Paul Campbell wrote:With the number of people on this site who thought the Switch was overpriced, I thought I would have heard alot more protests about that ridiculous price by now.
I am one of those people on the Switch. After you buy the unit, a set of accessories, and a game or two, thats an expensive Christmas. We'll see how it does this holiday season. Honestly, I have sticker shock on the price of new smartphones, so relative to those, the Switch pricing seems less outrageous.
The price of this - say its $300-$325 once you put in shipping, an SD card, a cable, and a controller or second controller. However, it comes loaded with lots of games (which? I don't know), and you can load more. It may also have other capabilities, like downloading new games, internet browsing, etc - but lets say all that is crap.
Is $300-$325 too much? Given we are seeing a SNES classic at a fourth of that (if you get one) then yes, it is. However, Nintendo is a big company, and this is just a indiegogo thing. I've paid a premium for things (like homebrew 2600 carts on Atariage, or hobbyist hardware projects, hobbyist written books, etc) to support hobbyists making niche retro videogame products. I want these products to continue to be made.
So, I will give a hobbyist a lot more leeway on pricing than a big company. However, this is still way above impulse buying levels for me. I'd have to be pretty sure its something I would enjoy for awhile.