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    You know what they say: never buy a console out of launch. But some of us just can't resist, right? Screw it I'm getting one... wait! maybe not.



    This video provides visual proof of a variety of problems people are having across the globe. We hope these early adopters will be able to get their consoles replaced or fixed quick!

    Also, not visible in the video: 1.99 million other consoles working normally
     
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  3. CeeDee

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    Launch consoles: not even once.
     
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  4. zoogie

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    Console defects are usually discovered by a consumer (and posted to social media) when a console is brand new. As a result, two million Switches sold day 1 makes for a deluge of disaster stories all at once -- which is what you're seeing here. This special scenario won't be repeated as the console will be trickle fed to consumers for the rest of the platform's life.

    This is true with all console launches, not just the Switch. Think about it, at a typical industry average of 3% defective rate, that means 60,000 people will have borked Switches on launch day. Combine this fact with social media and youtube and you'll see much larger than usual flood of videos and whatnot of people complaining about their system. The 97% of people who don't have issues will just be quietly playing zelda and not making angry videos.
     
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  5. Vulpes Abnocto

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    Perhaps the fact that the Switch so hard to get right now is a good thing.
    Give Ninty a chance to fix it. The first Xbox 360s had some flaws but those were solved in later revisions.
    Maybe we'll only have to establish a "Beware of V1.0 models" warning.
     
  6. VinsCool

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    Not surprised. Day one stuff almost always suffer from technical problems.
     
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  7. BlueFox gui

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    buying a console at launch?
    you are a beta tester dude U.U
     
  8. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!
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    The big one wasnt resolved until the slim model in 2010... And it still flew off the shelves
     
  9. Sleet

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    I don't think Nintendo likes this video (but it might force them to acknowledge it has some problems at least for PR sake.)
     
  10. kingraa777

    kingraa777 boom!
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    so far so good other than botw pisses me off so much i wish to defect the console myself ;)
     
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  11. netovsk

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    I thought it had warranty
     
  12. Costello

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    thats the paradox: day 1 consoles are less reliable, but yet they cost more
     
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  13. Vulpes Abnocto

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    Oh they have no choice but to respond to this. Not if they want to retain the one of the main things that made Nintendo a force to be reckoned with;
    Their consoles/handhelds were (once) pretty rock solid. There were a couple issues to watch for, and they could generally be fixed.
    But this is a shitton of problems.
     
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  15. netovsk

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    It's funny because some of us actually do want it to have flaws :creep:
     
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    Anybody else in the world of outlaws race to the top of the same Switch video?
     
  17. SonicCloud

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    Meh , not surprising.

    Also , not being a Nintendo ultra fan-boy but all of the joycon strap problems are by user error and all those scratches from the dock dont even lock like if they we're made by the dock , because to start of the scratches are not even straight.

    Otherwise , any other problem is coming from the company anyways. Im sure when summer comes these problems will disappear
     
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  18. SNEAKxxATTACK

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    I bought Zelda on launch. Still don't know when I'm buying a Switch tho.
     
  19. H1B1Esquire

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    Not enough stability; most unstable console known to humankind.

    I feel, just like Wii U, they'll have this figured out in a year.
     
  20. osaka35

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    If there were no lemons, it would be something to write home about. But hardware that doesn't work out of the box? an inconvenience, for sure. But easily replaceable (granted the store has the device to replace and you haven't assigned your account to that console yet). Anyone that buys computer parts knows how common place this is.

    Zelda was totally worth the early adopter's risk.
     
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  21. linuxares

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    I kind of ghetto fixed my dock on until my screen protector arrives with double sided tape and I cut thin lines from a cheap microfiber cloth.

    Yes, sadly every launch now days are plauged with problems. All from user errors to stupid mistakes by the manufacturer. I mean some things doesn't pop up until later (YLOD, RRoD anyone?). Yes, we that adopt it first takes a risk to be first. I don't deny that is often a flawed step but hell, someone got to do it right?
     
  22. MarkDarkness

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    This... fuck. This is the end of Nintendo. All we had was perfection, consistency. And now...
     
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