfer is simple. I have 3 accounts on my switch. Main, Mexico and Japan accounts for deals etc. You have to transfer each account one at a time, Main took 15-20 minutes and the other two took maybe 3 each since they dont have any actual data.

 

I wanted to wait for a "pro" as well but I just know that as soon as this $225 deal ends.. GS will have two price points for Switch trade-ins.



#5209 lastemp3ror   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1480 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:24 AM

I just got home with the "new" Switch and started the transfer.

Yes it does carry over the hours played etc details, it shows 75 hours on DQB2 right at the top of my user page on the new switch.

Peeled the glass screen protector off the old Switch and put it on the new one.. with a few bubbles. I have a new one coming tomorrow from Amazon.. wasn't even thinking about that part when I decided to take advantage of the trade deal.

 

And for anyone that is wondering, the transfer is simple. I have 3 accounts on my switch. Main, Mexico and Japan accounts for deals etc. You have to transfer each account one at a time, Main took 15-20 minutes and the other two took maybe 3 each since they dont have any actual data.

 

I wanted to wait for a "pro" as well but I just know that as soon as this $225 deal ends.. GS will have two price points for Switch trade-ins.

thanks for the info. Would you mind elaborating a bit more? When you say "transfer", did you have to do anything special with your original switch before trading it in to prepare for the new one? Also, did you just go online with the new one and download the online saves etc and that did the trick? 



#5210 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   2661 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 02:27 PM

thanks for the info. Would you mind elaborating a bit more? When you say "transfer", did you have to do anything special with your original switch before trading it in to prepare for the new one? Also, did you just go online with the new one and download the online saves etc and that did the trick?

Basically this.
https://www.nintendo...ta-1294746.html
There is this same article on the us nintendo site (just couldn’t easily find it atm..) that has a video also.

#5211 lastemp3ror   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1480 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 03:25 PM

Basically this.
https://www.nintendo...ta-1294746.html
There is this same article on the us nintendo site (just couldn’t easily find it atm..) that has a video also.

Thanks. So you actually bought the new version without trading in the old one for it first. Then transferred the data using both consoles, then went back to GS to trade in the old console?



#5212 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   68983 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 03:41 PM

The new deals from the past few days:

 

:switch: Pre-orders

Eight-Minute Empire - $12.74 - 15% Off - Ends 9/3

Heave Ho - $8.99 - 10% Off - Ends 8/29

Oninaki - $44.99 - 10% Off - Ends 8/21

Pantsu Hunter: Back to the 90s - $11.04 - 15% Off - Ends 8/28

Whipseey and the Lost Atlas - $5.39 - 10% Off - Ends 8/26

 

:switch:

12 is Better Than 6 - $4.99 - 50% Off - Ends 8/18

36 Fragments of Midnight - $1.79 - 40% Off - Ends 8/25

Animal Hunter Z - $4.99 - 50% Off - Ends 8/27

Bingo for Nintendo Switch - $2.49 - 50% Off - Ends 8/27

Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King - $7.49 - 50% Off - Ends 9/4

Blue Rider - $4.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/4

Chiki-Chiki Boxy Pro Wrestling - $9.89 - 33% Off - Ends 9/3

Citizens of Space - $11.99 - 20% Off - Ends 8/19

Coffee Crisis - $3.33 - 67% Off - Ends 9/4

Devious Dungeon - $4.79 - 40% Off - Ends 8/25

DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders - $23.99 - 40% Off - Ends 8/26

Farm Together - $16.99 - 15% Off - Ends 8/19

Geki Yaba Runner Anniversary Edition - $0.99 - 67% Off - Ends 9/4

Ginger: Beyond the Crystal - $7.99 - 60% Off - Ends 8/19

Gris - $10.19 - 40% Off - Ends 8/22

Iro Hero - $3.89 - 70% Off - Ends 9/4

Lines X - $0.74 - 25% Off - Ends 9/1

Lost Sea - $4.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/4

Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 2 - $29.99 - 50% Off - Ends 8/29

My Big Sister - $4.19 - 30% Off - Ends 8/25

The Mystery of Woolley Mountain - $3.24 - 75% Off - Ends 8/21

Never Give Up - $13.49 - 15% Off - Ends 8/20

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas - $7.49 - 50% Off - Ends 9/4

Our World Is Ended - $44.99 - 25% Off - Ends 8/22

PAW Patrol: On a Roll! - $23.99 - 40% Off - Ends 8/26

PC Building Simulator - $17.99 - 10% Off - Ends 8/20

Peace, Death! Complete Edition - $1.99 - 60% Off - Ends 8/18

Plantera Deluxe - $2.99 - 40% Off - Ends 8/25

Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition - $2.99 - 40% Off - Ends 8/25

Sudoku Universe - $4.89 - 30% Off - Ends 8/31

UglyDolls: An Imperfect Adventure - $23.99 - 40% Off - Ends 8/26

Urban Trial Playgrounds - $2.99 - 80% Off - Ends 8/29

Urban Trial Playgrounds Deluxe Edition - $3.59 - 80% Off - Ends 8/29

Utopia 9: A Volatile Vacation - $1.99 - 80% Off - Ends 9/4

Valkyria Chronicles - $11.99 - 40% Off - Ends 8/19

Venture Kid - $5.00 - 50% Off - Ends 9/4

Warlocks 2: God Slayers - $5.99 - 67% Off - Ends 9/4

 

:switch: Add-ons

Farm Together - Chickpea Pack - $3.39 - 15% Off - Ends 8/19

Farm Together - Ginger Pack - $3.39 - 15% Off - Ends 8/19

Farm Together - Jalapeno Pack - $3.39 - 15% Off - Ends 8/19

Farm Together - Mistletoe Pack - $3.39 - 15% Off - Ends 8/19

Farm Together - Supporters Pack - $1.69 - 15% Off - Ends 8/19

Farm Together - Wasabi Pack - $3.39 - 15% Off - Ends 8/19

Pinball FX3 - Universal Classics Pinball - $4.99 - 50% Off - Ends 8/22

 

I'll get the new stuff added today done tonight since I'll be gone the rest of the day.



#5213 VoltaicOwl  

VoltaicOwl

Posted 15 August 2019 - 03:47 PM

Whoa, GRIS finally got a decent sale.  I might have to jump on that one.



#5214 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   2661 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 15 August 2019 - 03:48 PM

Thanks. So you actually bought the new version without trading in the old one for it first. Then transferred the data using both consoles, then went back to GS to trade in the old console?

Yes. You can do it in store also, I just didn’t have the time to do it during the day. Like I said earlier I had a bunch of games I traded in to negate most of the cost anyway. I wasn’t sure I was going to just buy the new switch, basically decided yesterday morning before I left for work.
Taking the old switch in tonight.

#5215 tonyvx  

Posted 15 August 2019 - 03:53 PM

Whoa, GRIS finally got a decent sale.  I might have to jump on that one.

 

You should, it is amazing. I mostly watched my partner play it, occasionally helping with puzzles. One of the most beautiful games on Switch easily.



#5216 lastemp3ror   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1480 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 03:57 PM

Man is Captain Toad ever going to go on sale in the US? I have been waiting on that and Bayonetta 2. I don't think either have been on sale. Crazy



#5217 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   2661 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 04:05 PM

Physical yes.. digital never. I’m in same boat but I do have the physical.
https://www.dekudeal...reasure-tracker

#5218 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2344 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 04:19 PM

Oninaki with that Switch tax. Damn.

#5219 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9428 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2019 - 05:37 PM

Oniaki seems too high priced everywhere IMHO. That looks like a $30 or less game to me. 



#5220 lastemp3ror   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1480 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

lastemp3ror

Posted 15 August 2019 - 05:59 PM

Physical yes.. digital never. I’m in same boat but I do have the physical.
https://www.dekudeal...reasure-tracker

Yeah my issue is that the digital version is currently on sale overseas, and it has been on sale a few times now. While for some reason, it never goes on sale state side.