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Prior to the release of the Switch, some media outlets reporting issues with the Joy-Con. The left controller in particular seemed to be desyncing occasionally for some users.

While it may not be much, Nintendo has provided a statement about the situation. The company’s comment reads:

“We have received some reports and are looking into them. As with all Nintendo video game systems, we will continue to monitor the performance of Nintendo Switch hardware and software, and make improvements when necessary. For help with any hardware or software related questions, visit”

Switch only just came out today, but we’re curious – have any of you experienced issues with the Joy-Con?


One of the most prominent features of Switch is being able to easily move between console and portable modes by sliding the main unit in and out of the included dock. However, questions are now being raised as to whether doing so scratches the system’s screen. 

Glixel is one media outlet with early access to Switch. After using it daily for about a week, the site says their system is “already gathering a healthy collection of little scratches in the bottom left hand corner”.

Glixel believes that the culprit is sliding the Switch in and out of the dock. “If you gently slide it in and ‘miss’ the USB-C prong, juggling the device into the slot (even carefully) eventually scrapes it against the hard insides of the dock, resulting in little hairline scratches that start to build up over time,” the site writes. “There’s no insulation or padding on the inside of the dock – so nothing protects the screen if you’re clumsy.”

We can’t be absolutely certain that the dock scratches Switch’s screen simply due to a lack of reports – the system only just launched today officially. If you want to be save though, Glixel advises buying a screen protector.


Nintendo uploaded another instructional video for Switch today. In the latest one, shown below, the company explains the simple process of taking screenshots.

Update: Looks like PlayStation congratulated Nintendo as well.

We also have this from Xbox UK:

Original: Switch launched around the world today, which is a pretty big moment in the gaming scene as a whole. Microsoft has taken notice, and sent out a congratulatory message to Nintendo in celebration of launching the new console.

The tweet is below:

By the way, PlayStation UK also congratulated Nintendo yesterday on Zelda: Breath of the Wild… without naming the game directly.

Source 1, Source 2


We’ve seen plenty of footage from Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch over the past couple of weeks, but a Wii U version is out there as well. The first 15 minutes from that release is posted in the video below.

President of Nintendo America Reggie Fils-Aimé has written a moving thank-you letter to all Nintendo fans in order to celebrate the launch day of Switch. Additionally, he reminds us that this will be a great year for the new console because of all the new titles that we can look forward to.

Nintendo put up two new commercials for Switch featuring Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Arms. Both can be found below.


Switch introduces an interesting feature for downloadable games on Nintendo systems. If you’re looking to free up space, you can archive software. The original data you downloaded will be deleted, but the icon will remain on the Home Menu. If you select that icon, you can easily redownload software.

These are the steps to archive software:

can be done in the following ways:

  • From Within Data Management:
    1. From the HOME Menu, select “System Settings.”
    2. Scroll down the options on the left and select “Data Management.”
    3. On the right-hand side select “Manage Software,” then select the software you would like to archive.
    4. Select “Archive Software.”
  • From the Software Options Menu:
    1. Select a software icon from the HOME Menu.
    2. Select “Options” at the bottom of the screen, or press the “-“ or “+” Buttons on the Joy-Con controllers.
    3. Select “Manage Software,” then “Archive Software.”


Digital Foundry has analysed on their YouTube channel how The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild compares when playing it on a docked Switch vs the portable mode.

Check out the results below:

Update: Switch system has now sold out.

Original: Best Buy has two key products in stock on its website at the moment. First, the gray Switch system is up here. The Zelda: Breath of the Wild Special Edition is also available here.


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