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Nintendo Switch 2019 Console $399 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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  • Longer Battery Life
  • The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles
  • Providing single and multiplayer thrills at home
  • Enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose

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  • +7 votes

    inb4 "no deal was cheaper last week"

  • -1 vote

    Can you install custom firmware on the new models yet?

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      No.

    • +22 votes

      It’s a relatively new console, please show some respect to the devs and pay for the games.

      • +25 votes

        Custom firmware allows for more than pirating, such as overclocking the hardware to improve FPS in games like Witcher 3.

        • +19 votes

          This so much, a lot of people use CFW for piracy but there are also many of us who use it for other things too. 60FPS patches, resolution patches, custom home menu (good lord the default one is HORRIBLE), Switchroot (Android), game mods/translations… it's not always piracy like everyone seems to assume. Personally my Switch is hacked but I don't pirate games on it and play legit cartridges most of the time, the rest of the time is copies purchased from the eShop…

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            @chihaeru: Would nintendo still ban consoles if no piracy activity found?

            • +1 vote

              @allenhori: Absolutely possible and likely to happen, your homebrew used and stuff is logged by Nintendo in activity log if you connect to Nintendo services on a "compromised" NAND, and banwaves can happen. Most people have a separate "clean" NAND that they use for online, and a CFW'd one that has all of Nintendo's servers blocked (using Incognito homebrew to do so).

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                @chihaeru: This is fascinating mate, I had no idea. Wish I could get my hands on a moddable Switch now… :(

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                  @Zazer: I got mine from Cash Converters after like a month of searching local sales, eBay, etc…! Ended up $300 delivered from their webshop (talked down from $330), Mario red joycons were the giveaway that it was likely a hackable unit and it ended up being a Super Mario Odyssey bundle complete in box (also asked for and confirmed serial number was in exploitable range). Hope you can find one, they're getting a bit harder to find now… good luck! :)

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                    @chihaeru: Mate I wouldn’t even know what to look for. Plus do t have the time to invest in looking for one. Would love to get one, and have the money to spare, but wouldn’t have the time to search these days. Once upon a time…. Ah well :(

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            @chihaeru: How do you go online to download eshop games when you've custom mod it without getting banned?

            • +3 votes

              @FrozenFred: I play my eshop titles on my "clean" sysNAND (like dualbooting on a PC), which is unmodded/untouched OS bootable from the hekate bootloader. Separate SD card for just sysNAND, and has never had homebrew launched on it, therefore it is almost entirely clean and I haven't been banned on it yet. All my modded games and homebrew is run on the emuMMC, which has Nintendo servers blocked. :)

        • -5 votes

          Lol seriously how many people do that? Don't pretend to say you do so for tinkering hardware only

          • +4 votes

            @neonlight: Heaps do. And heaps of people like me own tons of original nes, snes, gba, GCN games, and want them all on one device.
            My 3ds is purely emulation at this point to have all my games in the one spot.

            • -39 votes

              @TrafalgarSean: That's hacking to run emulator that is still illegal. Running titles not purchased under old platforms or you didn't own them still illegal. Even if you do own them how many people are honest about it? The excuse is oh I can't play on old platform therefore it's justified for me to hack the console install whatever to allow me to do whatever as I bought the console.

              Custom firmware is illegal itself

              So many people make excuses to say they are doing the right thing.

              You don't own the console itself. Nintendo owns it include the OS and hardware. You are merely a user

              If you want to play your old titles the right thing is to buy the snes mini which might not have everything.

              You might as well run an emulator on your PC

              Go ahead and neg me because I know I'm pointing out the truth many do not admit. Excuses and justifications to modding is not applicable. You either do the right thing not touching it at all or hack it mod all the way and do everything you want on it without Nintendo knowing. Which is why you can't go online if you hack because you get banned

              Having all the games on one device is not the right reason. It is not designed officially to do so. And running emulators is a grey area at best.

              Tinkering is a hobby. So as modding. And it is not the right thing hence Nintendo keeps battling piracy and modified consoles. As soon as you modified the console in any forms software and hardware strictly speaking you already breached license terms and conditions.

              • +5 votes

                @neonlight: You're talking like the only games you can play on the system are nintendo ones. I've modified mine to play a bunch of older emulators. Mostly old arcade games from the 80s and early 90s that you cant find anywhere for sale. How I enjoy messing with UN Squadron and Ninja Spirits. All those old 2 player beatemups that you cant buy anywhere, I play those with a friend of mine on this thing. Served me well on my plane tripa dholiday. Hell, there are plenty of systems out there that you cant find their games anywhere. So yeah, what I'm doing isnt putting anyone out of money. If they want me to buy the game they can make it available. Until then I'll do it my way.

              • +3 votes

                @neonlight: So what if I breached license T&Cs though, are they gonna come to my house and take the console back? I paid for it, I own it. Not using it for any sort of online advantage, or piracy. I don't subscribe to this whole "company owns the device, you're just a user" thing, when something is bought outright.

                What if I want to play a game from an overseas region that I paid for, but I can't because the console has some ridiculous region locking? Of course I'll modify it. Then the issue of (particularly the Switch), the horrible home menu interface. There is a way to modify this with custom firmware, so of course I'll take the liberty to modify it. Oh no, big N is mad at me for using something better than what they envision!

                Unless Nintendo/Sony/Microsoft is going to come into my residence and give me a smack for being naughty, there's no reason to stop. I don't seek a reason to justify doing something "illegal", I just say it how it is. If I was doing it to pirate every game under the sun, that might be different.

              • +10 votes

                @neonlight: Please do not spread misinformation.

                Custom firmware/mod-chip are not illegal in Australia, only the manufacturing and selling of devices/software with the explicit purpose of circumventing copyright protection is. Nintendo's legal page does not state that they own the right to the console hardware once it has been sold. In fact, Section 116AN of the Copyright Act specifically provide examples of how modifying hardware is considered reasonable:

                It is not illegal to circumvent access control technological protection measure if:

                (a)  the person circumvents the access control technological protection measure to enable the person to do an act; and
                
                (b)  the act:
                
                    (i)  relates to a copy of a computer program (the original program ) that is not an infringing copy and that was lawfully obtained; and
                
                    (ii)  will not infringe the copyright in the original program; and
                
                    (iia)  relates to elements of the original program that will not be readily available to the person when the circumvention occurs; and
                
                    (iii)  will be done for the sole purpose of achieving interoperability of an independently created computer program with the original program or any other program.
                
                • -3 votes

                  @j4ice: Perhaps you can tell Nintendo with the above reason then you won't get banned.
                  Every one running custom firmware are not connecting to Nintendo servers.

                  If Nintendo thinks its fine to do so, then why ban consoles?

                  The law in Australia says not illegal, but its illegal to Nintendo's eyes

                  Places like ozmodchips provide materials for modding and even has a service to do so for you. They are running such service in a grey area.

                  • +1 vote

                    @neonlight: I think these are two separate issues. It is perfectly fine if Nintendo does not want to provide service (such as access to their online platforms or warranty) if the console is not in its original configuration.
                    Most if not all people that modify their consoles do not expect to receive these services, they just want to use the hardware to do things that were not intended by the manufacturer.
                    It also doesn't matter what the manufacturer "thinks"; if an action is legal then they cannot seek legal penalties against you.

              • +5 votes

                @neonlight: This is not true. Installing custom firmware is not illegal. And Nintendo do not own any of the hardware I purchase. It is mine.

    • +3 votes

      Might be able to soon, but with soldering involved…

      http://wololo.net/2019/11/12/news-rumour-follow-up-team-xecu...

      • +1 vote

        Oh cool. Thanks for that

        I can't solder for shite but my mate is an expert.

        Used to do heaps of it in the old mod chip days.
        Hopefully he'll still have his steady hand and a love for ferroro Roche's

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      Not yet but there'll be something in a month or two. The switch lite was shown habe workable hacks recently.

  • +3 votes

    Not the best deal. If you can wait, buy the 2019 console with Mario Kart download on sale for around this price. At the very least you can sell the Mario Kart game off or keep it as it's a good party game.

  • +2 votes

    Does it have better graphics? What's new in the 2019 version?

  • +2 votes

    Don't forget Cashback people!

    • +3 votes

      Where can we find these said cashback people?

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        Sign up to either CashRewards or Shopback, get a small percentage back into your bank account.

        There are a number a caveats to get started however - such as the $10 minimum required to cash-out, habit of clicking through CashRewards/Shopback before paying on Amazon and the long period of verifying your purchase, but it is worth it if you buy online a lot.

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    Nup I'll wait for cheaper.

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    no discount was at the same price around Christmas time.

  • +3 votes

    BIG W's $429 is a better deal than this I think if you're planning to buy Mario Kart.

  • +12 votes

    i don't understand how this deal can gain forty votes whilst just back in Dec, it was priced at $340.

    • +4 votes

      How about now?

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      I don't understand how people can walk into an EB Games store and pay $469 for an identical product, but I'd bet they've sold more inventory at RRP nationwide than OzBargain posts have "sold" at discount.

      • +2 votes

        I'd bet they've sold more inventory at RRP nationwide than OzBargain posts have "sold" at discount.

        i wouldn't be surprised

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          15%~ discount over high street price on a recent popular games console is pretty good though. Not great but good.

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        You literally described why.
        Because the easiness of walking into a store, buying a product and having somewhere to go for any service or buying games. And its probably next to your favourite supermarket at the shopping center.

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          EB Games pricematch though

        • +3 votes

          EB Games don't service consoles in-store and you won't get on-the-spot replacement for all things though. Not worth $80 in my opinion when Amazon offer the same warranty but each to their own.

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      Most people don't have a Delorean

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      It came with Mario Kart as well in December. Yeah it's an expired deal but still the gap is huge

  • +1 vote

    Is this a good match for my Sandisk 128GB Ultra Micro SD?

  • +1 vote

    Assume this deal from ebay is a better one?
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nintendo-Switch-with-Mario-Kart-...

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      I think the Zelda in the first picture is an error because Zelda isn't mentioned in the title or anywhere else in the description.

      Nintendo Switch Neon Joy-Con Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Console Bundle Includes:
      Nintendo Switch Neon Joy-Con Console
      Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Full Game Download)

    • +1 vote

      yea sure this one is much better deal

    • +2 votes

      Only 32 feedback on that seller tho…

  • +1 vote

    Still too bloody expensive. Add another $50-70 for a single game. Still using my Wii U.

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      Yep. Perhaps if there were more than 2 exclusives that are not on Wii U or PC… but for $400!?

      If you own a Wii U and a few games (and you can for half of $400) the switch won't be a bargain for years yet at this rate.

  • -1 vote

    Saw this at Kotaku, might be useful for those who wanting to wait a bit, of coz price will not be $399 when it is released:
    https://www.kotaku.com.au/2020/01/switch-2-nintendo-2020/

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    No Mario Kart?

  • -3 votes

    The cheapest price in the market should be this:
    https://www.gamesmen.com.au/video-games/nintendo-switch/cons...