Howdy my Friends!
I know, usually we talk about how much joy a gaming system can bring us but, this time I came across some info that you guy’s might find very useful. If you are interested in purchasing the new Nintendo Switch, here’s a few things to consider….
Nintendo was anticipating huge profits with their Nintendo Switch. The console made it’s debut on March 3rd and quickly sold out. Shortly after it’s release Switch began to show a variety of technical problems. Customer’s have complained that the system has multiple hardware and software issues. Some can be fixed pretty easily and some well… Not so much. But for minor issues go here for troubleshooting: https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/landing/p/897/c/944
Considering it’s only been on the market for close to two weeks now, some of it’s consumers have turned from pure excitement to being very disappointed pretty quickly, as you could imagine. As gamers, the last thing we want to do is drop a small fortune on something that doesn’t deliver the quality that was promised. This can be more than frustrating.
Some users have complained of not being able to boot up their system at all. Reporting that the system freezes up and all that can be seen is a very distorted logo or the screen goes black completely and all that can be heard are strange high pitched sounds. If you are lucky enough to have one that actually turns on, it may just tell you that it doesn’t recognize your game card, which would be inserted into the SD card port. This is a huge problem.
It has also been noted that the high pitched loud sounds I mentioned before can occur during gameplay thus forcing the user to reboot the system entirely. Lost progress can be very upsetting and even more so when it’s a technical issue such as this.
Now, we can all safely say that for the most part Nintendo creates great products and customer service is essential to the company. They strive for customer satisfaction, making this all the more confusing. Nintendo assured the public that any issues that may have delayed the release of the Switch had long been fixed… apparently not.
Games have multiple glitches, causing incorrect color displays, flashing images, and even dead pixels resulting in a non responsive system and all you are left with nothing but a black screen.
The Switch’s screen is also very delicate, scratching very easily. Just charging it on the dock can result in scratching. Most users suggest a screen protector if you do not want to endure these issues. The console’s detachable blue tooth controllers called, JoyCon also have issues. The left JoyCon has been know to completely disconnect, resulting in the lack of being able to interact with their game completely. For the best connection, Nintendo suggests that you keep other devices a good four to five feet away from any other electronic devices, due to interference.
Another major issue for me… is warping. Consumers have begun to complain that the device becomes warped when docked. The device itself tend to get pretty hot and when it is docked it gets even warmer. This can be a very scary issue. It seems that the amount of capabilities it has just may be to much for the little console to handle. I suggest not having it docked while sleeping. This way you have a better chance of keeping an eye on things. Though I would think it’s really over doing it while in use, while projecting the onto the big screen.
Reddit users have offered up multiple suggestions for the warping, all the way from battery issues to the thermal expansion. If you are noticing an over heating issue you can call Nintendo’s customer service and they will offer you a solution in less than 10 minutes or so. As I mentioned before customer service is a huge thing for Nintendo, if you are not happy or are experiencing technical problems, they are there to help. For all your customer service needs go to their help site.. here’s the link. http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/index.jsp
It may take them a few days to process your repair but, they are even willing to replace your device completely if necessary. I suggest if you have the over heating issue, you take them up on this.
I have found this video which demonstrates some of the issues we have discussed. For you Switch users, this could be very useful if you are having issues of your own.
I hope this has helped you guy’s… You can count on me friends to keep not only your best interest at heart but also your safety. Gaming is fun until someone gets hurt… never thought I’d say that… lol.. But whatever we do we must not give up on the pro’s over at Nintendo. I am confident they will fix these issues and it will be better than we ever expected.
Thanks so much for stopping by Ky’s Korner today and don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow. Until next time my friends!
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