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Nintendo: ‘There are no widespread technical problems’ with Switch

Joy Con syncing and screen scratching problems reported online are not symptomatic of problems with the Switch hardware, Nintendo has claimed. Speaking to Time, the platform holder has for the first time responded to the growing reports of manufacturing or design problems with the machine. At Nintendo, we take great …

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PS4 tops US hardware charts in February

As of next month, things might get more interesting, but for the time being Sony’s US console hardware run continues. NPD data shows that PS4 was once again the best-selling console in the US in February, VentureBeat reports. The Xbox One experienced a resurgence in 2016, for a while overturning …

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Bent docks and dead pixels added to Nintendo Switch noise

So here’s the thing – when millions of new electrical devices are shipped out for a product launch, some of them are going to be faulty. It’s statistically inevitable. The challenge then becomes determining whether the unavoidable issues that arise online are symptomatic of inherent problems we should be worried …

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Joy Con connectivity issues may be due to hardware design

A teardown of the Switch Joy Con hardware by YouTuber Jon Downey seems to suggest that the problems some are experiencing with the left controller are due to a design limitation. The machine has since even before launch been dogged by complaints regarding the signal strength of its left Joy …

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Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Nintendo has said that its new Switch console has sold more in its first two days in the US than any other machine in the platform holder’s history. New York Times reporter Nick Wingfield has word from Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime that Switch has beaten the US record …

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Nintendo officially acknowledges Joy Con connection issue

The much-discussed issue with the wireless connectivity of the Switch’s left Joy Con controller has finally been acknowledged by Nintendo. The problem was raised ahead of the console’s launch last week by a handful of reviewers. Those who were affected found that the signal from the left Joy Con controller …

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UK week one Switch sales hit 80k

Nintendo Switch sold 80k units in its first 48 hours on sale in the UK, MCV understands. To put that into context, that’s double the 40k Wii U managed in its opening weekend, but below the 113k shifted by the 3DS in the same period. For further context, Wii sold …

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Leaked Switch console was stolen, Nintendo reveals

A Switch console that made it out into the wild far ahead of the machine’s official launch on March 3rd was stolen from a retailer. A NeoGaf user last week claimed to have received his Switch pre-order early from an unspecified stockist. These claims were backed up by a video …

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Nintendo finally ditches digital purchase hardware lock

One of the most contentious oddities from Nintendo’s online console network is being ditched for the upcoming launch of the Switch. Until now, digital purchases made Wii U and 3DS were locked to the hardware on which the transaction was carried out. Normally you would expect purchases to be linked …

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Switch’s Joy-Con controllers are key to understanding console’s value, says Koizumi

Nintendo has been grabbling with the price of the Switch ever since it announced it would cost 279 in the UK back in January. At this price, the console is more expensive than both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and it doesn’t have the added bonus of coming with …

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