This Nintendo Switch launch defect compilation video is terrifying

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  1. Vipera

    Member Vipera GBAtemp Maniac

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    Or maybe they don't care, simple as that :)

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    @Nyteshade714 Before you start thinking you are special or somewhat intelligent, bright or anything, let me tell you that practically everyone realizes that buying a day 1 console is a risk.

    It seems to me stupid and entitled to state that "consumers should be educated" on a (opinions) "smart way" to buy consoles. Consumers know very well what they are getting into, and you know, they have the fucking money and their own will to do so.

    If you are thinking of a "smart" thing in the way it will make you monetary profit, buying videogames almost always would be a "stupid" thing to do, as you will most probably not make extra money buying them, you will only "lose" money into entertainment.

    But the whole entitled and stupid part of the comment is this forced concept of "losing" and making it all about monetary profit.

    You don't seem to understand that many people find joy in testing things first, when they are in a somewhat raw state, and they are willing to put money into it, even extra money, because they find the whole process entertaining and fun in itself (think early access), and exactly that, the entertaining/having a good time part was what you were looking for when you bought a videogame, not making a fucking profit.

    Stop forcing you "genius logic" into other people, please, the entitlement feels disgusting.

    PS: For sure fanboys stubbornly denying defects or disadvantages of a product are annoying, but in the other hand people forcing their "wisdoms and secrets of life" into others and "giving a class" to other people about how to live are the worst.
     
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  3. Memoir

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    Sound logic is just nonexistent for some people. Insulting anyone who goes against your ideologies is shallow and outright pathetic.
     
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    Get the Wii U if you want to play BOTW. It's the perfect console. You can play VC gamecube, wii, n64, etc. haha.
     
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    You keep throwing out this bullshit '$400' number. The console is $300. Also, every complex electronic device has a subset that suffers from manufacturing defects. The key is to limit the percentage of that subset to an acceptable range. Right now, we don't have any numbers for Switches with issues vs without. Only issue I've seen that seems to be widespread, though, is the left joy-con disconnection issue.

    What happens is manufacturers stop making consoles altogether if nobody buys them on launch. If you really wanted to vote with your wallet in regards to defective units, rather than just never buying any launch consoles, the idea would be to not buy launch consoles from manufacturers with a history of high defect rates.
     
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    Lmao I wish I had a switch. I bet there's gonna be ambassador games again when the price drops.
     
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    Yeah, I hope. Ambassador VC GameCube games, please. Starting with some Metroid Prime. /s (won't happen :sad:)
     
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    AMBASSADOR MELEE (I would be pissed if I didn't have a switch by then)
     
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    Wishful thinking, but they didn't do with the Switch as they did the 3DS... $300 for what you're getting is pretty fair.
     
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    Fantastic text! Got to add, it's not common but it have happened before that revisions actually been worse than the original releases. Take the PS3 for example. They removed the PS2 playback support on the later models. So his logic isn't good at all and myself... I love the Linux world. Most of what happens there are a beta ;)
     
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    I had issues with the joycon straps until I figured out how to take them off. I still slice my thumb from time to time on the metal railing. I have the desync problem but it's usually only when the switch is like 15 feet away is it annoying enough to bother me. Kind of like the wii remotes jumping all over the place when trying to select a game from far away. The dock can scratch your screen if you're not careful and rub the switch against it (almost has to be done deliberately)

    Unless your console has a major issue like most in the video, nothing is a serious problem. And the console comes with a Nintendo Warrenty which covers any non-user errors. I think the desyncing can be fixed with an update IF the joycons are attached, but I had them detached when I updated.

    Just keep the switch in a nice clear line of sight at all times, get a screen protector, and learn how to use the joycon straps correctly and none of these are true issues.
    And don't put the strap on upside down, I've done that. Not fun.
     
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    Silly question.... IF they eventually release GC games, how would they address the analog stick for games like Mario Sunshine? Has that question already been asked? Sorry, I don't have a Switch, but as far as I know the controllers so far do not support analog, correct?
     
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    I suppose you mean analog triggers (L and R).
    In the Switch they ARE digital, so that would be a problem for some games and they should work around it.
     
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    They could do it like Nintendont or Dolphin where you can simply use the other shoulder buttons to indicate a soft or half press. The Z button wasn't typically that important on the Gamecube, so it could be used on the Minus button or something (or a simple set of UI options could be implemented for things like this).
     
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    The part where a CEO presents the switch to the public and then the screen glitches was the funniest part...
     
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    They always put 10% as defects. Stamdard number, accounted for. So, myeah
     
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    Sorry...typo. Yes, I meant the triggers. :)
    It would be a shame if games like Mario Sunshine weren't able to port over properly.
     

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