Fion wrote on Jan 13, 2017, 23:33:
1) $300 base price that doesn't include all the core tools and not a single game seems a bit steep. Want another set of controllers? $90! A dock to charge them on? $90! A 'console' style charger that you plug the two controllers into that is basically just cheap plastic handles? $30! So if you want to be able to hook this up to a TV, using an x-box style controller (with half the functionality) to play with 2 people that's a $220 investment on top of the $300 core price. Absurd!
"Small" correction here... The $90 dock is the base station + AC adapter + HDMI cable bundle, which represents a big chunk of what is included in the box for $300. You do not need to buy another unless you break/lose yours or you want to set up multiple places to drop the tablet in and play on TVs.
The rest of what you list are pretty standard accessories that are sold separately for lots of consoles. I.e. for Xbox, it comes with one controller, another one is $50-60, and don't forget $25 rechargeable battery packs for both because otherwise you're burning through a pair of AA batteries every few days! The charging grip for the Joy-cons is nice, sure, but they last 20 hours on a charge so you can get by without it. The non-charging grip like the one in the box is $15.