Nintendo offering exchanges for new units.

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by Ian095, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Ian095
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    Sorry if this is in the wrong thread, wanted responses based on exploitable units.

    So apparently Nintendo are offering free upgrades to their newer console revision. I'm assuming this is lowkey to do with trying to get rid of exploitable units? All the newer unit really has that is beneficial is a slightly better battery and of course, won't be exploitable. Obviously I'm not going to do the exchange but I'd assume maybe even sending a console for repairs might just lead to you getting this replacement too maybe?

    Source I found this out from is here:
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/16/...w-model-upgrade-free-july-better-battery-life
     
  2. Jokey_Carrot

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    bruh
     
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  3. Apache Thunder

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    The service only applies to users who bought a Switch after July 17th. I doubt very many Switches purchased around this time are exploitable anyways and would be iPatched units. I doubt their primary motivation is to remove exploitable units from the market. Sure they might do this in some way with their repair service but that's nothing new really. :P
     
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    Ah gotcha, I missed that part. Guess it's just for those who were unlucky enough to buy it just before the revision then. See I thought I might just be being far fetched.

    In fact it's literally in the title of the article now I just feel stupid hahaha
     
  5. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    Nah.. No thanks. I will be fine with what I am having. I don't care. Nice trying, Nintendo.
     
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  6. JuanLeOnardO

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    Is the improved Nintendo Switch possibly patches exploit hacks?
     
  7. Unleanone999

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    Nah I"m keeping mine. Unpatched switches will probably cost a fortune in the years to come.
     
  8. slaphappygamer

    slaphappygamer GBAPerm

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    Is this GameStop.
     
  9. bowser

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    Except all consoles eventually get hacked. Just take a look at the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS scene. The more popular a console is, the faster it gets hacked. Maybe unpatched units cost more right now but that's only temporary.
     
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  10. Unleanone999

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    Of course everything will get hacked eventually but if nothing happens in the next couple of years with patched switches then a bumped up priced unpatched switch will be an easy sell.
     
  11. Jayro

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    Hmm... turn in my banned hackable Switch with abysmal battery life for a brand new one with great battery life? Sounds too good to be true...
     
  12. SnAQ

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    If my day 0 Switch was eligible I'd trade it in right away.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S10 with Tapatalk
     
  13. antiNT

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    Wii Mini didn't , and it was a new Wii revision just like what we're seeing now with the Switch Lite and the new Switch revision
     
  14. Clydefrosch

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    if it wasnt limited to a certain time and nation i'd probably send my clean switch in.
     
  15. azoreseuropa

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    If my day 0 Switch was eligible then I won't trade it at all.
     
  16. Waveracer

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    Hey, do you think that the revised unit and Switch Lite can be hacked? I know Lite doesn't release until September but the revised unit is available and I haven't read anything about the revised unit being hacked but I perhaps I missed something... Does anyone know anything?
     
  17. aarti

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    Not at the moment.
     
  18. Waveracer

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    Thanks, I'll keep watching. If the Lite can be hacked that would be really good, a successor to 3DS.
     
  19. EmulateLife

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    Yer not getting me hacked switch *moonwalks past Nintendo*

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    Nobody knows for sure, but I wouldn't count on it. They'll definitely be patched and hackers haven't gotten around patched units currently past 4.1 FW. Maybe one day, but not immediately.
     
  20. Pleng

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    I mean I love the way that the idea of Nintendo wanting to "get vulnerable switches out of circulation" was debunked within like 2 posts, yet we still have plenty of "nice try, Nintendo" comments after the fact.
     
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