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Barkley said:
Chrkeller said:

The PSP was $250.  In comparison the Switch offers:

1) Better graphics

2) Larger screen

3) Higher resolution screen

4) Removable controllers

5) Ability to play at home via a dock

And the conclusion is the Switch is overpriced?  Yeah, you are clueless.  

What? How can you compare specs/price of systems that launched 13 years apart? xD

"My Xbox One X demolishes the ps2 so it's good value."

I'm not saying the Switch isn't good value, just that this argument is bizarre.

And the Xbox X cost more than the ps2 did.  That is in fact the point.  Technology improves and costs money.  The Switch is $50 more than what the PSP was.  The price point is where it should be.  



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Chrkeller said:
Barkley said:

What? How can you compare specs/price of systems that launched 13 years apart? xD

"My Xbox One X demolishes the ps2 so it's good value."

I'm not saying the Switch isn't good value, just that this argument is bizarre.

And the Xbox X cost more than the ps2 did.  That is in fact the point.  Technology improves and costs money.  The Switch is $50 more than what the PSP was.  The price point is where it should be.  

Eh no, higher specs don't mean it should definitely cost more when you're talking about systems that launched over a decade apart. A Gamecube cost the same as a Snes and was far superior, doesn't mean the Snes was crap value. Time allows you to offer better specs at a cheaper price.

A portable device with PSP specs today should be less than $50. Time changes pricing, so Switch Specs > PSP Specs so should cost more is silly.

Imagine if Nvidia launched a GT 1030 for $400 in 2017, sure it's better than the $400 card they launched in 2004 but that doens't mean the $400 GT 1030 is good value, it would be a PoS.



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Again you are missing the point, perhaps intentionally. $250 has been a baseline for portable gaming devices with the PSP and Vita... The Switch has taken the portable gaming device, added functionality and slightly increased the cost. Calling the Switch overpriced is absurd. It is in line with where portables have been.  

I am not even sure the $50 covers inflation over the last 13 years.  You are making this a specs only comparison, I am looking at historical pricing in relation to functionality.  



Chrkeller said:
Again you are missing the point, perhaps intentionally. $250 has been a baseline for portable gaming devices with the PSP and Vita... The Switch has taken the portable gaming device, added functionality and slightly increased the cost. Calling the Switch overpriced is absurd. It is in line with where portables have been.

"Again you are missing the point, perhaps intentionally." Why would I intentionally miss the point? I don't disagree with point you are trying to make, I disagree with the way you are making it. The cost of producing the system is what is important in whether the system is "overpriced" or not. It being more functional and powerful than the PSP that launched in 2004 is irrelevant.

You can only compare devices that are contemporaries with each other to determine value. Making a comparison between PSP and Switch is as illogical as comparing an IPhone X to an early 2000's Motorola. The market changes and so does pricing, and so does what is considered good value.

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PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch, PC: i5-4670k, RX470.

Very much as I expected. "Switch" is a brandname at this point and not indicative of it's functionality.

I wonder if they'll also release a dedicated home "Switch".



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I dig the price, form factor and concept, but I feel like they released this a bit too early. Battery life is not going to be good enough.



Barkley said:
Chrkeller said:
Again you are missing the point, perhaps intentionally. $250 has been a baseline for portable gaming devices with the PSP and Vita... The Switch has taken the portable gaming device, added functionality and slightly increased the cost. Calling the Switch overpriced is absurd. It is in line with where portables have been.

You can only compare devices that are contemporaries with each other to determine value. 

There really isn't a contemporary device in which to compare. 



Chrkeller said:
Barkley said:

You can only compare devices that are contemporaries with each other to determine value. 

There really isn't a contemporary device in which to compare. 

True, which just means that in that sense it's valuable and not overpriced.

Production costs is the other thing we can look at. "Thanks to a new report from Japanese firm Fomalhaut, we now know that the manufacturing cost for the Nintendo Switch is roughly $257"

So the Switch at launch cost $257 to make and was sold at $299, clearly not overpriced. 



PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch, PC: i5-4670k, RX470.

Chrkeller said:
Random_Matt said:
People defend a chip that came out in 2014 saying it is not overpriced, wow. Nvidia ripped Nintendo off as they do with everyone, then Nintendo decided to rip off consumers as well. It is not even close to being worth the retail price, clueless.

The PSP was $250.  In comparison the Switch offers:

1) Better graphics

2) Larger screen

3) Higher resolution screen

4) Removable controllers

5) Ability to play at home via a dock

6) Touch Screen

7) Dual Analog

And the conclusion is the Switch is overpriced?  Yeah, you are clueless.  I love how Nintendo is suppose to offer easily the stronger dedicated portable gaming device, while having functionality at home, but some how the price should be less than the PSP.....  

Nope, I know how much tech components etc cost. You measure it however you want cupcake. I salute you on your defensive though, gotta bring in a Sony product which nobody was even discussing (For the record, that was a con as well)

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If Switch was overpriced nobody would buy it, its as simple as that.
Just look at the first months of the 3DS for comparison.

Judging by the numbers its very clearly not.

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