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Physical Nintendo Switch Games Watch Thread: Avoid missing out on elusive physical games/variants!

Nov 25, 2018
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Nice thread!
I do enjoy collecting physical Switch games. Got all the LRG normal editions. Katamari I have it ordered from play-asia but still waitin for stock. Got stuff like the Toki's collector edition, Flashback, Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition, Coma:Recut and others mostly at amazon.co.uk.

What about the releases from Super Rare Games? Never got one and most seem to be sold out. Not sure if they'll be available again.
https://superraregames.com/collections/switch-games
 
May 16, 2018
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So I'm not familiar with Signature Edition games, will Aragami be available at regular retail, or is it something I should pre-order from them? It appears some of their other releases are available at retail.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Damn I had no idea Bayo 1 had a physical release. That price... :(
Yup, and the scalpers descended on it like a plague of Locusts. Preorders sold VERY fast and the Climax Edition only got 1 print run. I was not happy to hear that. I was profoundly disappointed NoA didn't do a physical release of the two games on Switch like they did on WiiU in the west.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Yup, and the scalpers descended on it like a plague of Locusts. Preorders sold VERY fast and the Climax Edition only got 1 print run. I was not happy to hear that. I was profoundly disappointed NoA didn't do a physical release of the two games on Switch like they did on WiiU in the west.
Yea, it sold out quick and was going for $200+ immediately and $300+ not much longer.

I was lucky enough to grab the Climax Edition. It and the Zelda BoTW Master Edition are probably the cornerstones of my Switch collection.

Nice thread, I definitely fall in the Physical Edition camp, when available.

A few other publishers worth noting are:

https://superraregames.com/

https://signatureeditiongames.com/

https://specialreservegames.com/

I've held off buying The Messenger, but the good news is that specialreservegames.com will be bring it physically this year!
The Messenger is the first Switch game from specialreserve games, right? I’m not interested in the others as much since they are not NTSC releases. I do collect some non NTSC region games, but I’ve decided to limit them since there are already so many great games on the Switch, as well as all the other systems I collect for.
 
Jan 30, 2018
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This thread is relevant to me. I do not like to support LRG releases but I've got a number of those other low/limited print run games just because I've been legitimately interested in the games and like physical copies. The big one the OP is missing is Penguin Wars. The release itself was a drawn out clusterfuck plus there was a launch edition only available on the tiny publisher's website. There was a recent restock well after release which is when I finally got my copy.

I'm pretty miffed about missing out on Katamari though. It's one of my favorite games ever and I planned on getting it soon but now it's scarce.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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This thread is relevant to me. I do not like to support LRG releases but I've got a number of those other low/limited print run games just because I've been legitimately interested in the games and like physical copies. The big one the OP is missing is Penguin Wars. The release itself was a drawn out clusterfuck plus there was a launch edition only available on the tiny publisher's website. There was a recent restock well after release which is when I finally got my copy.

I'm pretty miffed about missing out on Katamari though. It's one of my favorite games ever and I planned on getting it soon but now it's scarce.
I noticed Penguin Wars was a weird one and been monitoring it. Wasn’t ready to say it’s rare just yet but it definitely seems to be on its way unless something changes. It’s currently still available at Amazon and Best Buy if anyone wants to pick up a copy. Not sure if other locations have it or not.

Edit: also, these kind of tips are really helpful to make sure we grab games before they are pricey like Bendy, Katamari, Roller Coaster tycoon, etc... If people notice games are starting to get hard to find please share with everyone.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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Andalusia
Thanks. Just ordered it. Didn't know import and shipping fees have become much cheaper since last time I tried ordering from amazon.com.
Yeah, beyond being a physical buyer, the Monster Boy retail edition is really worth it. As in the game everything has been taken care of.

I reckon it will be eventually get published. I'm holding out on a hope myself.
Sorry, but even with the game success I would be deleting that though from my head if I was you. Check this:

https://www.resetera.com/threads/mo...-4-previews-round-up-thread.3330/post-7828164
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Oct 27, 2017
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What a useful thread! My gf and I have talked of getting Atari Flashback and I'd no clue it had a small print run but was able to grab a copy. And I'd not heard of Penguin Wars but it seems pretty neat so I grabbed it just now too.
 
Aug 23, 2018
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The Messenger is the first Switch game from specialreserve games, right? I’m not interested in the others as much since they are not NTSC releases. I do collect some non NTSC region games, but I’ve decided to limit them since there are already so many great games on the Switch, as well as all the other systems I collect for.
The beauty of the Switch is that the console is region free and plays games from all regions, however I think you already know that.
But I know what you mean, you want to remain as consistent as possible with your collection and that they are from your region of choice.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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The beauty of the Switch is that the console is region free and plays games from all regions, however I think you already know that.
But I know what you mean, you want to remain as consistent as possible with your collection and that they are from your region of choice.
Yea, it’s nice for when I want a game physically and have no other option. I own 3-4 games from other regions I believe. If possible though I prefer NTSC copies since that’s what the majority are and with so many games coming that I want I’m honestly more likely to hold off on a game I’m on the fence about if it doesn’t get an NTSC release. Still glad we have the option though, no doubt.
 
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Dec 5, 2017
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This thread is relevant to me. I do not like to support LRG releases but I've got a number of those other low/limited print run games just because I've been legitimately interested in the games and like physical copies. The big one the OP is missing is Penguin Wars. The release itself was a drawn out clusterfuck plus there was a launch edition only available on the tiny publisher's website. There was a recent restock well after release which is when I finally got my copy.

I'm pretty miffed about missing out on Katamari though. It's one of my favorite games ever and I planned on getting it soon but now it's scarce.
I hadn't heard of this one but I notice it's on Best Buy right now. Is there any reason to believe it will be hard to come by? Or do you just mean a variant of it?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Looks like I should be able to pick up quite a few Atari Flashbacks. I could get them to anyone that wants one (1) for $45 shipped, PayPal F&F (think I will make about a $1 ea). If interested, shoot me a message. I dont know how long they will be available, but there were at least 12.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Not sure how true it is because I don’t have any
Looks like I should be able to pick up quite a few Atari Flashbacks. I could get them to anyone that wants one (1) for $45 shipped, PayPal F&F (think I will make about a $1 ea). If interested, shoot me a message. I dont know how long they will be available, but there were at least 12.
I was able to get one but just wanted to say this is really cool of you. Hopefully we can help each other like this.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I have a question for this thread. I’m sure it’s mostly up to preference but wanted to get other Collectors thoughts...

With Best Buy getting copies of some LRG releases, but having a different cover how does that affect your purchasing decisions? I know some will probably say they are going with LRG because the Limited Cover Art, but to be honest we don’t know which release is more limited. With GCU and free shipping it makes the Best Buy versions much more enticing as that probably equates to $10 a game, depending on the sale prices.

What’s others thoughts on this and which are you planning to go with?
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Nice thread!
I do enjoy collecting physical Switch games. Got all the LRG normal editions. Katamari I have it ordered from play-asia but still waitin for stock. Got stuff like the Toki's collector edition, Flashback, Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition, Coma:Recut and others mostly at amazon.co.uk.

What about the releases from Super Rare Games? Never got one and most seem to be sold out. Not sure if they'll be available again.
https://superraregames.com/collections/switch-games
I got N++ from them. Their releases have the PEGI seal instead of ESRB because they are from the UK, I think. It came with a small manual and 3 random trading cards. It was fine, nothing too fancy.
 
Nov 25, 2018
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I got N++ from them. Their releases have the PEGI seal instead of ESRB because they are from the UK, I think. It came with a small manual and 3 random trading cards. It was fine, nothing too fancy.

Ordered N++ and The Adventure Pals (only ones available).

Releases are:

Human: Fall Flat
The Flame and the Switch
Shelter Generations
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Mutant Mudds Collection (waiting list)
Worms: WMD (waiting list)
Snake Pass (waiting list)
N++ (available)
Steredenn (waiting list)
The Adventure Pals (available)

Was looking at Play-asia limited releases with english language

Reverie: Sweet as Edition (taking pre-orders)
Oniken + Odallus collection (pre-orders starting 24th January I think)
Shikhondo: Soul Eater

There's probably more...

Capcom Belt Action Collection arrived from VGP (asia version). What a lovely cover!
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Was looking at Play-asia limited releases with english language

Reverie: Sweet as Edition (taking pre-orders)
Oniken + Odallus collection (pre-orders starting 24th January I think)
Shikhondo: Soul Eater

There's probably more...
Only 2 more: RXN -Raijin, and Dimension Drive. I like that RXN -Raijin came with a steelbook and art book but it was more expensive than the other releases.
Play-Asia has good affordable special editions, and they don't run out of stock in seconds unlike LRG. Unfortunately, it seems LRG gets all the indie hits so I dread the day they release Hollow Knight.
 
Hi guys...I’m relatively new to the forums...

I’m definitely on the side of a physical Switch collection so I guess I’m in the right place! Just recently, something told me to start building my collection, so In the past week I have ordered:

Megaman and Megaman X collections
Megaman 11
Onimusha
Okami
Capcom Belt Action
Danmaku Unlimited 3 (LRG)
Windjammers (LRG)
Celeste (LRG)

On the hunt for Steredenn, Furi and Thumper also...I can’t wait till I get them!

Nice thread, I definitely fall in the Physical Edition camp, when available.

A few other publishers worth noting are:

https://superraregames.com/

https://signatureeditiongames.com/

https://specialreservegames.com/

I've held off buying The Messenger, but the good news is that specialreservegames.com will be bring it physically this year!
Nice, thanks for the links! Looks like I’ll be ordering The Messenger ASAP!

I’m glad this thread is here, thanks to all who have contributed previously! :)
 
Nov 25, 2018
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Only 2 more: RXN -Raijin, and Dimension Drive. I like that RXN -Raijin came with a steelbook and art book but it was more expensive than the other releases.
Play-Asia has good affordable special editions, and they don't run out of stock in seconds unlike LRG. Unfortunately, it seems LRG gets all the indie hits so I dread the day they release Hollow Knight.

Thanks. Going to look at those.
About LRG, I don't have much problems with them since I limited myself to the normal editions and thankfully they take pre-orders for those but I can see how the special editions are a problem...
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Huh, I wonder if Atari Flashbacks had a new print run.

I was coming here to say I think word had gotten around about it. Last night three Targets around me had copies, today I go and get a copy for myself but the other stores were out. It seems it may not matter anyway.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Huh, I wonder if Atari Flashbacks had a new print run.

I was coming here to say I think word had gotten around about it. Last night three Targets around me had copies, today I go and get a copy for myself but the other stores were out. It seems it may not matter anyway.
It’s been in stock at GameStop for a while. I got my copy in the mail earlier this week. That said, I did hear someone outsidenthis forum say Targets got a restock though. I don’t have a Target near me so I can’t say either way.