I don't understand when people say this. Is Zelda the only game you are ever going to buy on the system? Does the unit become obsolete if there are no games immediately following Zelda? No. You purchase the thing now and then you won't have to purchase it when another game you want becomes available.
I'm the opposite.
Skipping Horizon and Mass Effect in favor of grabbing them at a price drop later, assuming they're received well.
Putting everything aside for Zelda on the Switch.
I'm kinda tempted to cancel since there's just way too many games on other platforms that I want to play around the launch date.
Im just unsure if I want the neon one or the grey one. The neon onem would mean getting the extra joycon's to match those colours later.
I could probably hold off on Horizon in favor of Zelda but there is no way I could choose Zelda over Mass Effect: Andromeda. I suppose if I hold off on Horizon I have two weeks to beat Zelda. I would still abandon my Switch for quite a bit while I played through Mass Effect a few times. There is really nothing else I want to play on the Switch now anyways. Hmmm I will have to think on this some more...
Exactly. Nothing takes priority over Zelda.
The PS4 and Xbox One are also good lessons. I bought both at launch, really didn't do squat with the xbox one. Three years later both release new versions of their hardware that are significantly better, come bundled with games (multiple during black friday), and have technical improvements to boot beyond stuff like 4K or lower power or brick built in - the DS4 on the newer PS4's for example is better build quality, compared to the launch PS4 having nub wear off problems. Of course I really enjoyed playing stuff like AC4, Destiny, Division, etc so have to balance waiting with games you really want to play.
Would anyone here be really surprised if 6-9 months from now Nintendo quietly updates new switches to fix minor hardware issues, or changes the USB-C charging port to be on the top instead of the bottom so you can charge while its on a kickstand? Really minor tweaks like that are tiny, but nice.
If you have to play Zelda on the switch at launch of course there is no question, you should buy it at launch. If you don't care that much though, I'm not really seeing much of a compelling reason to buy now.