Top 10 Biggest Problems with the Nintendo Switch

The Top Ten
1 Many copies of the console are faulty

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

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.

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

The infamous joy-con drift affected my playthroughs of Super Mario Odyssey.

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 There aren't many games at launch

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

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.

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

4 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.

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.

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.

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.

5 There's not much storage space on the console

You can always buy a new San disk. They are expensive but most of the time u can get them 20 percent off at walmart or game stop

Eh..., I think people are just too greedy for more games

Could be better

SD Cards, anyone? Especially since unlike the 3DS, it can use SDXC.

6 Poor WiFi connection

Ugh it gets annoying!

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


7 The dock scratches the screen

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

Why would it scratch the screen that is just poor tech

Never had a problem with that.

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

8 The Joy Con controller disconnects

The left Joy Con to be specific..

They are supposed to

It's, um, y'know, supposed to?

They’re supposed to!

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.

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.

The Wii U was a fail nintendo needed a new console. Plus it's a four year difference why would it matter

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.

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

I HATE this, it basically screws your controller, and you'll either have to repetitively clean your controllers or buy new ones.

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

The Newcomers

? 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

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.

Eh not that big of a deal breaker for me

Personally that doesn't matter because the Wii U was already

13 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.

14 Most of the games are reused from the Wii U

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.

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

..., that are they have similar versions on the Wii U, and most often are inferior too.

15 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

It's laughable because even the 3DS of all things had it..., and the Wii U too.

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

16 The Joycons are way too small

Yea. If you play smash sometimes when you press a u press b too. That’s why I stick to pro controller. I only go on joycon when I am on multiplayer

Yeah that’s true I can completely enclose them in my hands

This never bothered me..., unless it's used sideways.

17 It's too colorful

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

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

How is this bad?

Uh..., the colourfulness is a good part of it, because it makes it more fun psychologically to play on.

18 The Wii U ports

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, New Super Mario Bros. U, Breath of the Wild, Mario Maker 2..., enough said.

19 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

20 Charge port on the bottom

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

21 No touchscreen for games

Yeah it's disappointing.

It DOES have a touchscreen.

22 Not enough AAA games
23 Lacking the on-rail shooting games and support

This one must be on the list.

24 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?

25 AAA games are overpriced
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