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yankeeundercover
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Best way to buy and enjoy a Nintendo Switch?
I absolutely love Mario Kart (like most people) and I actually like the newest gen on the switch...

What I absolutely HATE is playing with those tiny fricking controllers that I feel like I’m going to break.

I realize that the Switch comes in a box, with two bullshiterollers, and maybe a game bundled.

I’ve seen the “cradle-like controller thingys” where you insert the bullshiterollers into and it’s like a normal controller.

At the end of the day, what $$$ am I looking at to have 4x “cradle-like controllers”, a Switch, and I’m assuming a charging station for the controllers? How do they even charge? Do they make, what I can only assume would be a charging station for 8x bullshiterollers? If I wanted 4ppl to be able to play?

Is $415 for Switch + Mario Kart bundle a decent deal? Where would be the best place to get more controllers? Would it be a huge pain in the dick to keep track of all 8 little guys and keep them paired?

Any suggestions on how to make this easier?

TIA.


bad93ex
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Member since Sep 2018
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re: Best way to buy and enjoy a Nintendo Switch?
Just get a pro controller, its nearly identical to the Xbox controller. Agreed on the tiny BS controller but I can still deal out terror on my kids playing Mario Kart using it.

$20 Pro Controller at GameStop
This post was edited on 10/15 at 3:42 pm


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Freauxzen
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Member since Feb 2006
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re: Best way to buy and enjoy a Nintendo Switch?
+1 to the controller

And the controller gamepad is fine too. Get one with the charger.


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The Quiet One
A Red State
Member since Oct 2013
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re: Best way to buy and enjoy a Nintendo Switch?
$415 is not a decent deal. Switch is $300 MSRP. No way Mario Kart is $100+. I’d find a better deal or a non-bundle.

The Switch comes with one set of Joy-Cons. You can buy 3 more official sets at $80 each. There’s a few different brands of Joy-Con chargers...most I’ve seen is one that charges 2 sets of Joy-Cons. You can find them anywhere online for $15-$25. Wal-Mart, Target, etc. Assuming you find a Switch for $300, that’l bring your total to $500-ish before tax.

They do have AA-battery packs for the Joy-Cons. Insten or some brand like that. It’s $25 or so. Better off getting a charger. The official Switch Pro Controller is $70. So, you can buy 3 of those instead of 3 Jiy-Cons and save $30. Pro is way better anyway. I hate the Joy-Cons. Too small.

To save the most money, I’d recommend buying 3 off-brand Joy-Con controllers. There’s one that’s pretty decent for $40 each on Amazon. JALVDE brand, IIRC. Save $120 that way. Or maybe 2 knock-off Joy-Cons and a Pro Controller if you hate the Joy-Cons. Then you’d have one set of official Joy-Cons, two decent knock-offs and keep the Pro controller for yourself



Freauxzen
USA Fan
Utah
Member since Feb 2006
34940 posts

re: Best way to buy and enjoy a Nintendo Switch?
If you need 4 controllers -

1 set with the box, 1 Set of extra joycons, 1-2 of these: LINK and 1 Pro controller

There's also the 8bitdo controller which is also nice. If you get that and 2 grips, everyone can have a "controller" and you didn't spend much. That's what i did.
This post was edited on 10/15 at 5:11 pm


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Boo Krewe
Member since Apr 2015
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re: Best way to buy and enjoy a Nintendo Switch?
Play stoned, baw


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finchmeister08
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Member since Mar 2011
23518 posts

re: Best way to buy and enjoy a Nintendo Switch?
Walked into GameStop and bought one for my wife for Christmas. The Animal Crossing Edition. Bought Mario Kart and Crash Bandicoot.

Switch $299
Mario Kart $59
Crash Bandicoot $35
Screen Protector $15
GameStop Pro $15
7.5% tax
$475ish
This post was edited on 10/16 at 12:04 am


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