This Nintendo Switch launch defect compilation video is terrifying

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  1. Seliph

    Seliph Scion of Light/Orphan

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    Like the op hinted at, the examples in the video are very rare. The ones in the video are pretty much the only ones not working (there might be 20 - 50 other ones but that's not huge).
     
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  2. Hells Malice

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    This isn't the xbox 360 launch.

    Try .001%.
    They're just minor factory defects which happen to literally every electronic device through their entire lifespan. Shit happens, the more complicated something is the more there is to go wrong.

    But because the Switch is popular, people are attention whores, and uploading videos is easy...we get to see some Switch defects.
    It's interesting to see, but completely typical. Absolutely nothing out of the ordinary. it sucks, but it happens. 5 years down the road someone will buy a Switch and it'll be factory defective too...that's just life sometimes.
     
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  3. thorasgar

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    Evidence please.
     
  4. Saiyan Lusitano

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    Officially the WiiU can't do those things so it's not something worth bringing up.
     
  5. the_randomizer

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    Evidence that every single one of them is defective please.
     
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    I've looked up those problems and have seen next to nothing on them besides the video.
    Mostly it is based on assumption though
     
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  7. Memoir

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    Quit bringing logic into this!
     
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  8. LoganK93

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    This same fucking video is everywhere. It's just the same footage being discussed over and over. But I have yet to have anyone actually come forward with the big issues (not the joycon issue or the already resolved skins issue). It's all just from that video and people who already didn't like Nintendo saying "See I told you it's shit fuck Nintendo."
     
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  9. Memoir

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    I actually got called a "fucking retard" because I told people to not base their opinions on this video. Literally.. Half of it is people failing to properly attach the grips. First thing I noticed were the plus and minus symbols... FFS people.

    I sound like a broken record with that, so here's this. Some of the screen issues may have happened from shipments. Either poor packaging or lack of care while shipping. Hell, for all we know these people dropped it and then saw the colors/distortion. Not saying it's fake, or a lie.. But there's more good consoles than bad.
     
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  10. Saiyan Lusitano

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    Nintendo themselves didn't make the positive and negative signs very visible for people to notice them and connect properly. I don't even use my Joy-Cons so not an issue for me.
     
  11. medoli900

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    Stop putting your razor in your console and it won't make that sound geez.
    Either that or one of the dev team had to shave quickly so he installed a hidden razor function into the Switch.
     
  12. Memoir

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    Dunno what you're talking about. My fiancee, who has below decent eyesight saw them fairly easily..
     
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    Well, after playing around with the Switch for a couple of hours, I haven't found any problems but one.
    The left joycon signal is for me as shitty or shittier than reported by many.
    I am not even 3 meters away from the console and it starts to act up somewhat.
     
  14. Saiyan Lusitano

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    The straps look like they could be connected one way or another so this is where the confusion entered as Nintendo wasn't clear about it, but they've come forward and showed how to properly connect it.

    If your fiancee has bad vision she should wear glasses to improve it, ever since I've gotten mine I just wear them daily.
     
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    Thank god I decided to wait a year to consider buying one, this is crap.
     
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    Even with glasses it is more a lighting issue seeing the plus and minus sign. It is just stamped on and doesn't really stand out in dimmer lighting. That said I played around with them a lot this afternoon and even if you get them on backwards/upsidedown they are very easy to slide apart IF you use the unlock tab. If they are locked they will come apart but takes a lot of effort and you are essentially forcing the locking mechanism to fail. My hunch is people are pressing the black button as you do to remove from the tablet, but the wrist strap is secured and released with the locking tab, not the button. Perhaps there is a reason 2 different locking mechanisms were designed but having just one would have been much simpler.
     
  17. Saiyan Lusitano

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    When you play Zelda with the Joy-Cons do you get to swing Link's sword and stuff? I haven't removed the Switch from the Dock yet, I just don't want to risk getting it scratched. Hopefully the screen protector arrives tomorrow. :)
     
  18. grossaffe

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    Hype is always what drives launch console sales.
     
  19. flame1234

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    Standard button controls. You'd need to use Joycons in standalone mode all the time if motion controls were in the game, and couldn't use connected mode, grip mode, or the Pro Controller.

    On Wii, is it possible to play Skyward Sword with the Pro Controller? I don't think so because in Skyward, your Wii Remote _is_ Link's sword, and I have no idea how that would work with a Pro Controller.

    Twilight Princess works just fine with the Pro Controller. It's similar to how that was.
     
  20. thorasgar

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    I don't think there are motion controls beyond gyro aiming but I haven't put all that much time into it yet, still on the Great Plateau. The boys get first priority and we have been very busy with school and Scouts. Wilderness Survival camping this weekend with Scouts and the forecast low is 15F, might need cook up some elixirs so my nuts don't freeze.
    :unsure:

    Interestingly my youngest has chosen to continue on with the Wii U EU version because Dad got it for him early and he doesn't want to loose progress.