Nintendo Switch: 10 Obvious Flaws That Need Fixing

What do Sony and Microsoft get right that Nintendon't?

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The Nintendo Switch has been on store shelves for over three years now, and we'd be lying if we said it hasn't brought us a slew of brilliant titles since release. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Smash Bros Ultimate... the list of brilliant exclusives is endless.

Do you know what else is endless? All the dumb flaws this console has.

In creating a system that could be used as both a handheld and a home console, Nintendo created something revolutionary. They broke new ground, and with new ground comes new problems.

Some of these problems are just silly little things, the kind of stuff that doesn't exactly enrage you or keep you up at night. Other problems, though... they're a little more on the shameful side of things. The type of problems that you honestly can't believe made it out of the product design phase, let alone into the fully realized console itself.

Do these problems make the Nintendo Switch unplayable? Well, for the most part, no - but a couple of very specific examples do come dangerously close.

Most of these issues or missing features won't make it to the console via an update, but rather in the form of a completely revised model - like a sort of Switch Pro, or failing that a Switch 2.0.

Considering this thing prints money for Nintendo, a Nintendo Switch followup isn't as farfetched an idea as one might i assume.

10. Streaming Platforms

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The Switch has a lot of glaring omissions, but lacking any kind of streaming support is by far its most bizarre.

It seems like such a no-brainer. Being able to take a little portable TV with you anywhere you go would be so cool for certain situations. Long train ride? Watch some Brooklyn Nine-Nine. On a lunch break at work? Watch some Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Church service getting boring? Alright, I think you get where I'm going with this.

Now, it's important to note the Switch does technically have two streaming platforms - YouTube, and Hulu.

However, Hulu is only available in a few selection territories (sorry Britain) and YouTube isn't exactly the type of streaming service most people are after. There's a pretty stark contrast between watching KSI do another silly ghost prank and, y'know, watching something that's actually funny - like Brooklyn Nine-Nine!

A lot of people have theorized that the problem is on Nintendo's end, considering Hulu is a thing in other territories.

Exactly what Netflix has done to offend Nintendo so much will most likely never be known, but c'mon on fellas, can't we just bury the hatchet?

Some of us just wanna watch our dumb cop show in bed.


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