After announcing the Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 bundle, Nintendo figured some people may just want to forget all that game nonsense and just enjoy a nice empty box.
Funniest thing I have seen awhile. Shows you the hysteria around the Switch
The thirst for Splatoon 2 is real in Japan lol, 13 item on top 20 amazon video game best seller of japan are splatoon games, bundles, and merchandise..
These boxes would have been good for April 1st. Can't see any use for them now though.
On ebay people are selling them for $20-30
Hey a box is sorta like a Nintendo Switch. You can put games in it, it's portable, and you can take it with you.
You forgot another comparison... it has no games.
Man shut the hell up, everyone said the same thing about the PS4 when it first came out. Because X1 had 3 exclusives at launch. Now the tables have turned, and it'll turn again for the Switch.
Thats hilarious because we all expected it to have a full library two months in.
Yet it's two main games that it does have are both system sellers. Can't say as much for both Sony or MS's systems at the moment. Plus, you know, it came out two months ago.
@Shadowsteal oh look a salty nintendo fanboy.....the switch has a dry lineup right now theres no questioning that.
Damn Nintendo guys, take a fucking joke!
I seriously thought the Switch would have a very strong launch lineup. One of Nintendos strong suits was that they always made new games. Sure, there is a million Mario Karts but you could always count on them to make a new one. Porting Wii-U games was just a huge punch in the gut. Really expected them to come out swinging but instead they chose to do the opposite.
To be fair, there are some serious box collectors out there that would buy this in a heartbeat.
I'd buy empty game cases for 5 bucks. Persona 5 for example, I have the steelbook, but the standard version looks really snazzy as well.
Sell on eBay?
I've looked, but can't find any. I've found the steelbook for sale, but not the regular case.
Serious box collectors, oh thank you for the laugh.
I'm not denying they're out there
It is worth a chuckle though but seriously I know a few who are into collecting the display boxes you see at gamestop and such. It's pretty crazy what some of those things fetch on the open market to others who are into them as well.
I remember the scalping was so serious when the PS4 and X1 launched people was selling Xbox One day one edition boxes for an upwards of two hundred to five hundred dollars. people seriously bought that shit lmaooooo
If they were clever and did it for Zelda it would sell, me being one of them buying. The urge is too strong for me with anything Zelda and Nintendo.
I've brought boxes for some of the consoles in my collection. a lot of times when you get them with the box, the box is in terrible condition. More often than not, it's non-existent. Sometimes the boxes sold empty are in excellent condition, and pretty cheap, and getting one makes the value of the console itself go up since it then becomes more complete....assuming you have the other stuff that came in the box as well.
I do this more for games than I do for consoles, because the vast majority of older retro games from the NES or prior era don't come with boxes or instructions. A complete version of these games will often be sold for 2-3 times as much as just the cart. But the boxes alone are often sold pretty cheap.
Granted, just an empty box I wouldn't be that interested in, with maybe the exception of if I wanted to frame it or something. But I've yet to do that. I do know a guy who has almost 40 Dreamcast boxes, with maybe only 20 Dreamcasts to fill them. Has a nice display out of them.
Pfft, collectors will eat this up, but it's still funny as heck.XD
Don't try to buy a Switch on eBay. Lol
I know you are a noob now. You probably bought the switch for retail price. I found a good deal and ordered it for $50 on ebay. Jokes on you, I didnt even have to outbid anyone, they had a buy it now option!
That was one of the stupidest lies I have heard on N4G.
Cool story. Was it the empty box?
@indyman77 When I was a kid I actually bought an xbox on ebay for $50, and of course it didnt come...... I learned early in life ;) So yea it was pretty 'stupid' idgaf, I am smarter and stronger from lessons learned in life early.
Aw, your Xbox never even came, they should've sent you an RROD instead of nothing. Luckily you're older and wiser now instead of a noob like me right ;) ;)
@fenome the original xbox never had a mass problem afaik, RROD was xbox 360. Im talking original xbox.
I stand corrected, guess that's what I get for being a lil nubile.
Don't underestimate collectors. I honestly don't see a problem with this.
HAHA funny XD
I'm a cigar smoker, and its a common thing to have empty cigar boxes for sale. Makes sense
eBay and Amazon let people do it why shouldn't anyone else?
Cool looking box. I'd like to have it.
Hey, for anyone who bought this, i have some oceanfront property in AZ for sale and you can pay me a small fee and i will show you the great egress. Just throwing that out there, yup, the money is just rolling in now...
Doesn't seem like a greedy corporate cash grab at all, but hey its Nintendo so I'm sure its ok.
As long as its not misleading and people know what they're buying, what exactly is not ok about this?
If you have to ask then you're a potential empty box buyer I guess, Nintendo thanks you.
Cash grab for $5?
Probably cost them a couple dollars to make the box.
There are people who may want something like this. The collectors market, or collection enthusiast can really like stuff like this. It'd rather have something official and direct from the company come in pristine condition, than hoping that whatever 2nd hand thing an ebay seller may have they want to make a few bucks on.
In any case, $5 is cheaper than many console boxes go for on Ebay, so I wouldn't really call it a cash grab.
I would, but to each their own.
In other words, you can't say what's not ok with this because you were just spewing verbal diarrhoea.
The only thing that's diarrhea here, besides your inability to spell diarrhea, is Nintendo selling you an empty box. Also your user name appears to be a woefully inaccurate self proclaimed narcissistic insinuation, in reality the odds that you're ever right are probably incredibly rare.
https://en.oxforddictionari... and english is not even my language!
Nintendo can sell what they want and so can you, me or anyone else in this planet as long as they're not doing anything illegal. They're not misleading anyone, they're not forcing anyone to buy this box and wether people buy it or not its up to them. There is literally nothing about this that is not "ok" other than the fact that you're just one of the many useless trolls around here that troll for no reason other than to troll and when asked why, you deflect your verbal diarrhoea to the people that just asked you a simple question. Why is it that its because Nintendo selling a box that you're sure its "ok"? Wouldn't it be ok if it was MS or Sony? What exactly is the problem?
I can tell its not. You seem to be really worked up and personally invested in a story about an empty box, I would suggest if you're going to start using words like "useless troll" you maybe take a breather and re-access your priorities before you find yourself banned. Calm yourself down kid its not that big of a deal. No ones trolling here so you can turn off the water works ok bud.
You could buy one and put a brick in it and send it to someone you hate.
This is a joke right? i hope so
If that was a Switch Zelda box I would get it. Yeah, I'm sad. Wouldn't get this though.
In 20 years you can sell it to someone on Instagram for $50 bucks!
I guess when you've only got two games worth playing, a cardboard box would be the logical next big release. That fact that this is even news just shows how pathetic the whole thing really is.
* I got FE:Fates Special edition and sold all my special edition stuff including just the box on ebay. It's not that big of a deal. People love collecting stuff.
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