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NEW SWICH NINTENDO?

WHEN WILL YOU HAVE THE NEW SWICH NINTENDO?
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Re: NEW SWICH NINTENDO?

You are probably going to have to wait until Nintendo fixes the significant list of issues the first run of the Switch is experiencing 

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Re: NEW SWICH NINTENDO?

Hello DiazMarie-

 

Saying that the Nintendo Switch is in high demand right now would absolutely be an understatement.  The unfortunate circumstance is that we do not have any information as to when we may have more units.

 

I can only recommend watching BestBuy.com or our weeky ads for any product availability.

 

Thanks for posting!

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Re: NEW SWICH NINTENDO?

I wouldn't say the list of issues is significant. The biggest issue is the left joy-con factory defect which isn't exactly a dealbreaker (free repair from Nintendo), and the rest are isolated incidents that haven't been proven to be an issue with the system rather than user error. Even people that are careful with their stuff make mistakes (a friend of mine, who I would say is careful with his stuff, put the joy-con strap on the wrong direction and it was a pain to remove but we managed to do it without damaging the controller.)

Long story short, the list of issues is pretty small.
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Re: NEW SWICH NINTENDO?

Actually I was more focused on the issue of the Switch Melting while docked. 

 

Small issue I know but it could be irritating. 

 

other things that may concern people

 

Save game data is stored on the consol and not the handheld mode

low wi-fi range

charging port is on the bottom so you cannot charge it while in table top mode

issues with dead pixels.

some have reported issues with the screen scratching while un-docking it

issues with the left joy con either not syncing or losing sync

 

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The Switch melting issue is one of the isolated incidents I was talking about. Part of me feels that's less a defect and more of an intent or something else causing the issue.

As for the save data issue.. not sure what you mean. The console is the handheld so the save data issue you're describing might be a misunderstanding. Some people are upset that saves can't be backed up currently, but it will likely change given time. The Wi-Fi range is actually an interface issue. The system says it's getting less than it really is. It still has super speedy downloads and maintains online connections even when it has low bars.

The charging port on the bottom makes sense considering that the system docks, not to mention the overall layout of the system components. Even then, playing more than three hours in table top mode is really obscure (suggests more than one player) when you can play in handheld mode.

Dead pixels are common on anything with a screen. It's a minor issue, and not even relevant if you use it as a home console.

The screen scratching while undocking it is another isolated incident that is mostly user error. My launch has no scratches and I don't use a screen protector. I dock mine almost every day and the console I played with at a preview event also had no scratches from the test dock.

And I already mentioned the left joy-con factory defect. Again, this is a minor list of issues when you consider bigger issues like a 52% failure rate of launch Xbox 360 consoles or auto-load disc drives no longer reading discs.