Warped Nintendo Switch Console Might Be Caused By Prolonged Dock Mode & Heat
Factory defect or prolonged dock mode? These are the questions thrown by Nintendo Switch owners after discovering warped consoles.
Overheating Nintendo Switch Consoles
In its brief time in the market, the system has already gotten a reputation for getting hot while in use. While this is common for mobile devices, the Switch being a console puts it on another level.
To think, the platform does not have the high specs compared to today's present consoles. Subsequently, having graphic heavy games might be causing the Switch to overheat.
Moreover, games like "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" might be pushing it to its limits. Head to head, Nintendo's hybrid does not have the heavy specs of the PS4 nor the Xbox One.
According to BGR, some of the consoles has gotten so steamy that it's warping when left in docked mode. Most especially if it docked on extended periods of time.
Switch Owners Voice Their Concerns On Reddit
In a post by destructiod.com, owners have already voiced their concerns on Reddit forums. One owner even posted images of the warped console on the popular social media platform.
He claimed that he left the Switch in dock mode and it appeared to have a very noticeable bend. Other owners in the same Reddit thread have confirmed that they are experiencing it too.
According to the same post, the problem is not yet widespread to wreak havoc on Nintendo's PR. Destructoid added that a firmware update can possibly control some of the heating.
All in all, the Switch is a fantastic piece of hardware with some glaring flaws. Several consumers have noticed that the console kind of felt cheap.
Nintendo has not released a statement on the matter. The issue is yet to be addressed by the company. Stay tuned for more details.