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super_etecoon said:
If you are interested in Mario Maker 2 (which you should be) they are offering a promotion which basically gets you the online service for $10 if you preorder the game.

Neat, just checked amazon here in Japan. Sounds like a good deal.

The online service subscription does stack, right? (My son already has a 1-year sub, would be great if this can stack on one more year for less than $10.)



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I'm on the verge too but still waiting for a couple more games to drop.



When you do decide to get the SD card go BIG. Yeah it'll cost you a bit but it's worth it. I prefer physical over digital (own 22 games physically) and I still have 100GB of digital downloads on my system. I bought the San Disk 200GB card and it's been great. The ability to have all your games ready to go and not need to swap them out is something that even the PS4 can't manage. I wouldn't consider anything less than 128GB and if you can afford it and if your use would warrant it I'd go for that 400GB or 512GB card ow yeah!



John2290 said:
I litterally have a tab open on my phone that stays on Argos' switch page that check every now and then for sales but I can not buy the system without extrenal storage, until the alow for it I can't buy into their ecosystem.

I want you Nintendo, I want to be inside you, playing some Mario oddessy but you just won't except my advances. Please let me take you home and bring you to bed. Accept my dongle. Let me store the memories we make together.

Let me guess... when you say external storage, you actually mean the ability to create backup save data for games.

You suffer from paranoia if that prevents you from buying a Switch. You see, on Switch you won't be buying games from EA, Ubisoft, Warner Bros. and the like who can't be bothered with quality assurance and therefore corrupted save data is a common occurence in their games. Once you have a Switch, you'll also learn that GBs of patches for virtually every game are not a normal thing. You must free your mind from the PlayStation context of gaming, because the things you are worried about do not exist in the world of Nintendo.



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RolStoppable said:
John2290 said:
I litterally have a tab open on my phone that stays on Argos' switch page that check every now and then for sales but I can not buy the system without extrenal storage, until the alow for it I can't buy into their ecosystem.

I want you Nintendo, I want to be inside you, playing some Mario oddessy but you just won't except my advances. Please let me take you home and bring you to bed. Accept my dongle. Let me store the memories we make together.

Let me guess... when you say external storage, you actually mean the ability to create backup save data for games.

You suffer from paranoia if that prevents you from buying a Switch. You see, on Switch you won't be buying games from EA, Ubisoft, Warner Bros. and the like who can't be bothered with quality assurance and therefore corrupted save data is a common occurence in their games. Once you have a Switch, you'll also learn that GBs of patches for virtually every game are not a normal thing. You must free your mind from the PlayStation context of gaming, because the things you are worried about do not exist in the world of Nintendo.

Save corruption is only a very small part of it. It's a handheld, the more time I put into it the more value it gains to me and the harder a loss of it would be. To have it stolen or break with unretrievble save data is the biggest problem I can imagine for any system I'd ever own post Memory cards. I have had every Nintendo handheld since the Gameboy colour, I need not feee my mind from anything, I just want to be able to back up a couple of hefty saves and since I WOULD be buying digitally for the most part it is now an absolute necessity.  



 

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John2290 said:

Save corruption is only a very small part of it. It's a handheld, the more time I put into it the more value it gains to me and the harder a loss of it would be. To have it stolen or break with unretrievble save data is the biggest problem I can imagine for any system I'd ever own post Memory cards. I have had every Nintendo handheld since the Gameboy colour, I need not feee my mind from anything, I just want to be able to back up a couple of hefty saves and since I WOULD be buying digitally for the most part it is now an absolute necessity.  

I am sure you already know that cloud saves are an option for subscribers of Nintendo's online service. But did you know that there's a standard of 5% cashback on all digital purchases that can be used for discounts on virtually anything, including the payment for the online service? In theory, the cashback you accumulate over the course of a year can be big enough to pay for the yearly subscription or at least reduce the sum to pocket change.

By the way, save data for physical and digital games gets stored in the exact same way, so physical or digital doesn't matter at all. There's a difference in cashback though: 5% for digital games, but only 1% for physical games.



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mZuzek said:
RolStoppable said:

3) A second set of Joy-Cons is only useful if you expect to play multiplayer with four people regularly. Otherwise, the purchase of a Pro Controller is more sensible, especially if you intend to use the console a lot to play games on a TV. The Pro Controller is more comfortable to hold than Joy-Cons with or without a Joy-Con grip.

3) I'd disagree about the Pro controller always being more comfortable than the Joy-Cons. I love the Joy-Cons for single-player games, they allow me to play in insanely comfortable positions - namely, in bed with covers on - that the Pro controller just wouldn't. When in "natural gaming position", though, yeah, Pro is always the way to go.

I would also add that I've found the Joycon in its grip to be more comfortable with 2D games and another games that might make use of the D-Pad.  The positioning of the buttons as a D-Pad is better than the Pro Controller and the buttons actually make for a fairly responsive D-Pad.



RolStoppable said:
John2290 said:

Save corruption is only a very small part of it. It's a handheld, the more time I put into it the more value it gains to me and the harder a loss of it would be. To have it stolen or break with unretrievble save data is the biggest problem I can imagine for any system I'd ever own post Memory cards. I have had every Nintendo handheld since the Gameboy colour, I need not feee my mind from anything, I just want to be able to back up a couple of hefty saves and since I WOULD be buying digitally for the most part it is now an absolute necessity.  

I am sure you already know that cloud saves are an option for subscribers of Nintendo's online service. But did you know that there's a standard of 5% cashback on all digital purchases that can be used for discounts on virtually anything, including the payment for the online service? In theory, the cashback you accumulate over the course of a year can be big enough to pay for the yearly subscription or at least reduce the sum to pocket change.

By the way, save data for physical and digital games gets stored in the exact same way, so physical or digital doesn't matter at all. There's a difference in cashback though: 5% for digital games, but only 1% for physical games.

I will look further into this but the online thing doesn't serve mw unless they extend the grace period indefinitely or at least sonething reasonable like 5 or 6 years. Save data shouldn't be held hostage at any rate even if I didn't mind adding another subscription to my life, which I don't, I am trying to reduce them.  

That is actually a great way for them to circumvent this, by adding save data to cartridges like the DS. I have to assume it is something that hurts their sales to some degree.



 

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Without reading any other posts, and assuming you're going portable whether you want to or not:

-Tempered glass screen protector
-decent carrying case

That's all you'll need for now. As time goes on, grab these as needed:
-Biggest memory card you can afford (better now than never)
-Pro controller
-Acer Battery Bank
-decent headphones
-third party stand



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