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Poll You Preordering the nintendo switch? (903 votes)

Sign me up! 22%
Leaning towards it, will wait and see 18%
Depends On What i see 11%
Probably Not 43%
The Nintendo what now? 6%
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I want to. If it's less than 300 dollars I will; if not, waiting for the price cut.

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I don't have much interest in buying Nintendo Switch but I'm most definitely interested in what plans Nintendo has in store for its next console.

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I'd say probably not, because I'm about to start grad school in a week. Between being more conservative with my money and realistically thinking "Do I need this at launch?" the answer is obviously no.

Do I want one? Yes. That said, I'll probably get one in the fall or something.

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No.

I'm almost certainly buying the Switch. But I'm not going to preorder it.

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No. I'm going to wait until the last year of its lifecycle when it'll finally have enough games to justify a purchase, like every Nintendo console.

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Nope. I haven't enjoyed a Nintendo Console since my GBA SP.

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#7  Edited By Acura_Max

Where's the option for "I never pre-order anything."

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NEVER PREORDER!!!

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#9  Edited By whitegreyblack

I have done very well waiting 6-12 months for new consoles and buying them up cheap on the used market. No reason to stop now.

Pre-ordering a console seems like a bad idea since launch software is often overpriced and undercooked. I have a much nicer life when I snap them up for $20 a year later and am able to temper my expectations.

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I lost touch with Nintendo years ago so i won't get one.

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Little early to be talking pre-orders I think. I'm interested in the console, sure. Right now we still don't know the price and frankly no one should buy something without knowing the price.

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I'm just one of those people that has to see this shit day one. Like--if it's a train wreck I want to be standing in the front row close enough to feel the flames. If it's great then whatever, I get a great console.

I hear the people who say "no pre-orders" but I see a gulf of difference between pre-ordering a console and pre-ordering a game.

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I'm gonna wait a year to see how it shakes out. I'm still not convinced that Nintendo will 100% nail it. I hope they do though.

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Probably yes, unless the launch lineup is completely devoid of worthwhile games and the price isn't too high (I ain't dropping no 599).

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@bfz said:

Little early to be talking pre-orders I think. I'm interested in the console, sure. Right now we still don't know the price and frankly no one should buy something without knowing the price.

It's not as if gamestop is going to force you to plop down $500. Usually console preorders are $50 minimum down and, like all preorders, can be canceled. It's also supposed to be out in like 2 months, but we'll know more this evening.

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There should have been a "Oh, Hell No" choice.

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#17  Edited By mellotronrules

@monkeyking1969 said:

There should have been a "Oh, Hell No" choice.

100%. not to be a buzzkill, but i can't produce a single personal reason to surrender large amounts of money based on a promise.

no judgement against those diving in, but i need to see how the thing performs before i'm an owner.

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Hopefully will buy 2 so I can sling one on ebay and cover the cost of the one I keep.

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Preorder if you want to since most of us are grown ass adults who are capable of making decisions and it's our money anyway and doesn't affect you!

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I'll preorder, mainly because I know if I don't there won't be one available for months with the way Nintendo likes to produce products.

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Likely. I want to, but it of course depends on price. I don't normally preorder games, but in the case of the Switch it makes sense because it's likely that Nintendo will have supply problems at launch.

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#22  Edited By TanookiSuit

I'm really hoping Nintendo doesn't blow it by not having enough stock like the NES Classic. Seeing tweets from Nintendo's NYC Store that pre-orders will be in limited quantities. PRE-ORDERS. IN LIMITED QUANTITIES. How is that even possible? Don't they need to see the demand in order to allocate stock? By limiting how many of these that can be pre-ordered at a location, it's smelling like eBay resale bait all over again, and that makes me upset at Nintendo...

That being said, I'm going to try and pre-order one anyways...because I'm a fool that wants Nintendo to succeed.

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I'll certainly try. Not expecting large numbers available immediately though. Console launches are always like this, not sure why people are surprised.

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Absolutely not

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#25  Edited By pjgut

I'm really hoping Nintendo doesn't blow it by not having enough stock like the NES Classic. Seeing tweets from Nintendo's NYC Store that pre-orders will be in limited quantities. PRE-ORDERS. IN LIMITED QUANTITIES. How is that even possible? Don't they need to see the demand in order to allocate stock? By limiting how many of these that can be pre-ordered at a location, it's smelling like eBay resale bait all over again, and that makes me upset at Nintendo...

Same, I don't quite understand how Nintendo could somehow already know that it wont have enough stock; I hope the Nintendo NYC thing is just specific to the store and not just pre-orders for all stores.

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I hope no region lock is true.

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I'm really hoping Nintendo doesn't blow it by not having enough stock like the NES Classic. Seeing tweets from Nintendo's NYC Store that pre-orders will be in limited quantities. PRE-ORDERS. IN LIMITED QUANTITIES. How is that even possible?

If was unlimited, an ebay scalper could go and pre-order 500, and then nobody else would stand a realistic chance of getting one.

'One per customer' is still a limited quantity.

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#28  Edited By bill_mcneal

I'm in no rush to get another console right now. I'll probably wait until there's some kind of deal.

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Hearing rumours that there might be a supply shortage of just 2 million worldwide at launch I might just preorder just to be safe as that's the system I want to play Breath of the Wild on.

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I can't really afford a new console right now, but if I could I totally would pre-order a Switch.

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Price will dictate almost everything. A pack in game would be great on the higher SKU to really put me over.

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No, I never preorder consoles.

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None of those above, because there is no 'probably'. I'll get one, but I don't preorder things, so the answer is just no.

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#35  Edited By ThatOneDudeNick

If there's 2 or more launch games that I want to play, and the base model is under $300... sure. I'm not expecting it.

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#36  Edited By Lv4Monk

Outside of the Virtual Boy I can't think of a Nintendo console I didn't find worth owning. With the practical benefits of a Switch, largely including a unification of the Nintendo platform, I'm as pre-sold as I could be.

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Waiting to see the launch lineup. If Zelda is a launch game, then yes, I will pre-order.

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@bartok said:

NEVER PREORDER!!!

I came here to issue this statement. Do not pre-order things. Ever.

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@eddiephlash: I stand by my "Nintendo consoles have always been worth owning" streak.

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I'm very interested in what they're going to show, and I'll quite likely pick one up.

That said, I don't think I'd ever pre-order a console. I may well consider ordering one just after release, but I'm not getting it ahead of time. I doubt it'll have something I can't wait to get my hands on at launch, but hopefully by the end of this year it'll be at a point where I want to snag one.

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I don't pre order anything, Unless it is limited run stuff. But for mass produced electronics I'm not worried about having it day one. I plan on buying it as soon as it comes out but I have no need to actually preorder it.

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300 or less is an instant pre order. Anything more and I'm not sure at this point.

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If that thing's $250 like the rumors suggest I could see myself putting up for one. Otherwise? Nope. I can wait.

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The second it's available. Nintendo games are pretty neat.

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Depends on the reveal. Actually, that will only support me buying it. Pre-ordering a console seems like a fools errand. I doubt it will release botched, or anything of the sort; but I can't imagine it will have a release line-up worth spending the large chunk first, and then the subsequent purchases to get the games.

That all depends, though, so we'll see.

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If there's a sweet looking 3d Mario trailer, and the price is 300 or less, I doubt I could restrain myself.

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Waiting to see what the price is

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Last Nintendo console I owned was the Pegasus, and that wasn't even a Nintendo console, so no probably not. They don't even have Bayonetta as bait this time around.

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It comes down to price and what is actually available at launch. I could see myself buying it if say it launched with a Monster Hunter (Generations G or whatever it is/will be called) and a Mario game.

Guess we'll find out relatively quickly!

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I get that the Wii-U secretly had an okay selection of games that the majority of people who didn't have one don't think about, but given that you only have to look back to the Wii to find an underpowered machine not at all targeted at our market, why would you be confident enough in the Switch to place a pre-order?

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