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Everyone is like "oh you should get the game pass" but what if the games he wants to play aren't on the game pass and he will eventually buy them on the Switch anyway ?

My take is: do not get a Series X, you know nothing about the games that might eventually come, and less whether they won't come on the Switch.



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SKMBlake said:

Everyone is like "oh you should get the game pass" but what if the games he wants to play aren't on the game pass and he will eventually buy them on the Switch anyway ?

My take is: do not get a Series X, you know nothing about the games that might eventually come, and less whether they won't come on the Switch.

If a game you want is not on gamepass, get it on sale.  Between that and the games that are on gamepass, you still save a ton of money.  It is a really simple concept.

And as a primary Switch gamer I can get a damn good idea of what will come to Switch, what MIGHT come to Switch/Switch 2 YEARS later, and what will not come at all.  I got a Series X day 1 and don't regret it.  I will enjoy RE8 for example this year, rather than wait YEARS to see if it will come to Switch 2 at all.



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Shiken said:
SKMBlake said:

Everyone is like "oh you should get the game pass" but what if the games he wants to play aren't on the game pass and he will eventually buy them on the Switch anyway ?

My take is: do not get a Series X, you know nothing about the games that might eventually come, and less whether they won't come on the Switch.

If a game you want is not on gamepass, get it on sale.  Between that and the games that are on gamepass, you still save a ton of money.  It is a really simple concept.

And as a primary Switch gamer I can get a damn good idea of what will come to Switch, what MIGHT come to Switch/Switch 2 YEARS later, and what will not come at all.  I got a Series X day 1 and don't regret it.  I will enjoy RE8 for example this year, rather than wait YEARS to see if it will come to Switch 2 at all.

Yeah but game pass games are kinda lame or super old, no point of having a 500$ console to play 6 years old Witcher 3. And game pass costs you 120$ per year, for playing meh games you don't even own, that's a lot of money spend on what doesn't belong to you.

And what's the point of not waiting for game releases ? We have a recent bad example of how bad a game released early can run poorly.



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"My lawyer doesn't allow me to answer that question"

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SKMBlake said:
Shiken said:

If a game you want is not on gamepass, get it on sale.  Between that and the games that are on gamepass, you still save a ton of money.  It is a really simple concept.

And as a primary Switch gamer I can get a damn good idea of what will come to Switch, what MIGHT come to Switch/Switch 2 YEARS later, and what will not come at all.  I got a Series X day 1 and don't regret it.  I will enjoy RE8 for example this year, rather than wait YEARS to see if it will come to Switch 2 at all.

Yeah but game pass games are kinda lame or super old, no point of having a 500$ console to play 6 years old Witcher 3. And game pass costs you 120$ per year, for playing meh games you don't even own, that's a lot of money spend on what doesn't belong to you.

And what's the point of not waiting for game releases ? We have a recent bad example of how bad a game released early can run poorly.

We can all be thankful that your deluded view of gamepass is just that, a delusion.



Definitly not worth buying the new consoles yet. I currently have a PS5.

There just is not enough next gen experiences to be had on either. I would imagine the Series X is even worse off.

That being said, Gamepass is the real deal, and if you plan to play the full Xbox catalogue in glorious 4k on a Series X for the first time, I would say go ahead!



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If you are willing to wait for the games, then I'd suggest just waiting for the hardware as well.  The games might come to Switch, or they might not and you buy a cheaper X|S.  If you are wanting to play games right now, then get a cheap PC.  There are more gaming options there.



Libara said:
SKMBlake said:

Yeah but game pass games are kinda lame or super old, no point of having a 500$ console to play 6 years old Witcher 3. And game pass costs you 120$ per year, for playing meh games you don't even own, that's a lot of money spend on what doesn't belong to you.

And what's the point of not waiting for game releases ? We have a recent bad example of how bad a game released early can run poorly.

We can all be thankful that your deluded view of gamepass is just that, a delusion.

Yep, but that's not like I haven't tried it. Actually I got a subscription for 3 times, each separated for 1 year/6 months. Last time, I played a little bit of Doom Eternal, and Forza, but the remaining of the catalogue wasn't appealing.



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In your situation I would say yes. As others have stated, there's no guarantee that future Microsoft games or other AAA games will continue to come to Switch and/or its successor. Plus, the games will undoubtedly look and play better on a Series X, especially if you have a 4K TV.

I have a Switch, but don't have a PS4 or XB1. So when I got a Series X and Game Pass I had hundreds of games suddenly available to me that weren't on Switch and it's been awesome.



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For the record, this is the same guy who not too long ago said that he'll never buy another Nintendo console. Now he's on the brink of never buying a non-Nintendo console again.



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