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LordDavon

Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #90 on: February 18, 2017, 12:22:49 am »
I'm very excited.  Can't wait.  I have Zelda preordered for my wife.  Think I may get it for myself also.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #91 on: February 18, 2017, 04:48:11 am »
Gonna be so awesome, wish I was getting one @launch. I'm so jelly of your wife :(
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LordDavon

Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #92 on: February 19, 2017, 03:07:30 am »
Gonna be so awesome, wish I was getting one @launch. I'm so jelly of your wife :(
I've got two coming.  It was one of the strangest preorders ever.  They never dropped when expected, and dribbled onto sites all day and night.  I had every alert I could find, and most only notified me after things were sold out.  NowInStock is probably my favorite of these sites.  Just don't expect it to be great until after the initial item drop.

https://www.nowinstock.net/videogaming/consoles/nintendoswitch/

I stayed up as late as I could Thursday night, even though Friday is our busiest day for shipments.  I got an email about 3AM from Amazon saying the Switch was up for preorder, but the item was still reading "Coming Soon".  IGN emailed me that preorders were live on Amazon also, and it was the same.  I waited, refreshed, and checked every site I could think would have one, and none ever showed a live preorder.  I went to bed about 4AM.  I woke up at 8 to head to the office, and found that Amazon finally went live at 6AM, but sold out quickly.  I think it was at 9AM that I found Target had some in stock and I preordered one.  About 10AM Gamestop showed some stock of bundled systems, but everyone was up and looking, so the website crawled.  I got logged in, and got one preordered.  Since my Gamestop credit card, address and other info was already on file, I didn't have to wait to enter any of it or wait while it put in a test charge.  I think that helped.  Later that afternoon they had some consoles showing stock, so I ordered just a console.  Once it went through I cancelled the original bundled console.

I still have my fingers crossed that both will ship.  I've heard that Gamestop cancelled several preorders, as did Target.  I am still showing both orders still open online and with only 2 weeks to go, I hope things go smoothly.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #93 on: March 02, 2017, 01:37:24 pm »
@LordDavon

How's your Switch?
Nintendo Switch was launched 37 mins ago, here in Melbourne, Australia :)
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LordDavon

Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #94 on: March 02, 2017, 11:12:32 pm »
They should arrive tomorrow.  I have tracking for both.  The Target one is tracking already.  The Gamestop one isn't showing any tracking.  Both are expected to arrive tomorrow.  I have 2 copies of Zelda coming, Just Dance 2017 for the wife, and Bomberman for me.  Can't wait.  The reviews for Zelda are almost all 10 out of 10.

LordDavon

Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #95 on: March 03, 2017, 08:04:54 pm »
Mine is here.  Zelda is a lot of fun.  Wife's is still in route.


zhongtiao1

Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #96 on: March 03, 2017, 09:48:24 pm »
Mine is here.  Zelda is a lot of fun.  Wife's is still in route.

I'm surprised you didn't give yours to her :)

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LordDavon

Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #97 on: March 05, 2017, 02:44:27 pm »
Mine came from Gamestop with the extra warranty she didn't want.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #98 on: March 05, 2017, 07:59:19 pm »
My oldest daughter (17) stepped into my bedroom doorway last night and called my wife and me "Nerds!"  I guess two adults, sitting up on their beds, wearing headphones and playing Zelda side-by-side is "nerdy".  I called her jealous and told her to go buy her own Switch.  lol...

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #99 on: March 15, 2017, 10:36:21 pm »
Tegra X1 confirmed to be used in the Switch.     Chip Works X-Rayed the SOC and identified it.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1352765

As a side note.
1) Nvidia were going to release the Shield Portable 2 with an X1 in it. They canceled it despite having built it and gone through the FCC filing. See below:
https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=Wrc3eseKkeEdJUYIDhPxyw%3D%3D&fcc_id=VOB-P2523
https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/GetApplicationAttachment.html?id=3263428

2) At about the same time , Nvidia pulled supply of the Tegra K1 to JXD who had just launched the S192 gaming tablet, which uses the Tegra K1. No one knew why. It has put JXD in a real bad spot. See below : http://www.gsmarena.com/jxd_s192_retro_gaming_tablet_is_powered_by_nvidias_tegra_k1_chipset-blog-17904.php http://boards.dingoonity.org/jxd-devices/jxd-s192/msg145114/#msg145114

3) The 2017 Shield TV , a product meant to spearhead and display Nvidia's latest Tegra SOCs, strangely launches with a Tegra X1 again.

Reading between the lines , I think it's clear what happned. I think Nvidia pulled a lot of things in an agreemnet with Nintendo after they won the Switch contract
« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 07:14:13 am by vcoleiro1 »

 

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