Top 10 Biggest Problems with the Nintendo Switch

The Top Ten
1 Many copies of the console are faulty

There's a number of different news, polls and YouTube videos of people's Switch consoles facing a number of different technical problems. Even one of my friends also got a faulty one.

Not only does new nintendo switch have longer battery life, it also lags less. And content or a game loads faster. On the original I had to wait 20 seconds for smash to load, on new you only have to wait 5-8 seconds

I don't believe that there is anything wrong with the Nintendo switch, however it's worth allot more money!

I got my switch on launch day and I never had any technical issues.

2 It's a bit pricey

No it really isn't since the Xbox one cost $500 at launch and ps4 cost %400 at launch. The switch only cost $300, which is about the price of a xbox one s, ps4 slim, and cheaper than a ps4 pro and (soon to be launched) xbox one s. Only thing pricy about it are it's pro controllers and overpriced dock.

It's the fourth cheapest console by LAUNCH. Its accessories are overpriced, but not the Switch itself.

In other countries yeah, but in America isn't too bad. Unless you count those scumbag scalpers...

"A bit pricey" Is an understatement. I could buy 2 3DS games for the price of one Switch game!

3 Paid online service

Most consoles have paid online services. And it's only $20 a year. I think most of this list is just XBOX and PlayStation kids complaining about Nintendo.

I wouldn't have a problem with it if it actually provided some bang for my buck. I don't like paying for an online service that offers a pretty unreliable connection. And don't get me started with the voice chat via mobile app, or not all games supporting cloud saves.

20 dollars a year for being online when away from home is so worth it. On delta you have to pay 40 dollars for free WiFi and that's every time you go on a plane. But you have internet on a switch on a plane if u have switch online so I wouldn't mind.

As long as it's inexpensive and fixes the god awful wifi connections that previous Nintendo consoles/handhelds had, it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

4 There aren't many games at launch

The Wii didn't have many games at launch and it still did very well. You can't really have a lot of launch titles, you don't want to overwhelm your consumers on which games to pick, especially when many will be only picking one game when they first get the console.

I'm mostly happy that there wasn't too many games at launch. This allowed Nintendo to slowly release new games, instead of releasing them all at once causing a drought of post-launch games for the system.

Yeah so did the ps4. But the games that came out at launch were fun like splatoon breath of the wild Mario Odyssey mariokart 8 deluxe and a few more

Out of the launch titles, only one of them is amazing. It should be fairly obvious which game I'm talking about here...

5 There's not much storage space on the console

Could be better

6 Poor WiFi connection

N0t really. It doesn't happen to me. I think its because I have the newer nintendo switch

Ugh it gets annoying!

7 The Joy Con controller disconnects

I think they mean when you press a button the switch doesn't receive the command or "disconnects".

The left Joy Con to be specific..

They are supposed to

They're supposed to!

8 The dock scratches the screen

To fix that get a screen protector that's why they exist.

Never had an issue. This doesn't happen to me

Never had a problem with that.

9 It came out too quickly after the Wii U

I wish they didn't "rush" the Switch out to immediately replace the Wii U. I understand why they did, but I just feel bad for the Wii U tbh.
I think it should've came out in December 2017.

It kinda sucked for me because I was really excited when I got a Wii U for Christmas, and then the Switch came out the following year. But that was just my experience.

I am planning to get a switch quickly, I hope they don't release another console only 3 years after it's release

The Wii U came out around 2012 and it FAILED big time. They needed to release a newer console and actually make sure it doesn't fail this time around.

10 Wandering/drifting controllers

I absolutely hate Joycon drift. One time, when I was playing Mega Man 11, Joycon drift forced me to choose Impact Man's power up for the whole level! At least use it when it's necessary! And I tried cleaning the Joycons excessively, only to have them drift a couple of days later. It not only ruins your gameplay experience, but Nintendo said that Joycon drift is just a minor issue! It's huge! Many gamers had to get their Joycons repaired, only for them to start drifting again! I hate that Joycon drift exists. I really do.

My nintendo switch keeps drifting when they get old and they got replaced THREE times already. One time when I was playing splatoon 2 I couldn't control any thing properly and on the home screen the cursor was going berserk.

I'm a victim of this and it sucks. Normally it doesn't affect that much if the game you're playing is a 2D platformer or some spin-off, but playing 3D sandbox games is a NIGHTMARE

This was despite the fact that the Switch was delayed...

The Contenders
11 The coating of the console gets damaged by third-party skins
12 It's not backwards compatible

I think this mean that it don't run games from older consoles, like the game boy, gamecube and n64.

Not a that big deal with the past four consoles already being it.

13 Most of the games are reused from the Wii U

Yeah that kinda sucks. I'd Rather Mario Kart 9 than Mario Kart 8 all over again

The wii u gets all the luxury but the 3DS games get the short end of the stick. They to give ports to games like pokemon USUM and Mario and Luigi dream team.

14 Overpriced accessories such as Pro Controller and additional dock

The main controller is even more expensive. Joy-cons cost 90 BUCKS despite being faulty as heck

15 Most of the best Switch games already have similar versions on the Wii U

Really? Name ONE similarity between mario Odyssey and 3D World other than you play as Mario.

Some are very boring.

16 No Internet browser

Why does the console need a browser if you have your own smartphone for that? Like, a console is only for gaming, and not for social networks, YouTube, memes and everything else.
I don't understand complain about browser.

Well there is YouTube and Disney +. The weird thing is that one of the nintendo staff Reggie guarrinttened Netflix would be available on the switch but it never happened

The switch is dull. Other modern consoles have it. Why not the switch?

It would be nice...

17 The Joycons are way too small
18 The games are expensive and underwhelming

Why am I expected to pay 60(0kr) bucks for games like Super Mario Party, Mario Tennis Aces or Yoshi's Crafted World when they don't even offer that much?

Too much money.

19 No new content

Every game is either a bad remake, a sequel to an older game or an older game with DLC included that says deluxe in the title. Nothing unique

20 It's too colorful

So that's the good thing. Red and blue joycons are nice. I also have green and pink and they are nicer. Plus 4 pro controllers

If you shake it around in someone's face it could give someone a seizure!

How is this bad?

21 The Wii U ports
22 Not enough AAA games

At least ones not made by Nintendo.

23 Charge port on the bottom

Can't stand your Switch up while charging, very big flaw.

I can't stand it up when charging.

24 No touchscreen for games

Yeah it's disappointing.

I don't use handheld.

25 Lacking the on-rail shooting games and support

This one must be on the list.

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