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Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50

As a huge Nintendo fan, I’ve had the Nintendo Switch on pre-order since the beginning of November last year. I pre-ordered it from Gameseek with quite a hefty amount of skepticism…

The price of the console was unknown at the time, yet Gameseek were giving a guaranteed pre-order price of £198.50. I was even more skeptical when the launch price was later announced at £279.99. There was a small part of me that thought I’d never see the console or my money again.

However, today, as promised and via DPD, the Nintendo Switch arrived.

I am unbelievably happy to get my hands on it for launch day, but more so to get it at almost 30% off! So let’s get inside it!

I also ordered the Pro Controller, a case and a 128GB Micro SD Card from Amazon Prime Now.

Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
So here it is. After being on pre-order for 6 months (and grabbing it for over £80 less than the RRP via Gameseek) my Nintendo Switch has arrived on launch day.

Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50

Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
Pristine and shiny, the Switch was slightly smaller than I imagine, but is still a great size for portability.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
It gleams. The build quality of the central unit feels very solid, premium and sturdy with a great weight.

Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50

Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
All the attachments for the joy con controllers are heavy-duty metal.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
The Joy-Con controllers, these can be used together or separately for multi-player.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
After removing the top layer, all the extras can be found below.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
Once you’ve connected the Switch to the TV, you can connect the Joy-Con controllers to this to use them like a traditional controller.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
These connect to the Joy-Con contollers to protect the connectors and give you a sturdy wrist-strap to stop you throwing them around.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
HDMI Cable and USB C. It charges using the same cable as my Google Pixel XL Phone. This means one less wire for me to carry.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
The cradle. Looks great and again, a sturdy build.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
The back of the cradle, inside here are all the connectors.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
Sliding off the Joy-Con from the Switch.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
USB C connector at the bottom of the Switch
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
Standard USB C cable to charge the Switch. You can even charge it from a portable battery pack.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
The stand at the back of the Switch is not the sturdiest in the world but it does the job and can be reattached if it ever comes off.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
The Switch with Joy-Cons attached to the handset adapter and the Switch inside the docking cradle.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
Powering it on for the first time!
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
An extra-purchase – The Switch Pro Controller for serious gaming. This can also be used on PC.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
Charges also with USB C cable which it comes with inside the box. The Switch Pro Controller comes well wrapped.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
Peek at the Pro Controller inside the bag.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
Here it is, a beautiful weight, semi-transparent controller. I have a feeling I’ll be using this the most; it’s familiar.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
Another extra purchase – The Official Case and Screen Protector
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
Comes wrapped up. Pretty standard and a soft screen protector. Will probably seek out a third-party tempered glass screen protector in time as they’re safer and easier to attach.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
The insnide of the case is very well padded and is quite firm. It could be a little harder I suppose, but still great support for the Switch.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
Safe inside whilst Mario watches over rather ominously.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
The Switch Zipped up and locked away.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
Connecting the HDMI and USB C cables to the dock from the TV. The back panel of the dock flips open to reveal the connections and then keeps them tidy when finished.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
The Switch looking very sleek in front of the TV.
Unboxing the NEW Nintendo Switch in 31 Photos and how I got it for £198.50
Now just sitting, waiting for Zelda Breath of The Wild to download…

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