ActRaiser wrote: The one game that does look good to me is the new Bomberman as it will support up to 8 players. What I couldn't quite figure out is if that's 8 local players or 8 online. If it's 8 local that's awesome.
The cheapest option for extra controllers is $80 for a set of 2 tiny joy-cons, making local multiplayer less appealing.
Is the Switch overpriced? The WiiU 32 GB model launched a $350, so this is $50 cheaper, and only $50 more than the Wii launched at. So, if one only looks at Nintendo products, then its about what might be expected.
Yet looking at articles, they are a united chorus screaming that the Switch is too expensive. Even self titled Nintendo diehards say the unit and its accessories are just far too expensive.
The price of the base 32 GB unit, a game like the new Zelda, and an extra standard controller, and maybe an SD card, and its in the $450 neighborhood. You can buy a whole lot of entertainment for $450
. Just today, there is a PS4 Slim 500GB Uncharted 4 bundle (on Blu Ray, not digital download) for $270, a new controller is $50 so that's $320 for a PS4 package with a top shelf game and an extra controller. Families might look at it is that the Switch has a 6.2" screen, but you can get a 32GB Apple ipad mini 2 with a 7.9" screen for $270 dollars. Add in some chargers and a case, and for $300 you are set except for the minor price of games and that's all you buy forever as a portable and popular game system.
Factor in the lack of 3rd party support, Nintendo's history with delayed games or gaming droughts, some high profile 1st party games disappointings, etc. Sure, Nintendo has Zelda and Mario, but it lacks other important games like Call of Duty or Final Fantasy XV or Madden. Its also important what consoles your friends have so you can play online with them. That puts the Switch - especially entering the generation midway - into the 'secondary console' territory.