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Zippy6 said:
Alistair said:

As I've pointed out, so according to this week's sales, home consoles are preferred 2 to 1 vs Switch. But there's a little bubble here at this website where everyone thinks the Switch is popular, when it isn't. This isn't Japan. I see 3 to 1 home consoles over Switches among sales at our store.

Let me get this straight... the Switch "isn't popular" because the PS5,XSX,PS4 and XBO combined outsold it 2:1? Since when did you need to outsell the entire competition to be popular. Switch is already the 7th best selling system of all time, and is forecast to be the 5th best selling system by March. It is popular, and your need for it not to be is funny. How can a system that sold 28 million units last year not be popular.

Will Alistair post next week when the Switch/Oled outsells the PS5, XSX, PS4, and XBO combined?



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Looks like Alistair has been going on his annual full meltdown posting spree here and in the global sales thread. Less than 100 posts and no avatar, yet infamous all the same.



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Alistair said:

Happy to say the Switch OLED is sitting on shelves at our local Bestbuy. Not many interested in it. Gamers don't want to spend over $500 CAD for low end mobile hardware? Without a controller? Shocking, I know. Meanwhile if we could only get more PS5s and XBOXs in stock. Maybe they could start by lowering the price in Canada, where the Switch is truly shockingly expensive.

Since you need a controller and the Switch doesn't come with one (and no, the joycons don't count), it is actually cheaper to buy a PS5 than a Switch.

Since when is Canada the metric for hardware sales success or failure?

This is what OLED availablity looks like in my area:

$349.99Your price for this item is $349.99
Sold Out <-------
$349.99Your price for this item is $349.99
Sold Out<------
Also, LOL at pretending the joycon isn't a controller.  No one would care if analog drift was a thing or not if a vast number of people weren't using the joycons regularly. 


Alistair said:
Zippy6 said:

So the most expensive switch costs more than the cheapest PlayStation 5 if you conveniently decide the controllers are worthless garbage. Nice! xD

As I've pointed out, so according to this week's sales, home consoles are preferred 2 to 1 vs Switch. But there's a little bubble here at this website where everyone thinks the Switch is popular, when it isn't. This isn't Japan. I see 3 to 1 home consoles over Switches among sales at our store.

Have a little respect! Do you realize how hard a small forum of a few hundred active users has had to work to buy about 90 million Switch consoles just so we can pretend it's popular?

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Just to throw things a little off topic as I can't remember if this has been talked about or not

But I live in the UK and over here the switch oled (sold out everywhere) costs £309.99n if you were to do a direct conversion to USD it comes out at around $324

Edit: truck I wish I could thumbs up you twice



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Kneetos said:

Just to throw things a little off topic as I can't remember if this has been talked about or not

But I live in the UK and over here the switch oled (sold out everywhere) costs £309.99n if you were to do a direct conversion to USD it comes out at around $324

Edit: truck I wish I could thumbs up you twice

Did you mistype? £309.99 would be $424 and not $324. In the US you have add on tax afterwards, while in the UK it is already included.



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trunkswd said:
Kneetos said:

Just to throw things a little off topic as I can't remember if this has been talked about or not

But I live in the UK and over here the switch oled (sold out everywhere) costs £309.99n if you were to do a direct conversion to USD it comes out at around $324

Edit: truck I wish I could thumbs up you twice

Did you mistype? £309.99 would be $424 and not $324. In the US you have add on tax afterwards, while in the UK it is already included.

You are correct I did mistype

Ignore me



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Kneetos said:
trunkswd said:

Did you mistype? £309.99 would be $424 and not $324. In the US you have add on tax afterwards, while in the UK it is already included.

You are correct I did mistype

Ignore me

I just wanted to make sure. Here is NY once you add the sales tax the OLED would cost you $381. Still not the same as in the UK. A shame how much UK gamers are getting hurt by the exchange rate compared to the US.



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Alistair said:

Happy to say the Switch OLED is sitting on shelves at our local Bestbuy. Not many interested in it. Gamers don't want to spend over $500 CAD for low end mobile hardware? Without a controller? Shocking, I know. Meanwhile if we could only get more PS5s and XBOXs in stock. Maybe they could start by lowering the price in Canada, where the Switch is truly shockingly expensive.

Since you need a controller and the Switch doesn't come with one (and no, the joycons don't count), it is actually cheaper to buy a PS5 than a Switch.

I remember making a comment similar to this one about the Vita way back when I first used this site and was a dumbass 14 year old and got moderated,  rightfully so. I hope the same happens to you.