This Nintendo Switch launch defect compilation video is terrifying

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  1. DeslotlCL

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    Bwahahahaha you muppets got tricked into paying $400 to beta test Nintendo's new broken console for them. There are two unbreakable laws for purchasing a new console:
    1. Don't buy on release, wait until the manufacturers get the kinks worked out because there are ALWAYS kinks.
    2. Don't buy a new console just because there's one game you want to play.

    If you have a Switch, you've obviously broken law #1. Annnnd there is still only one launch title worth buying the console for, so don't lie to yourself and say you bought it for anything but Zelda. So there's law #2 broken as well. SO if you're one of these people complaining about all the issues with your new console, there's only one person you have to blame (hint: it sure isn't Obama).
     
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    People who say Zelda is the only good game. Fast rmx was a major one I was looking forward to and I've played that game almost as much as Zelda. I've also played quite a lot of snipperclips with a friend, and I've finally gotten around to playing shovel knight for the first time. Just because the other launch titles don't interest you personally does not mean others didn't either. It seems a majority of hate towards the switch is founded in either opinion and feelings or a single video showing a few doa consoles, which has been shown multiple times that ps4, currently the most popular console, also had similar problems at launch.
     
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    See law #1.
     
  5. TheCyberQuake

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    It's an enigma though. Because if no one buys the console day one, then manufacturers won't know about problems to fix them. And then people just find the problems later on down the line.
     
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    Probably going to be a while till I end up getting one anyways, like a year or more probably. They'll hopefully sort it by then. Definitely interesting to see the modes of failure for these things tho.
     
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    still haven't heard any1 else experience this. i think this idiot fucked up his console on purpose to create a scare video for ratings :lol:
     
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    Those videos are real, i even linked to a temper with a faulty console...
     
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    He doesn't know the joy of restarting a game again. I remember completing GTA IV's story mode several times and loved it, especially the bank heist mission. :P

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    Those Switch units are genuinely faulty at some point.

    Take this one also as an example:



    I'd have gotten really worried if my Switch made this threatening noise (sounds like about to explode!).
     
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    oh, the manufacturers know alright, they probably know about the problems before anyone, it's just usually Nintendo will get them ironed out prior to release and mass production (like i'm sure the wiimote wrist strap was introduced before public release?), the problems are design and money related, which is down to Nintendo not the manufacturers - they just do as they're told. with the switch they have clearly rushed things. that's why they couldn't wait to tell the world about the death of the wii u.
    They probably thought, hang on, why do we keep waiting until everything works before we release, when Microsoft and Sony just throw stuff out there??
     
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    Eh? I had to replace my 2008-model Wii because it wasn't able to read dual-layer discs. I've had plenty of friends that have gone through two or three Wiis that have bonked out due to hardware issues. The DS Lites had a tendency to chip a little portion from their right hinge outer layer. The stylii had a tendency to decrease their ability to stay firmly in the holder due to deteriorating plastic. The DSi and 3DS accumulate dust in their L & R buttons which stop them from working. Those L & R buttons aren't very strong, either and were known to break easily. The top screen of the 3DS rubbed against the bezel on the bottom and was known to scratch the top screen over time.

    I loved all the Wii and the entire DS line, grew up with them and they made my childhood but they had a lot of problems. Ninty were never a force to be reckoned with because of their console/handheld build quality. They have other strengths but rock solid system builds ain't one. Look at the Switch - the wrist strap put on backwards can screw your joycons. The dock can scratch the sides of the screen. Nintendo's always had these issues.
     
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    The C: drive
    Also my 2ds literally died while plugged in and turned off, just put it down and came back a few minutes later and it wouldnt turn on.
     
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    This seems a bit too weird to be true... Dunno

    It's cute you feel the need to insult someone and then contribute literally nothing worthwhile. Yes, let's not buy the console.. So the problems aren't found and fixed.. Let's not give them a launch worth talking about... because a successful launch won't help (keyword) in the long term. Your backwards logic is so dumbfounded.
     
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    You seem to think the manufactures have the ability to test every single switch that gets made. They can't, and they don't. Small imperfections can occur especially with electronics using chips that have to be perfect to the nanometer. And because it is literally impossible to completely have no production errors. You just can't stop people from receiving doa products, even for PC (which I've personally gotten a doa motherboard). You seem to somehow think this is only a console problem, when in reality it's a problem with all electronics due to mass production.
     
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    These switch threads make me realize how many people lack basic logical thinking skills, and how many people will use emotion to prove their point instead of fact or even just logic.
    Edit: so you don't get confused I'm on your side here
     
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    Wait for the the New Nintendo Switch. :P
     
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    Boy you must be the smartest crayon in the box for insulting the customers who let people like you to purchase improved and cheaper revisions of stuff they want to buy. Let's piss them off and bring them to your side so companies will never make any revisioned model ever again.


    Also, you all seem forgetting about the 3DS launch. The very first Nintendo 3DS was an awful console due to the touchscreen and analog leaving marks on the screen and the floppy upper part of the console. Yet it was $100 more expensive.

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    guys, this is just a fraction of consoles that are affected, plus, every console ever has its launch problems? ps4 had also a rough launch - sold extremely well nonetheless.
     
  19. omgpwn666

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    I day one'd the Xbox 360 without a red ring of death and currently have 2 Switches in my house that my brother and roommate play on almost 24/7 at this point with no issues. I usually win the gamble. :) I get my own Switch later though, so I guess that's just a complete win. :yayswitch:

    Edit: Not denying the fact they break, just saying I'm lucky.
     
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    MY logic is perfectly sound; you're the one who is trying to argue that it's the responsibility of the customers pay $400 to help the manufacturer beta test their buggy console.

    Or, I dunno, maybe all of those consumers get educated on the smart way to buy their consoles, forcing the manufacturers who release buggy piles of crap to rethink their shady business practices? The fun part about capitalism is that consumers get to vote on how they're treated by using their money as ballots.