Five Reasons to Hold Off Purchasing Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has usually been behind in the console races since the arrival of PlayStation and Xbox. They have always produced great products, titles and systems, but those are usually geared toward a specific audience that never really captured the majority of the population. The Nintendo Switch is going to change everything for the industry and is shaping up to be a huge hit for the company. Of course with Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild releasing on the same day, fans are going to be clawing at retail stores for days before launch. But with all the expected success, there are a few reasons some may want or need to wait before making the purchase.

Pricing


Obviously, buying a video game console, especially one that is brand new, is going to fetch a pretty penny. Currently a Nintendo Switch will cost around $300.00 USD and while it may seem relatively cheap compared to an Xbox One or PlayStation 4, that is still a lot of money to put up. If you don’t have bills to pay or any other expenses to worry about, then great! You might as well go all out for the Switch if that’s the case. Realistically, however, many gamers will have to decided if it’s more important than feeding their family. Luckily, the price listed can be achievable. If you don’t need to pick it up right away it could be best to wait for discounts, sales and looking for other ways to save.

Bundles


While pretty related to how pricing goes, bundles are a huge way to get what you want and then some. Usually during launch windows or holiday seasons, you can find listings of games bundled with consoles. It is the perfect way to get the system you wanted anyway with an extra bonus for a usually better deal. The Switch will offer several bundles at launch containing extra controllers, a few games and other goodies. Even though it would be a good deal, it may not be the right one for you. And, perhaps there is no use for what is included in the bundle. Some things could be pretty useless so why have it in the first place. Again, related to pricing, bundles cost even more money. Even if they are meant to save you in the long run, it’s still hundreds of dollars more. Perhaps something better will come along closer to Christmastime for consumers to snatch up on Black Friday and other big sale days.

Internet Connection


With everything and anything new, there is bound to be a few problems starting out. System updates, patches, connectivity issues and the like will pop up frequently. Over the course of the Switch’s launch, fans might expect a fun time but actually turns out to be a bit frustrating. Nintendo’s consoles are very well-built to run games but sometimes lack in other departments to make them more enjoyable. The eShop or online modes can often be down for maintenance (like other consoles) but random error codes often rear their ugly heads. The inclusion of paid online action is going to take some getting used to as well. It’s a new move for the company so it probably won’t be perfect. Basically, we’re sure to run into a few issues over the course of Switch’s first couple of months, it may not hinder some but it will come up.

Titles


The launch of Nintendo Switch comes alongside the release of few titles. One of course being Breath of the Wild, which will go on to become the console’s biggest hit and sell millions, but won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. Splatoon 2, NBA 2K18 or even Minecraft could all be someone’s reason to purchase the console. It is unlikely someone will buy the Switch months before the game they want is going to come out. Splatoon 2 isn’t coming until summer so fans of the only that series will probably wait a few months from the Switch’s launch date. Every fan is different and if you’re willing to wait for the game you want, then that is as good a reason as any.

Features


The primary use of Nintendo Switch will be for video games, but other features can make for a great bonus. The Wii U is great to use for Netflix, but at the moment there is no set arrival for the Switch version. Consumers wanting a little more bang for their buck will probably want to wait and hear about other applications the Switch will support. Hulu, Crunchyroll, YouTube and more are currently available for the Wii U, but maybe more will come to the console. Other services like WWE Network, Twitch, Spotify and others could possibly make a better fit for the Switch than the Wii U. Including a huge market of media and entertainment apps for the console will boost the usefulness and desirability of a Nintendo Switch.

The Switch is going to move so many units thanks to its flagship titles. There is no doubt Nintendo is going to have a successful item on their hands. It just won’t be the best choice for many fans during launch, however, and waiting a little longer might be a good idea. If there are any reasons you might wait to pick one up, leave it in the comments below.

  • Nintendo Switch News

    Jacob Whritenour you are not a true gamer..Stick to you’re Playstation and it’s re releases of old games ..Ive played the Switch and it will do just fine..You are fake news

    • Jake

      “The Switch is going to move so many units thanks to its flagship titles. There is no doubt Nintendo is going to have a successful item on their hands.”

      It’ll be yuge. Tremendously.

      • Nintendo Switch News

        If you love it so much why are you tell people to hold off from getting it..Makes no sense kiddo…….also prof read before you post you have errors lol

        • Jake

          prof read

          • Nintendo Switch News

            @Jake Ok you proved my point..Keep making those mistakes..Im moving on..Keep making that fake news ..You can’t fix stupid..Goodbye!

    • meerkatic m

      Nintendo Switch News it has become apparent that you skimmed the article or didn’t read it at all. In either case, it appears that you’re basing all of your comments on the article title alone. The article is full of good advice based on past trends associated with new console releases that will benefit anyone interested in purchasing the Switch. It is not saying the Switch will fail and that you shouldn’t purchase it. In fact, I am holding off buying it until there is a nice bundle deal. And a bit of friendly advice… If you’re going to rag on someone for so-called typos, you should proof read your own comments first, as you demonstrate many times that you are not strong with grammar nor spelling.

      • Nintendo Switch News

        Wow i actually feel sorry for you…You want to troll me so bad but you fail at it..Keep that helmet on and don’t let the rejection letters from the special olympics get you down bro one day they will say
        you’re not to stupid to join them..Keep reaching for the stars..
        What errors kiddo and i see a few in yours ..Also your trolling skills suck..I love the last work goodbye kiddo

        • Nintendo Switch News

          @Meerkatic You sir are an idiot!

          • Meerkatic

            You can’t fix stupid..Goodbye!

          • Nintendo Switch News

            It’s you who’s stupid kiddo..Making a another account just to troll..
            Keep trying trooper! It’s you who needs fixing lol..Goodbye!

          • Nintendo Switch News

            @meerkatic made a fake account just to try and get back at me..Cry those snowflakes buddy..No one cares about you’re stupidity..
            Good riddance

      • ruefrak

        Don’t worry about it. You and I are both idiots apparently. But it does provide a good laugh…

        • Meerkatic

          Ha, no kidding. Laughing is all you can do with people like that. You’re a good person, thanks for the response!

  • Duke

    I won’t be buying one until there’s a few more Mario games available. At that point I may be able to persuade my friend to pick it up.

  • Fozee

    “Currently a Nintendo Switch will cost around $300.00 USD and while it may seem relatively cheap compared to an Xbox One or PlayStation 4,”

    PS4 is officially $250 and the Xbox One can be found for the same price.

    • ruefrak

      It’s relatively cheap if you compare to their prices at launch, but that’s not where we are anymore. Yes, PS4 was $400 at launch, but now it goes for $250 with a game included. A Switch at $199 would have been a big hit, but just $100 more and it seems too expensive.

      • Nintendo Switch News

        Playstation is a overrated console..They get hacked a lot and always seem to copy nintendo..

        • ruefrak

          I’m sure that “Nintendo Switch News” has a completely objective and unbiased view of Nintendo, but Nintendo is yesterday and PlayStation is today. And sadly, Nintendo would also get hacked if they actually had an online service worth hacking. But they don’t. Buying anything digital from Nintendo is a waste of money.

          • Nintendo Switch News

            @RueFrak You are an idiot..But then you have to question sony a little More They get hacked all the time..Copy Nintendo when ever they can.and yes they fail at it every time now i know you are a sony fanboy and that’s ok which yes makes you not very bright..Some of us are real gamers as i own them all but if you want facts kiddo i’ll give you them ..Let see you also have their VR which is failing big time and the price tag does not help (Tip Greedy) Just like their failed Vita and those nutsack controllers that try to be Wii plus if i remember sony got it’s butt kicked by a weak console not one but twice ..Wii and 3ds vs PS3 and Vita..Two failures not a good thing and yes PS4 is doing great to a point..PS4 Pro is also a huge failure..weaker than Xbone S ..So take you’re little fanboyism else where kiddo because you are a failure and not a true gamer but a crying snowflake LOL Goodbye!

          • ruefrak

            Thanks for the chuckle. It made my afternoon. I hope you enjoy your Switch next week.

          • Nintendo Switch News

            @Little Ruefrak By the Way Nintendo is today and sony is yesterday as all they mostly release is rehashes and remasters now how is that today dumbass..I think you ment yesterday..You are an idiot and let Sony keep getting hack..priceless..and as for Nintendo getting hacked ..never going to happen as they know how to keep the hackers out as for Sony they just keep letting it happen..it’s very laughable as im also laughing at you right now and there will be no response for you as i have blocked your stupidity..Bye bye! LOL 🙂

    • Nintendo Switch News

      PS4 reeks and Xbone is weak..Just saying

    • Hans Olo

      OMG go away, there is only 1 decent game for the Switch, hey if you want to pay $360 (not including DLC for Zelda) go right ahead….oh wait would you like a pro controller with that, ad another $70 .that $430 for one game and a DECENT controller……..Ill pass! Im not stupid. I sure as heck wouldnt pay that price to play the old Skyrim or the port of Mario Kart 8, or Lego City port.