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NBA 2K18 on Nintendo Switch Fully Featured, More Details Here

The Nintendo Switch version of NBA 2K18 will be fully featured, meaning it will include all of the modes the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 has.

According to GameInformer, NBA 2K18 on the Switch will use the same engine as the PlayStation and Xbox One, but will take a hit graphically and only run at 30 FPS.

Roster, MyTEAM and game updates will arrive on the Nintendo Switch at the same time as they do on current-gen consoles.

The digital version arrives on September 15, but Switch fans that want a physical copy, will need to wait until October 17. Check out the GameInformer article for more details.

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  1. I'm hoping there is some clarification on the Switch side soon. Between the blogs and the live feed later tonight, video is starting to pop up. I'm hoping the Switch version is shown soon and we get some detail with it as well.
    As for the cartridges, this whole situation is very confusing. I've read the reports that the physical cartridge will be delayed until later in the fall. I have no problems with that. However Bestbuy and Gamestop etc... are still selling the physical copy of the game like you will have early access on Sept. 15.
    Well how does that work? Does that mean you get to play the digital version early, even though you bought the physical copy? Mind you, the physical version can be had for around $12 cheaper. If so, will that digital version work until the cartridge is released and then be shut down or will the cartridge continue to not be required?
    Obviously saving money would be nice and I like the idea of having the physical game and the box, but I really prefer the ease use digital downloads provide. If you end up getting both versions when buying the physical copy because of this strange circumstance I'd like to know that. I also understand it's possible it may not be in 2K's best interest to clarify this if it may cost them money on the digital only side.
    Personally, I'll be buying digital like always on my PS4 and will be waiting for more news before I decide which version I'm getting on the Switch.
    They've posted on Twitter about it and apparently it's pretty much the same game on all platforms this year. The Switch obviously has slightly downgraded graphics, but it has all the features PS4, Xone, & PC has.
    I am very interested in buying the 2k18 for Nintendo Switch, but do we know if the gameplay will be the same as PS4/One apart from the graphics downgrade?
    Cheers! ;-)
    I'm right with OP on this. Having a fully fledged Franchise mode on the go is going to be amazing. Being on campus alot,this will come in handy.
    Also, I'm more of an NFL/MLB guy. So I don't end up playing 2k as much as I'd like. This helps that a ton.
    Man, I'd love to have this for road trips now that we know it's got full MyLeague... I don't think I can justify two copies though, and the draft class/roster creators on PS4 are too good for me not to get it on there.
    ryback89
    Damn it the Switch Version looks nice. I see me to buy the game 2 times one for PS4 and for on the road the Switch Version.

    Same here, but I will also get it for Xbox One... and I am sure I will be thinking about the PC version later in the year when the price drops... Do I have a problem, Doctor? :y220d:
    CDazzle91
    Man, I'd love to have this for road trips now that we know it's got full MyLeague... I don't think I can justify two copies though, and the draft class/roster creators on PS4 are too good for me not to get it on there.

    This popped into my head too, the Draft Classes. Hopefully they're "good enough".
    Can't imagine having this on a car trip. The Switch could become one of the GOAT consoles. Needs Madden/GTA in my opinion. And I guess, Call of Duty although I don't play that.
    Goffs
    How does the Switch handle patches?
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    There have been patches for several games like NBA Playgrounds, Zelda, etc. so I would imagine this won't be a problem.
    Although, who knows what the timing will be. Esp with 2K.
    exposedaking
    Damn. I might end up buying 4 copies of this game
    Ps4 pro(legend gold)
    Xbox 1 x
    Switch
    PC
    Wow
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    I'm curious as to why. I can understand a console and a handheld. But to get it on XB1X, PS4 PRO & PC? What do you get out of that. Just wondering
    Playing portable 2K is an incredibly satisfying experience. The first time I played MyLEAGUE in my hands, away from a television, was a very cool moment. I hope many of you get to experience that as well.
    eric7064
    I'm curious as to why. I can understand a console and a handheld. But to get it on XB1X, PS4 PRO & PC? What do you get out of that. Just wondering
    I play with friends on both ps4 and Xbox
    Switch will be when im on the go
    PC will be for mods
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    Now I haven't done my research but does the switch have another controller that can work with it? I held the little ones that slide on the side and my hands are WAY to big to hold that lil thing....
    jayman504
    Now I haven't done my research but does the switch have another controller that can work with it? I held the little ones that slide on the side and my hands are WAY to big to hold that lil thing....

    Yes, pro controller. Basically like an Xbox controller
    jayman504
    Now I haven't done my research but does the switch have another controller that can work with it? I held the little ones that slide on the side and my hands are WAY to big to hold that lil thing....

    Yes, the Switch Pro controller. It's freaking nice and has 40 battery life.
    exposedaking
    I play with friends on both ps4 and Xbox
    Switch will be when im on the go
    PC will be for mods
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    Same....except I'm not getting it for xbox one since all my friends jumped ship and went to ps4. PC, ps4 and maybe switch soon....
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    2K Sports and Visual Concepts seem to be treating the Switch version of NBA 2K18 well. Folks are starting to go hands on with the game, including USgamer, and we’re hearing that it’s feature complete and will be identical to the PlayStation 4 version. NBA 2K18 players on Switch can expect the inclusion of MyGM team-management, MyLeague, MyCareer, Story mode, and everything else.
    - source
    Was already planning on getting it for the Switch, but if this is true....daaaaaaaamn!
    eric7064
    Yes, pro controller. Basically like an Xbox controller

    Ok OK...nice nice...didn't know about that...perhaps a switch might be in my future after all..
    BobbyColtrane
    It looks good in handheld mode. Really stoked!
    http://pic.twitter.com/VmjRPdfhic

    Looking really good! I did some Remote Play on my Vita, but those rear-touch controls were terrible. Playing on the Switch is going to be so nice!
    Kudos to 2K for giving Switch owners a full-feature game that mirrors the PS4/Xbox One outside of graphics. This should be the model for all sports games on the Switch!
    DreamAgain
    30 fps is a really big downside but at least all the features are there. I'm guessing it also has lower res textures, lighting, anti-aliasing, etc.

    As long as it's smooth who cares about FPS?
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    I already have the PS4 version pre-ordered but part of me just wants to get the Switch version instead. Managing MyLeague or MyGM on the road would be fun. I wish I could play MyCareer on the road offline and still be able to bring it home and connect online again. That would be awesome.
    I think I will just stick with the PS4 version and see if I am tempted by a sale for the Switch version on Black friday.
    I'm not THRILLED about 30 fps but from what I saw on the video of gameplay, it looked just fine.
    We'll see what happens when we have the game in our hands (literally).
    I think most of us were expecting some sort of compromise given the disparity between the systems themselves.
    Strictly speaking for myself, the ability to take this to work to lab for a few minutes at lunch and then dock it and keep playing on my 70" tv takes priority over graphics. Of course, graphics aren't as important to me as other things, I play all kinds of games with less than 1080p/4K/whatever.
    Instead of reading Operation Sports at work I will be working on Iso Motion, or labbing plays, or playing MyLeague games, or editing Draft Classes.
    :bandito:
    It would be sweet if we could link 2k accounts. I'd love to use my PS4 account on the go. It would suck having to create 2 different accounts. Also, not sure how the game will do if it's offline. Considering it's a mobile system and 2k always needs an online connection.
    As long as it works I'll be getting switch and PS4 version.
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    TheBadazz
    Now I gotta wait for slow Amazon to put the physical copies up for preorder. I got to get one for XBox One and Switch.

    I don't think they will
    my biggest question is how do you play multi-player with one switch and the two side controllers? I saw it in the promo and I just have no idea how that would work.
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    So switch digital only at regular launch, cartridges release on October 17.
    From GameInformer
    "Retail Copy Details
    The retail version of NBA 2K18 does not release day and date with the digital version on September 19. If you want the cartridge, you have to wait until October 17."
    More Switch info on there too:
    http://www.gameinformer.com/games/nba_2k18/b/switch/archive/2017/09/01/everything-we-know-about-the-switch-version-of-nba-2k18.aspx?utm_content=buffer8f6b9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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    KidHypeTellem
    So switch digital only at regular launch, cartridges release on October 17.
    From GameInformer
    "Retail Copy Details
    The retail version of NBA 2K18 does not release day and date with the digital version on September 19. If you want the cartridge, you have to wait until October 17."
    More Switch info on there too:
    http://www.gameinformer.com/games/nba_2k18/b/switch/archive/2017/09/01/everything-we-know-about-the-switch-version-of-nba-2k18.aspx?utm_content=buffer8f6b9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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    Well, that's more than a few days, lol. Hmm ... may just wait until Oct. anyway, since I've got a busy stretch coming up for work and that physical release date actually falls in a window where I'd actually be able to play the game.
    No Cross Compatibility
    In my dream scenario, I could play the majority of my games on my PS4 at home, but then take that MyGM or MyCareer save on the road with the Switch. Visual Concepts agrees that's an interesting proposition, but it isn't happening with NBA 2K18.
    :(
    Still getting it on switch though haha
    Cowboy008
    Not sure if this was posted already

    The guy in the video doesn't know how to play.
    The camera movement was HORRIBLE.
    And his voice is super annoying.
    And I watched every second of it lol because I'm just that hyped for this game.
    KidHypeTellem
    So switch digital only at regular launch, cartridges release on October 17.
    From GameInformer
    "Retail Copy Details
    The retail version of NBA 2K18 does not release day and date with the digital version on September 19. If you want the cartridge, you have to wait until October 17."
    More Switch info on there too:
    http://www.gameinformer.com/games/nba_2k18/b/switch/archive/2017/09/01/everything-we-know-about-the-switch-version-of-nba-2k18.aspx?utm_content=buffer8f6b9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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    I've been seeing September 15th as eshop date...
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    Just went and bought Nintendo Switch just for this. Now gotta blow 2 weeks till the game launches but that should be very doable considering I also bought Zelda, Mario Kart and Mario Kingdom Battle.
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    ajg52801
    Just went and bought Nintendo Switch just for this. Now gotta blow 2 weeks till the game launches but that should be very doable considering I also bought Zelda, Mario Kart and Mario Kingdom Battle.
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    No Splat2?
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    swimfunk
    No Cross Compatibility
    In my dream scenario, I could play the majority of my games on my PS4 at home, but then take that MyGM or MyCareer save on the road with the Switch. Visual Concepts agrees that's an interesting proposition, but it isn't happening with NBA 2K18.
    :(
    Still getting it on switch though haha

    The holy grail right there.
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    ajg52801
    Just went and bought Nintendo Switch just for this. Now gotta blow 2 weeks till the game launches but that should be very doable considering I also bought Zelda, Mario Kart and Mario Kingdom Battle.
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    I got one at launch, but it sounds like you are very fortunate to get one so easy.
    Have fun with Zelda, it's amazing! I've put a little over 200hrs in that game and it's still a blast.
    I'm hoping Live(PS4) and 2K(X1) can hold me over until the Switch card comes out. Since I preordered it and paid for it at Best Buy.com. Why would Nintendo greedy selves want to cut out the middle man for a month? So they can get full price upfront and all the discounted deals are second. Not good business for the consumer.
    DreamAgain
    The graphics look.. off.. Is it just me? It almost looks like NBA Live character models.

    Play NBA 2k on PSP (The last mobile 2K game), and tell me how off the graphics are.
    I'm ready!
    TheBadazz
    Play NBA 2k on PSP (The last mobile 2K game), and tell me how off the graphics are.
    I'm ready!

    That's fine and all I'm just not sold that this is the exact same game. Feature wise maybe. Gameplay and graphics wise it looks more like a ps3/360 port.
    Looks better than the Scorpio version oh my geeerd. In all seriousness I wanna get some feedback from those of you who buy both a switch version and a PS4/XB version before I make the decision to grab a switch. Want to make sure they feel the same.
    Maybe the game has all the modes featured, maybe they kept the same systems/engine, then again, I doubt they all run at the same performance level than the higher consoles, I seriously doubt ''all'' features are in, hence the consoles price differentiation (even tho Nintendo has tipically cost fewer even if with consoles of similar specs).
    Don't be overhyped and take it as what it is, the best sport game on the Switch, yet, downgraded in some form from the PS4/X1 versions.
    Had I had the money would buy a Switch just to have it as handheld option.
    I looked this weekend to see if I could pre-order the game on the eShop but there wasn't an option to do so yet.
    I wonder if we can get this game on the 15th like the other systems if we pre-order.
    My best buy pre-order date changed to 10/17, so ill have to change that order and get it from the Nintendo eshop. I have a 128gb card in mines.
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    TheBadazz
    My best buy pre-order date changed to 10/17, so ill have to change that order and get it from the Nintendo eshop. I have a 128gb card in mines.
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    I just purchased a memory card for mine (I love having the digital version of the games). Is it easy to set it up?
    BobbyColtrane
    I looked this weekend to see if I could pre-order the game on the eShop but there wasn't an option to do so yet.
    I wonder if we can get this game on the 15th like the other systems if we pre-order.

    The game will be available in the eShop on the 15th without a preorder. Physical copy drops 10-17.
    GoDsSoN770
    The game will be available in the eShop on the 15th without a preorder. Physical copy drops 10-17.
    Doesn't that mean that digital owners on the switch can't get the pre-order bonuses?
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    Downloaded it overnight and played a few minutes before work today. It takes some getting used to the controls for me, I'm really used to the XBox controller with 2K.
    Load times were great, some people mentioned that as a concern but they really weren't noticeably different than any other version.
    Don't really have impressions yet other than that. The graphics are between 360/XBone IMO.
    I will be playing this thing A LOT. Very happy with this game.
    I just played it for the first time. I'm very impressed with what 2K has been able to do. High quality , full featured, and portable. Graphics look good for the Switch.
    baseballguy
    My only gripe so far is button responsiveness. A little slow compared to PS4 Pro. It's definitely noticeable.

    I am having the same experience and I would say it is not only button responsiveness but also ergonomics. Playing with the joycons I can´t feel as comfortable as with the Xbox One gamepad, one is not aware of the complex combinations of buttons you use so seamlessly to play this game until you use a totally different controller your not used to...
    In any case, great product this 2k18 for Switch, I will playing a lot of it in the future so, hopefully, I will get used to the Nintendo setup, buttons and pads... I am sure it would improve dramaticlly using a Pro controller, but I am not going to buy one just for this game... or will I perhaps? LOL
    Cheers! ;-)
    Guard-ian
    I am having the same experience and I would say it is not only button responsiveness but also ergonomics. Playing with the joycons I can´t feel as comfortable as with the Xbox One gamepad, one is not aware of the complex combinations of buttons you use so seamlessly to play this game until you use a totally different controller your not used to...
    In any case, great product this 2k18 for Switch, I will playing a lot of it in the future so, hopefully, I will get used to the Nintendo setup, buttons and pads... I am sure it would improve dramaticlly using a Pro controller, but I am not going to buy one just for this game... or will I perhaps? LOL
    Cheers! ;-)

    I think I will LOL.
    Agree about the ergonomics. You just need a real controller to play it, imo.
    I'm going to try the joycon holder thing, and then my pro controller and let you know what I think.
    notyard22
    Awesome thanks
    Sorry to be clear, I mean local h2h. Since you're referring to online, I don't know the answer.
    I realize I misread your question.
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    swimfunk
    how much of a DL is it? I am wondering if I will need a memory card to download the game.
    You absolutely do. Game won't download without an SD card.
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    Guard-ian
    I am having the same experience and I would say it is not only button responsiveness but also ergonomics. Playing with the joycons I can´t feel as comfortable as with the Xbox One gamepad, one is not aware of the complex combinations of buttons you use so seamlessly to play this game until you use a totally different controller your not used to...
    In any case, great product this 2k18 for Switch, I will playing a lot of it in the future so, hopefully, I will get used to the Nintendo setup, buttons and pads... I am sure it would improve dramaticlly using a Pro controller, but I am not going to buy one just for this game... or will I perhaps? LOL
    Cheers! ;-)

    My biggest concern heading in to this is playing it in portable mode. Holding the console is very awkward in my hand even for a simpler game like Zelda. Can't imagine what it will be like for 2k. I don't own a pro controller but it looks great - but the problem is if I'm going to be playing on my TV it will be the better version of the game. I want 2k for portable mode.
    swimfunk
    how much of a DL is it? I am wondering if I will need a memory card to download the game.
    You need an SD card for the digital copy.
    Edit - Sorry already answered
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    Do you need the memory card in the switch before the download?
    I downloaded the game and it said I didn't have enough space to play it, then I added a memory card to it and it said the same thing.
    Now what I did I archived it, and now it's downloading again with the memory card in it.
    Am I doing the right thing, or is there other steps I need to take?
    Nolo33
    Do you need the memory card in the switch before the download?
    I downloaded the game and it said I didn't have enough space to play it, then I added a memory card to it and it said the same thing.
    Now what I did I archived it, and now it's downloading again with the memory card in it.
    Am I doing the right thing, or is there other steps I need to take?
    Archive might have worked but I've read the issue you had is exactly why you need the card in there before the download.
    If you have another issue, I recommend you delete and start over.
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    Did it work?
    I have the same problem.
    Downloaded 2k18, said i didnt have enough space. Put in a 32gb micro sd card and it still said i didnt have enough space??? So now iv archived 2k. And started downloading 2k18 again with the sd in to see if that will work??
    Hopefully it dose.
    And if i download it again and it says the same thing do you guys think i need to delete the game fully and redownload off the eshop??? And will i have to pay for it again? Surely not?
    Shamcc
    Did it work?
    I have the same problem.
    Downloaded 2k18, said i didnt have enough space. Put in a 32gb micro sd card and it still said i didnt have enough space??? So now iv archived 2k. And started downloading 2k18 again with the sd in to see if that will work??
    Hopefully it dose.
    And if i download it again and it says the same thing do you guys think i need to delete the game fully and redownload off the eshop??? And will i have to pay for it again? Surely not?
    You only pay once. Download as many times as u want.
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    Anyone buying this on multiple systems? I been waiting for a portable version but I think i'll hold off when I'm traveling more often since I already got this on my pc and will be getting it on my PS4 when i get to the states.
    RockinDaMike
    Anyone buying this on multiple systems? I been waiting for a portable version but I think i'll hold off when I'm traveling more often since I already got this on my pc and will be getting it on my PS4 when i get to the states.

    I bought it on both PS4 and Switch.
    baseballguy
    I bought it on both PS4 and Switch.

    Can you give some impressions compared to both versions? How do they each play in relation to one another? Are there limitations on the Switch? Any info between the two versions?
    I'm really on the fence whether to get it on my Xbox or Switch.
    Anything and all info would be awesome and greatly appreciated by me and anyone else in the same boat.
    Thanks
    mogrod
    Can you give some impressions compared to both versions? How do they each play in relation to one another? Are there limitations on the Switch? Any info between the two versions?
    I'm really on the fence whether to get it on my Xbox or Switch.
    Anything and all info would be awesome and greatly appreciated by me and anyone else in the same boat.
    Thanks

    I can shed some insight
    The switch version has no effects or cloth physics but shares the same animations, face scans and gameplay as does the xbox one or ps4 versions.
    One its portable.
    two its relatively feature complete to the ones on xbox 1 and ps4
    Three the control scheme is a bit different.
    Im super surprised by how good it actually is on switch
    Is anyone else getting a corrupted file message when starting it up? I've closed the game twice, and each time I turned it on, I get a corrupted save file and have to go back to creating my player EVERY TIME. I downloaded it digitally to my 128 GB card (which was already in the Switch since Day 1). Thoughts?
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    mogrod
    Can you give some impressions compared to both versions? How do they each play in relation to one another? Are there limitations on the Switch? Any info between the two versions?
    I'm really on the fence whether to get it on my Xbox or Switch.
    Anything and all info would be awesome and greatly appreciated by me and anyone else in the same boat.
    Thanks

    The graphics are surprisingly good. I expected a step down when it comes to the the player models and faces, but that's certainly not the case.
    Getting accustomed to the console in portable mode takes a bit of time. I might get a Pro controller, but being that I'm using it on the plane or train, primarily, the Pro controller wouldn't do me much good.
    I'm still a bit disappointed in the responsiveness. To me, there's an input lag.
    baseballguy
    The graphics are surprisingly good. I expected a step down when it comes to the the player models and faces, but that's certainly not the case.
    Getting accustomed to the console in portable mode takes a bit of time. I might get a Pro controller, but being that I'm using it on the plane or train, primarily, the Pro controller wouldn't do me much good.
    I'm still a bit disappointed in the responsiveness. To me, there's an input lag.

    I hope they patch that soon.
    Downloading now, hoping to get a few games in this weekend. There's a few YouTubers who I respect that have showcased in-game footage (including docked) and the game looks good. Reviews are positive saying framerate is solid and gameplay is on point.
    As someone who played 2k17 in PC, I am very much enjoying it on the Switch.
    The 30 FPS doesn't bother me because the game is very smooth.
    You lose things like cloth textures but the convience of being able to play on the go is worth it.
    For me, the biggest annoyance is that socks or undershorts seem to break through the mesh. It's a graphical annoyance for me.
    I don't think there's an option to import a custom team into MyLeague/MyGm, but I'll keep looking.
    I definitely don't regret my purchase even if it's not in the game.
    The presentation is top notch and is definitely up to 2K standards.
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    DreamAgain
    Is there any way to get this for cheaper than $60 right now?

    Don't think so. If you're a 2K fan, and have a Switch, it's a must purchase. You won't regret it.
    baseballguy
    Don't think so. If you're a 2K fan, and have a Switch, it's a must purchase. You won't regret it.

    Any cloud saves across consoles?
    OK, had the chance to get a couple of games in this afternoon/evening. Here's my initial thoughts:
    -The game looks and performs better in handheld mode. The game doesn't look bad in docked mode, but does feel a little washed out and more akin to the PS3/360 ... I guess you could say the Switch version of 2K18 is what the game would look like if such a thing as a PS3.5 existed.
    -The options for creating your player appear to be very limited. I couldn't even add facial hair.
    -Framerate is stable for the most part. There's a few slowdowns when graphic overlays appear on the screen. I'm usually not a framerate snob, but man, you'll definitely notice the difference in 30 FPS as compared with 60 FPS.
    -Controls do seem a little sluggish and are definitely sensitive with the joycons. I had several instances where I tried passing one direction and the ball went another way. You really have to be spot on with your aiming. The pro controller is great to use in docked mode.
    -Overall, I'm VERY HAPPY with the game! It's awesome to have the ability to play a full-featured NBA 2K game on the go or at home. This is a great first effort on the Switch by 2K.
    Figured it'd be helpful to provide a take from someone who also purchased the XBO/PS4 version and also has a pro controller.
    Compared to those versions, the Switch version is definitely a notch down in visuals, but that is not knocking the game in any way. I have still come across very impressed with what they have been able to accomplish for a console that is mainly purchased by most for it's handheld capabilities. The frame rate difference is noticeable, but doesn't really detract once you are actually in a game.
    Both docked and handheld mode play very well, but like someone else said earlier, I was puzzled as to why the my player customization options are so limited.
    Lag is present in both handheld or docked mode, and this is regardless of you playing with the joy cons or pro controller. You can definitely get used to it, but it can definitely affect your jump shot timing. I'm sure 2K has to keep this in mind and will have a patch before retail release.
    Overall, very impressed! To have this title released on the Switch with very little compromise is impressive. Glad to be able to play this anywhere, and I could see this potentially being the console I play it on the most over time. Here's to hoping WWE2K18 is just as good and that sales lead to more of our favorite sports games releasing on the Switch in the future.
    DJ
    OK, had the chance to get a couple of games in this afternoon/evening. Here's my initial thoughts:
    -The game looks and performs better in handheld mode. The game doesn't look bad in docked mode, but does feel a little washed out and more akin to the PS3/360 ... I guess you could say the Switch version of 2K18 is what the game would look like if such a thing as a PS3.5 existed.
    -The options for creating your player appear to be very limited. I couldn't even add facial hair.
    -Framerate is stable for the most part. There's a few slowdowns when graphic overlays appear on the screen. I'm usually not a framerate snob, but man, you'll definitely notice the difference in 30 FPS as compared with 60 FPS.
    -Controls do seem a little sluggish and are definitely sensitive with the joycons. I had several instances where I tried passing one direction and the ball went another way. You really have to be spot on with your aiming. The pro controller is great to use in docked mode.
    -Overall, I'm VERY HAPPY with the game! It's awesome to have the ability to play a full-featured NBA 2K game on the go or at home. This is a great first effort on the Switch by 2K.
    You can add facial hair at the barber shop. Can't do it when creating your guy, unfortunately
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    I found they have a large thread on Reddit about the corrupting save file issue. 2k is aware of it and working to fix it.
    Another thing I noticed last night while playing My Career in The Neighborhood: I was getting weird audio drops in the cut scenes before and after my first game. The game was fine as was running around in the neighborhood, but just right before and after the game.
    I don't want to sound like I'm being a Negative Nellie, because I still am in awe about being able to play this game on the go. The basketball part and broadcast presentation pieces have been fantastic, just some other issues outside the gameplay.
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    DJ
    OK, had the chance to get a couple of games in this afternoon/evening. Here's my initial thoughts:
    -The game looks and performs better in handheld mode. The game doesn't look bad in docked mode, but does feel a little washed out and more akin to the PS3/360 ... I guess you could say the Switch version of 2K18 is what the game would look like if such a thing as a PS3.5 existed.
    -The options for creating your player appear to be very limited. I couldn't even add facial hair.
    -Framerate is stable for the most part. There's a few slowdowns when graphic overlays appear on the screen. I'm usually not a framerate snob, but man, you'll definitely notice the difference in 30 FPS as compared with 60 FPS.
    -Controls do seem a little sluggish and are definitely sensitive with the joycons. I had severainstances where I tried passing one direction and the ball went another way. You really have to be spot on with your aiming. The pro controller is great to use in docked mode.
    -Overall, I'm VERY HAPPY with the game! It's awesome to have the ability to play a full-featured NBA 2K game on the go or at home. This is a great first effort on the Switch by 2K.

    I thinkthat hair limitation maybe they try to sell you hiarstyles via VC at the barbershop.
    Pezell04x
    You can add facial hair at the barber shop. Can't do it when creating your guy, unfortunately
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    Isn't the point of a barber shop to trim up hair, not add it?
    Bad jokes aside, thanks for the info. I won't be playing that career mode anyway, so no worries, just in the past you had access to a larger creation suite.
    Sorry to repeat myself but things got to another page but can you download custom rosters etc from other users like other consoles? Thanks
    mogrod
    Sorry to repeat myself but things got to another page but can you download custom rosters etc from other users like other consoles? Thanks

    I don't see that option right now.
    Played a full 12-min. quarters game on Superstar, with the 76ers (me) hosting the Rockets. Houston won 115-101, but game really wasn't that close. The Rockets definitely played true to life, taking 44 3-pointers! They averaged just over 40 per game last year, so again, pretty spot-on.
    Houston shot close to 60% from the floor and scored 68 points in the first half, while Philly hovered around 35%. Second half I held the Rockets to 44%, but again, that hot first half really was the difference in the game.
    Really enjoyed the game overall.
    I am loving the game on Switch in general, though am having trouble with MyPlayer (and I realized the overall account glitches...but I'm not sure if this is part of it?):
    1: When I first booted up the game I was unable to connect online, so I created the base MyPlayer and did a couple play now games and was on my way.
    2: The next time I booted up the game and connected, the screen to create my MyPlayer account came up. So I created it with my email (which is the same email I've used in the past when I had 2K on Xbox 360, and then on PS3 and PS4.) I never received an email to confirm my account. Yesterday, the game said I had to re-create my account because I never confirmed it. So I re-created it, and still haven't received a confirmation email.
    3: In trying to start the MyPlayer mode, my player is locked in as a Small Forward, and I don't know the archetypes. I wanted to create a stretch 4 this year (usually I do a pass-first PG), but don't see how to change this now.
    I'm still early in gameplay. Obviously haven't started a MyCareer yet. I'm only 3 games into MyGM mode. And I've just played a couple MyTeam challenges...so I'm not too concerned with losing progress right now. Do I need to just delete everything end start all over? Has anyone else had trouble with setting up a MyCareer account on Switch?
    GoDsSoN770
    The game looks and plays great for the most part, no problem with the framerate, but my God, the button/input lag is making it tough to play man... Sure hope the patch fixes this, and it comes quickly.
    https://youtu.be/zPxrVYGGNIo

    I've mentioned this to other people who said they hadn't noticed anything. Thought I was going crazy as well.
    Though...I am adjusting to it, I guess...
    DJ
    I don't see that option right now.

    Got the game this morning and I did find that you can download custom rosters. It's just like 2k17 where you go into options and create roster then it shows all the rosters online you can download.
    mogrod
    Got the game this morning and I did find that you can download custom rosters. It's just like 2k17 where you go into options and create roster then it shows all the rosters online you can download.

    Thats great news. Did you happen to notice a way to download draft classes as well?
    dbeth
    Another thing I noticed last night while playing My Career in The Neighborhood: I was getting weird audio drops in the cut scenes before and after my first game. The game was fine as was running around in the neighborhood, but just right before and after the game

    I had some issues like that too that I think were caused from sleep/wake. The audio would run ok but the frame rate from the cut scene ranked and took about twice as long to finish.
    The MyCareer courts are a bit sparse for us Switch users but the games I did play were lots of fun.
    wco81
    How's the online play? Is it smooth?
    Many people online?

    It seemed fine to me. I am not that sensitive to input lag though so take that into account. So far the people I have played a few 3 on 3 games with have been pretty good and not ball hogs.
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    BobbyColtrane
    Thats great news. Did you happen to notice a way to download draft classes as well?

    Yep you can, same spot in the options except you select create draft class, then it comes up with all the downloadable files. I'm surprised at just how many files are there already by other users.
    Continuing to play on X-Box One S while in the living room and Switch every where else around the house. Still coming away impressed with this game graphically and from a feature set perspective.
    No sign of the save game glitch here and not delving too much into MyPlayer or MyTeam until I hear they've fixed it since I had the same issue on XBO last year.
    Game continues to have me pumped for seeing what other developers achieve on the Switch. Only main gripe continues to be that input lag which is harder to adjust to when you play both XBO/PS4 and Switch.
    There is one thing I found interesting though which isn't a big deal for me since XBO is going to be where I play at least my MyPlayer mode. Has anyone found a way to link the My NBA2k18 app to the Switch version?
    hall31

    There is one thing I found interesting though which isn't a big deal for me since XBO is going to be where I play at least my MyPlayer mode. Has anyone found a way to link the My NBA2k18 app to the Switch version?

    I can't see a way to sign in as an account for the Switch version anywhere. And when I signed up on the Switch, I've never received a confirmation email, which I guess means I don't have an account? (Really, I'm unclear on it...and also haven't started a MyCareer because of it yet...)
    sethisthegoat
    I can't see a way to sign in as an account for the Switch version anywhere. And when I signed up on the Switch, I've never received a confirmation email, which I guess means I don't have an account? (Really, I'm unclear on it...and also haven't started a MyCareer because of it yet...)

    I received the confirmation e-mail, but don't think it really does anything at this point. I know facial scanning is coming in a patch, but think it's all pointless at this time. Someone correct me if I'm wrong please.
    swimfunk
    No Cross Compatibility
    In my dream scenario, I could play the majority of my games on my PS4 at home, but then take that MyGM or MyCareer save on the road with the Switch. Visual Concepts agrees that's an interesting proposition, but it isn't happening with NBA 2K18.
    :(
    Still getting it on switch though haha

    That would be amazing and I would go out and buy one right now. Or at least if we could link the 2K accounts to where VC earned on the Switch would be available on PS4/XB1 and vice versa.:y11:
    I just wanted to be able to get the bonus VC that the mobile app gives. At least give us some bonus VC for is Switch users to make up for it daily.
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    notyard22
    Is there a way to buy vc for the switch version?
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    Definitely can! You'll find this option in certain game modes. In MyTeam, it's all the way to the right side where it says "Obtain" and has the VC logo. You can also buy them direct from the Nintendo eShop.
    drkhrse
    I just wanted to be able to get the bonus VC that the mobile app gives. At least give us some bonus VC for is Switch users to make up for it daily.
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    I hear you on that drkhrse. It's not a big deal for me since I have the app tied to my Xbox One NBA2k18 account, but it would suck if this was the only platform I was playing on. Maybe it will be part of the update that allows for the facial scan.:y11:
    Just had a 2 hour flight and got a bunch of NBA 2K in and it was awesome.
    Only bad part was that it crashed near the end of my flight and corrupted all my save data but hopefully we get the patch for that soon.

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    BobbyColtrane
    Just had a 2 hour flight and got a bunch of NBA 2K in and it was awesome.
    Only bad part was that it crashed near the end if my flight and corrupted all my save data but hopefully we get the patch for that soon.

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    Awesome Bobby! Exactly how I expect to pass the time while flying. Sucks the save corrupted. I've had the game crash on me twice, but been lucky to not lose my save yet.
    BobbyColtrane
    Just had a 2 hour flight and got a bunch of NBA 2K in and it was awesome.
    Only bad part was that it crashed near the end of my flight and corrupted all my save data but hopefully we get the patch for that soon.

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    Good idea to bring the Pro Controller ... I'm traveling tomorrow for work, so might have to do the same.
    DJ
    Good idea to bring the Pro Controller ... I'm traveling tomorrow for work, so might have to do the same.

    Debated if i should just take the joycon holder, but the pro controller is only slightly bigger so i just brought this.
    I love this thing. It feels like a fully realized Vita.
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    wco81
    Are the regular controllers inadequate for this game?
    Played my brothers switch and it felt fine. The only complaint I have are that the buttons are reversed. Well...its normal for nintendo but takes some getting used to if you're coming from xbox or ps4.
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    Goffs
    Played my brothers switch and it felt fine. The only complaint I have are that the buttons are reversed. Well...its normal for nintendo but takes some getting used to if you're coming from xbox or ps4.
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    To expand on this:
    X and Y are reversed on Switch vs an Xbox.
    However, you don't have to press Y on the Switch to jump. You press X which is in the same spot as Y on the Xbox.
    The only time I can think of where it causes an issue is when you're in a menu requiring an icon press (such as pass icons). You'll see Y over a players head and probably press X because of the difference in configuration.
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    BobbyColtrane
    Debated if i should just take the joycon holder, but the pro controller is only slightly bigger so i just brought this.
    I love this thing. It feels like a fully realized Vita.
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    What did you buy?
    hall31
    Definitely can! You'll find this option in certain game modes. In MyTeam, it's all the way to the right side where it says "Obtain" and has the VC logo. You can also buy them direct from the Nintendo eShop.

    Great. Thanks!
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    Debated if i should just take the joycon holder, but the pro controller is only slightly bigger so i just brought this.
    I love this thing. It feels like a fully realized Vita.
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    I preorder the 8BitDo SN30, it has all of the buttons and seems more portable so we will see how that works. Did you notice a difference in lag with Pro Controller. I haven’t had a chance to test it out on mine yet.
    drkhrse
    I preorder the 8BitDo SN30, it has all of the buttons and seems more portable so we will see how that works. Did you notice a difference in lag with Pro Controller. I haven’t had a chance to test it out on mine yet.

    I have played mostly with the pro controller, whether on my TV or not. Timing feels the same as the Joy Cons but I've adapted to it. This is the only version I'm playing this year.
    TheBadazz
    Sorry got confused. Getting old. Lol
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    I already GOT old hahaha.
    Played 1.5 games today on my flight. Switch and extra leg room with the exit row seat made for a great trip! Just straight handheld mode and with 12-min. quarters, my hands did just fine with using the joycons (I did take a couple of short breaks to stretch the fingers out).
    Only times I notice input lag is when I try and quickly chain dribble moves together. Otherwise, don't really have many issues. I will say that the lag is slightly more noticeable in docked mode.
    DJ
    Played 1.5 games today on my flight. Switch and extra leg room with the exit row seat made for a great trip! Just straight handheld mode and with 12-min. quarters, my hands did just fine with using the joycons (I did take a couple of short breaks to stretch the fingers out).
    Only times I notice input lag is when I try and quickly chain dribble moves together. Otherwise, don't really have many issues. I will say that the lag is slightly more noticeable in docked mode.

    I’m having a hard time with shot timing. It’s night and day from the PS4 version. Seems much quicker. Any tips?
    baseballguy
    I’m having a hard time with shot timing. It’s night and day from the PS4 version. Seems much quicker. Any tips?

    My tip is - don't play the ps4 version! :google:
    I have a couple of people on my team (Spurs) that I haven't quite mastered yet. Best tip is to practice with the same guys over and over.
    If you can't quite get it there is always the option of Real Player % for shooting. I use it on free throws to introduce some randomness.
    BobbyColtrane
    My tip is - don't play the ps4 version! :google:
    I have a couple of people on my team (Spurs) that I haven't quite mastered yet. Best tip is to practice with the same guys over and over.
    If you can't quite get it there is always the option of Real Player % for shooting. I use it on free throws to introduce some randomness.

    Bobby, since you've been playing while traveling, have you seen any more Save Data corruption? I've been limiting my playing away from home since there's no clear cut cause for the corruption yet.
    hall31
    Bobby, since you've been playing while traveling, have you seen any more Save Data corruption? I've been limiting my playing away from home since there's no clear cut cause for the corruption yet.

    I had it happen yesterday. I haven't started any career modes, so only had to change my settings back. The biggest pain is having to go through making a player again. I have zero interest in that mode, but there's no way to skip having to enter in an email address or the vitals.
    TheBadazz
    2K needs to mod the game to be play offline. I never got a corrupted data until I played the game not being online. (wifi)

    Problem is so many modes rely on VC so they need to be connected in order to be played. They do still need to optimize how the system is handling the data when it switches into an offline mode to avoid corruption. I hope Nintendo isn't the one holding the patch up like they supposedly did with NBA Playgrounds.
    Since this is primarily for on-the-fly gaming for me (I prefer Live on my PS4), my games are of the 'Play Now' variety.
    Some quibbles.
    I will state the lower FPS - if that's causing it - is problematic. Players slide by when defending, almost doing multiple moves for every press. Good luck staying in front of someone even with LZ pressed.
    There's also a very obvious, frustrating delay when shooting that makes outside shots overly challenging for no reason. The shot stick is the only option as it lessen but does not eliminate the problem.
    Your teammates are morons defending 3 point shooters. I get lit up because my dufus teammates fail to guard the perimeter, D preferences, be damned. They also space horribly on O. It's pick and roll, all the time, or bust.
    Load screens will also occasionally hang for no reason. Fade to black, then...?
    Also, halftime/pregame/TOs and related cut scenes are often non-responsive to requests to skip.
    Auto sub player rotations are terrible. Wrong people, wrong minutes.
    Before I'm labeled all doom and gloom, the ability to play a full fledged bball title in portable fashion is such a guilty pleasure. Despite these quibbles, this gets more burn than Live for this reason. These issues, however, need to patched. I'm optimistic this will happen.
    Has anyone's feelings changed after 10 days with the Switch version? I'm really starting to dive into My Player more and more and I'm seeing less audio glitches during the cutscenes before and after games. While the framerate does drop in those cutscenes, I'm no longer losing the audio as badly.
    I also haven't gotten the corrupted save issue since Day 1 or 2 again as well.
    Mind you, I used to play 2k almost yearly from 2k-2k11, but my last one was 2k13 on the WiiU. This game is MILES past that game in terms of control and overall package, so I may not have seen or played the issues that were in 2k16 or 17.
    Overall, I'm still continually impressed that EVERYTHING is on this little machine!!
    My files got corrupted one time. Nothing since then although I grit my teeth every time I lose connection with wifi haha. I had some weird audio issues at first too but haven't had them in a while.
    All in all i'm getting adjusted to this version and have no plans of playing on XBone, PS4 or PC.
    dbeth
    Has anyone's feelings changed after 10 days with the Switch version?

    My feeling's a bit more negative.
    I'm finding it near impossible to stay in front of ANY ball handler due to non-responsive controls and/or frame rate. This is not helped by the most moronic AI defense that is almost never on the right man (to potentially compensate) or switches properly. Yes, I've turned help D sliders WAY up to compensate, no change. I've been playing 2K for ages; I know it's not me.
    I also see weird menu and now a full blown 'need to quit' game freeze rear their head.
    I love playing this on the go, but these are getting my goat, admittedly.
    BobbyColtrane
    In the Uber on a business trip playing 2K....life is grand
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    Are those custom skins on the joycons?
    DJ
    Are those custom skins on the joycons?

    They aren't skins, I got them from colorware and paid far too much money for them lol.
    They actually paint the joycons themselves, the quality is OEM-like. As a 41 year old who grew up with the NES, they were a must-have for me haha.
    I don’t know when it dropped but i was prompted to download an update tonight and I’m on 1.02 now.
    Hopefully that fixes the save corruption issue.
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    BobbyColtrane
    I don’t know when it dropped but i was prompted to download an update tonight and I’m on 1.02 now.
    Hopefully that fixes the save corruption issue.
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    Nope. I'm on 1.02 and files were corrupted tonight.
    Is the "Save game and quit" option broken for anyone? Twice I've tried to save a game during a quarter and when I go back to it - nothing.
    The game just starts over.
    Pezell04x
    Is the "Save game and quit" option broken for anyone? Twice I've tried to save a game during a quarter and when I go back to it - nothing.
    The game just starts over.

    Haven’t tried it yet. Will do so and report back.
    DJ
    Nope. I'm on 1.02 and files were corrupted tonight.

    OK, well I did get an update data prompt when playing last night, so perhaps that did something because I had no issues.
    Played the Cavs (ÇPU) at Warriors last night (All-Star, 12-min. quarters) and it was an absolute blast. Game looks great in handheld mode, and less lag, too. Loving this game.
    Pezell04x
    Is the "Save game and quit" option broken for anyone? Twice I've tried to save a game during a quarter and when I go back to it - nothing.
    The game just starts over.

    Works for me
    CAMPBLACKMAMBA24
    Damn all of you. Gonna snag this on Switch this afternoon.
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    I absolutely love it.
    Between this and Fifa my switch is getting serious use. My PS4 and XBOXONE are probably getting jealous.
    CAMPBLACKMAMBA24
    Damn all of you. Gonna snag this on Switch this afternoon.
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    You wont regret it. Especially now that the patch is out!
    Playing on breaks or lunch at work is fantastic.
    Anyone else having issues in hand held mode using the shot meter on all star level or higher? It's super hard to shoot. I think there is a little lag. Haven't had 1 green release in about 10 games.
    I have this game for PS4 as well and have had no issues.
    As many have stated in previous post. This game is good. Waaaay better than what I expected. Now my 2 teenage boys want a Switch and this game.
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    The patch seems to have fixed the slowdown during cutscenes issues. I didn’t have the corrupted saves issue myself since I don’t lose WiFi often so I can’t comment on that.
    For me this game is super hard. I guess I am playing on Pro, but there is so much to do, that I just skip around modes.
    I am doing Myplayer and Myteam, and I just can't get consistent on my shots. I don't get a lot of green yet, but I feel too at times even when I have good shots I just miss.
    The microtransactions can be frustrating, but like I said I can't put the game down. Theres something that keeps me coming back for more.
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