So dead pixels on the New Switch anyone? Well apparently it’s normal and it is certainly not a defect! Nintendo have come out and said that all dead pixels and Light or dark patches on your Switch screen are very normal and in no way a defect.
Switch owners have taken to Reddit to complain and discuss this burning issue which seems to be distracting and very unbecoming of a £280 handheld gaming device.
Users who wish to swap there “defective” consoles will get no support what so ever from Nintendo. A similar issue happened with the launch of the Nintendo DS, but the gaming giant eventually gave in after so many complaints from users and offered replacement units.
Nintendo said at the time: “We suggest that you use your system for a few weeks to determine whether this interferes with your enjoyment of game play. If, after using your system for awhile, you feel that this tiny dot is too distracting, the Nintendo DS does carry a one-year warranty.”
Nintendo have warned players that using the Switch near a fish tank or within a metre of another wireless device, including laptops, wireless headsets, wireless printers, microwaves, cordless phones or even USB-3.0 compatible devices “such as hard drives, thumb drives, LAN adapters, etc”, might cause the Joy-Con controllers to disconnect from the Switch.
The switch is not the only major console to have launch issues and I’m sure in time this will all settle down, but all in all the I feel it has been success for Nintendo.