Does using the Switch dock scratch the screen?
Posted on 1 year ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 48 Comments | 0 Likes
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.
Switch – “Taking Screenshots” video
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Nintendo uploaded another instructional video for Switch today. In the latest one, shown below, the company explains the simple process of taking screenshots.
Microsoft, Sony congratulate Nintendo on Switch launch
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Update: Looks like PlayStation congratulated Nintendo as well.
Today's a big day for @Nintendo! Congratulations on launch, we can't wait to play. 💙
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) March 3, 2017
We also have this from Xbox UK:
— Xbox UK (@xboxuk) March 3, 2017
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:
— Xbox (@Xbox) March 3, 2017
By the way, PlayStation UK also congratulated Nintendo yesterday on Zelda: Breath of the Wild… without naming the game directly.
— PlayStation UK (@PlayStationUK) March 2, 2017
First 15 minutes of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Wii U
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.
Reggie shares Switch launch message with the fans
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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.
A message to our amazing fans, straight from the desk of Reggie Fils-Aimé. pic.twitter.com/q7wSALhrHM
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 3, 2017
A pair of North American Switch commercials
Nintendo put up two new commercials for Switch featuring Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Arms. Both can be found below.
Switch lets you archive games
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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:
- From the HOME Menu, select “System Settings.”
- Scroll down the options on the left and select “Data Management.”
- On the right-hand side select “Manage Software,” then select the software you would like to archive.
- Select “Archive Software.”
- From the Software Options Menu:
- Select a software icon from the HOME Menu.
- Select “Options” at the bottom of the screen, or press the “-“ or “+” Buttons on the Joy-Con controllers.
- Select “Manage Software,” then “Archive Software.”
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch docked vs. undocked, frame rate test
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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:
Gray Switch, Zelda: Breath of the Wild Special Edition in stock on Best Buy
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Update: Switch system has now sold out.
How to transfer digital games between Switch systems
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Information received about Switch prior to the console’s launch indicated that you’d be able to easily transfer digital games between systems. So long as you have a Nintendo Account, it should be possible. Nintendo has since published information on its support site that explains how you can go about transferring games. And fortunately, it’s pretty simple.
Below are the full steps: