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Goodnightmoon said:
1. Buy it now, they are no gonna cut the price anytime soon.
2. Nope
3. Yes, definitely.
4. The most important is a good Micro SD card because Switch comes with limited memory, if you want to play digital and third party games you are gonna need one sooner or later. A screen protector would be recomendable too.
cycycychris said:

1) Switch probably won't have any sales on Black Friday. The Black Friday ads we have seen so far still list the Switch at $300

2) No BC yet

3) Yes you will enjoy it, BOTW doesn't really make any type of past story references and the gameplay is very new user friendly. And the game is vastly different from past Zelda's.

4) There is no peripherals that are required for Switch. But I would highly recommend a Pro-Controller, screen protector and a Micro-SD card.

Thanks for the info fellas!



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First off, you will get Zelda and love it and then you will be ok with the purchase. As a long time gamer, you must trust me when I say this... that game is a system seller.



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pitzy272 said:
Jranation said:
"HomeConsole"

I can see some users get triggered by it xD

Why? Bc Switch acts as both a home console and a handheld?

Yes, absolutely. It's an hybrid console after all. The Nintendo Switch is for all of us our first ever Nintendo hybrid console. Sounds exciting don't you think ?



pitzy272 said:

1. Should I buy a Switch now, or wait for a deal on BF or closer to Christmas? I feel like Nintendo doesn’t often do major discounts or bundles. So would I get the same deal now as I would during BF/the holidays?

2. I realllly would like to play the old Super Mario Galaxy games. Can I buy these and other prior-gen Nintendo games digitally on the Switch/Nintendo store? Or is the Switch BC?

3. Will I be able to enjoy Zelda BotW if I’ve never played a Zelda game before?

4. Is there any peripheral or anything else I have to buy other than what comes with the Switch? I’ve heard people talk about some alternate controller? Not sure what that’s about...

Sorry I know so little about Nintendo/the Switch. But thank you in advance for any and all answers! :) And any other tips or useful info you want to share is welcome as well!

1. Good luck expecting a discount bundle from Nintendo themselves - they are fickle when it comes to that, you are gonna have to depend on in store bundle deals. A few days prior to BF all of the deals will be available online to inspect so you can decide which store to go to find whichever bundle you like. Considering its the system's first BF, its likely you wont see much bundles other than the ones already out like the one that has Mario Odyssey digitally.

2. Switch is not b/c. There is a chance that SMG/SMG2 could be remaster or re-released if they ever have a Wii VC kinda like they did with the WiiU but thats anyone's guess when that will be.

3. Yes. You will probably not notice the cameos or easter eggs but you can easily start with BotW, bear in mind any game you may play that came out prior to BotW will not give you the same experience so your expectations should be a bit lower when playing older titles. Each one is unique but BotW is really special.

4. The Switch Pro controller, buy that if you wish to play games like with a standard controller. They go for $70 a piece, so more expensive than a game. I'm planning to get one too when I buy my Switch sometime next year or in 2019.



    

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Just bought a Switch myself. First Nintendo Product I have purchased since N64 and Gameboy Color.

It is extreamly limited in capabilities. You have Hulu as of yesterday, which offers Live TV, outside of that it is just games.

I bought it because I have been waiting for a true sequal to Mario 64 for two decades and SMO finally fills that spot.

I grabbed Zelda, and have about an hour into it so far. I don't feel like you will have any issueifthis is your first Zelda. It is already quite enjoyable but I want to get through Mario before I dig any deeper into Zelda.

As others have mentioned, a large Micro SD chip will be very beneficial. I happened to have a free 128GB chip from a phone I gifted someone. Already 26GB used between Zelda, Mario, Mario Kart, and Screen caps.

If you think 100+ hours of Mario and Zelda is worthy of a pure games machine purchase, then I wouldn't feel bad saying the Switch is worth it. There is a lot coming next year between games and the full blown Nintendo Network. Mario and Zelda should get you through the rest if the year, and the first weeks of 2018. Then I don't think you will have to worry about content after that. Virtual Console should bring NES - WiiU in time , starting once the NN starts full service.



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I would buy it now. I am seeing less of them in stores since Mario came out on the 27th of October. Before the 27th I saw some stores had 15 plus in stock but now they only have 3 or 4 and there getting new shipments all the time. So it appears sales are going up already. They did increase production but alot of people are going to buy it for Christmas.



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It seems that your questions have already been answered. BUT i wan't to give you some tips:

- Looks like you have a PS4 or XB1 controller, you can use them with your Switch! Buy this adapter:

https://www.amazon.com/FastSnail-Controller-Converter-Controllers-Compatible/dp/B073ZFPJLQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1510368847&sr=8-3&keywords=fastsnail+switch+controller

Now you have 2 fully controllers!

- If you really want to play Mario Galaxy 1&2 you can get a Wii for $50 and both games for $30 (All used but in total = $80 USD.. sweet).

- After Zelda you should buy Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and if you buy the wii, get the first Xenoblade too! (This one is going to be more expensive but is it worth it).

   



Get it now, it has a lot of content, and in the future will be one of the best systems of all time.



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pitzy272 said: 

1. Should I buy a Switch now, or wait for a deal on BF or closer to Christmas? I feel like Nintendo doesn’t often do major discounts or bundles. So would I get the same deal now as I would during BF/the holidays?

2. I realllly would like to play the old Super Mario Galaxy games. Can I buy these and other prior-gen Nintendo games digitally on the Switch/Nintendo store? Or is the Switch BC?

3. Will I be able to enjoy Zelda BotW if I’ve never played a Zelda game before?

4. Is there any peripheral or anything else I have to buy other than what comes with the Switch? I’ve heard people talk about some alternate controller? Not sure what that’s about...

Sorry I know so little about Nintendo/the Switch. But thank you in advance for any and all answers! :) And any other tips or useful info you want to share is welcome as well!

1. Get whatever you can find in stock. Nintendo is very slow with their price drops when things are successful. 

2. Not yet, unfortunately. Nintendo would be insane not to bring virtual console over though. The platform is perfect for it as it has all prior control schemes and is portable. 

3. Absolutely. There is very little story continuity between The Legend of Zelda games, and this one breaks the conventions of 3D Zelda titles gameplay/design-wise. 

4. Get adapters for your current controllers, it'll save you a lot of money. The Pro Controller isn't worth the price. An adapter would only be between $10-20, a Pro Controller is $70.