the console itself is heavy and huge with joy-cons attached, it's v hard to play in handheld mode. which is weird, as judging by splatoon forums, everyone plays handheld..

thinking of eventually (in half a year or so?) buying a second switch, so i wonder if switch lite would be easier to play for me

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speaking of joy-cons: in youtube videos gf showed to me, everyone talks about how a pro controller is absolutely necessary and how small the included thing where you put joy-cons to make a gamepad is. i don't find it small, but to me the best way to play is by holding each joy-con in one hand. they're light, small and fit in my hands perfectly.

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honestly i'm disappointed, there're so few single-switch multiplayer games :( seems like it's a personal console after all, you can only occasionally play together one joy-con per player. now we need to save more money to buy a second console to be able to play more games together..

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we've also bought a vaporwavy racing game on sale, gonna try it tomorrow. it wasn't easy to buy a game in the US store while not being there :x i thought any bank card works worldwide, but nintendo doesn't think so..

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so, first impressions of switch: splatoon 2 is awesome, i love its style! so vivid and colorful, so summery! can't wait to get an online subscription, i've been playing offline campaign for now.

and that's pretty much everything we tried so far. still can't get animal crossing, and gf doesn't wanna play anything before we start an island there. even zelda, which she wanted badly..

oh, i meant mii, not amibo. nintendo has a lot of stuff named weirdly, so it's easy to get confused :x

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it's so interesting, the way cats explore the world. their bodies are different from ours, so they interact with the environment in such a different way!

there're so many more stars than usual. i didn't think this would be noticeable in my region!

and the moon is so bright, i haven't seen such a bright moon in a while!

today a store consultant called us and said that there're no animal crossings left >.> and that's the most important game!

so now i don't know if we should just buy it online or wait for a physical copy to become available..

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so, we got our switch. it was fun to set it up together, to create an amiibo for our account :) then i struggled to make eshop work, it for some reason refused to for a while.

we haven't yet played much, gf went to sleep and i finished the splatoon tutorial. and found out there isn't a local multiplayer option, i hoped we could play together on the same console..

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i was kinda nervous about that, but we did that. turned out it could be delivered yesterday, but without animal crossing.

in a few hours the order status changed to "finished (paid for and delivered)". we thought they delivered it to someone else, so i called the support and waited on the line for 11 minutes. they said, "this means that your order was handed over to the transport company". why did they have to scare us like this? >.<

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i tried to find a faq about how to cancel an order at that online store, but there wasn't one. there was a cancel button on the order status page though. to use it, we'd have to print a form, fill it in, scan and send it to the store. and get our money back in 3-5 days. we thought about it for a long time and eventually decided to go to an ATM, top up our bank account and order the new switch before the store returns our money.

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so i thought that we should cancel the order and buy the newer console, bc if we decided to spend so much money on a switch, we should buy the best one available. and gf wanted to just do nothing as it would be easier and probably faster.

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yesterday was a nervous day. we finally ordered a nintendo (one bundled with zelda) and games, splatoon and animal crossing. they would've been delivered on saturday. at first i wanted to buy zelda and switch separately, but gf said that bundled zelda is like $30 cheaper, so we decided to order a bundle.

but then we started watching videos and found out that there're two revisions of switch, and the newer one is better. games only come bundled with the old switch though.

gf says that for her, it's a summer sound, too. how so?

also it's v cozy, as it's a sound you only hear at home

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the sound of a washing machine reminds me of summer for some reason

i sure hope we won't regret spending this much money, given what the current world situation is like..

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although it's still v expensive, and you have to buy switch itself, games for it, nintendo online.. >.>

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gonna buy a nintendo switch! everyone's talking about animal crossing and gf talked all day about how much she wanted to play too ^^"

we wanted to buy a switch for a long time, so i counted all the money we have and decided it's not a bad idea. and we haven't bought anything this expensive before, so maybe it's time!

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