Last week, Nintendo unveiled a beautiful limited edition Pokémon Switch bundle. It features coloured Joy-Cons to match the Eevee and Pikachu theme, along with an elaborately decorated dock – a real treat for the eyes, although not for your wallet.
Fortnite fans, however, are not so lucky. The newly-announced Fortnite hardware bundle, which arrives in stores on the 5th of October, looks a little disappointing. It does include some exclusive in-game items, but the Switch itself comes in bog-standard colours, and there’s no decoration on the dock. It feels like a bit of a missed opportunity – particularly as there’s no shortage of art inspiration for a Fortnite-themed console.
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) September 18, 2018
So what’s actually included? To accompany the console there’s 1000 V-Bucks for players to spend in-game, along with the Double Helix item bundle, which contains “a unique Character Outfit, Back Bling, Glider and Pickaxe”. From the picture on the box, they don’t look particularly Nintendo-themed (apart from the red and white colour scheme).
Judging by the fact the bundle will be $299.99 in the US – the same amount as a regular Switch – it will probably cost £279.99 here in the UK. As Fortnite is already a free game, it doesn’t seem worth going out of your way to get the bundle (unless you were already considering buying a Switch). It’s up to you: take your pick(axe).