Nintendo Switch Drop Test

monkeymagick

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The Nintendo Switch has been a sales success for the company, everyone seems to be enamored by Nintendo's nifty new device. A man's fascination for self promotion sees him latching one to a drone and drops it 1000ft from the sky. Check out the video to see the results.

The Nintendo Switch is the seventh major home video game console from Nintendo with a worldwide release on March 3, 2017. Developed as a hybrid console, the unit can be docked, used as a portable device or set up with the provided kickstands in tabletop mode. Its dimensions measure 9.41 inches 4.02 inches x 0.55 inch and weigh 10.5.
 

vegeta535

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I am actually impressed it still worked after a 1000' drop. This and still running while getting a tri-force cut into it with a water jet is impressive. Nintendo can sure built some durable electronics.
 
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Not that I know much about them, but the drone looks cool.
 

hexamon

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It's lucky it was aerodynamically stable. It stayed flat the whole fall, I bet that helped reduce its speed quite a bit.
 

DrezKill

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Reminds me of older Nintendo systems that were damn near impossible to kill. Super NES burnt in a house fire, another one dropped from 20 stories, one had a CRT TV dropped on it, various different GameBoys going through washer machines, dryers, and lawn mowers, or staying out in the hot sun or soaking in the rain on grass, or various Nintendo systems being dunked in pools, all kinds of shit I've seen and heard over the years, and every single one of those systems survived and continued to be operational. Same for a lot of the cartridge-based games. My brother had games go through the wash, only thing that happened was save data was wiped. My first PS1 had the drive motor fail, and then the memory card ports no longer worked. My X360 got the E74 error. My PS3 had the blu-ray drive die (I swapped it with a blu-ray drive from a friend's launch-model PS3 that died with the YLoD). Only issues I ever had with Nintendo systems was the laser on my first GCN stopped reading discs (a friend corrected the laser power issue and now it's fine), and once my Wii would only boot to black screen, but a friend got it booting again thanks to a NAND backup. Even Sega systems were far more durable than what Microsoft and Sony make. My first Saturn stopped reading discs, a friend repaired that one too. Genesis Model 2s have that issue with the AC adapter connector in the back of the system not making a good connection. Other than that though, never really had problems with the durability of Sega systems either.
 

spugm1r3

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So the controller is a crumple zone for the Switch? Cool. My next question would be, is the result the same at 4-6 ft?
 
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Shiiiiit...I dropped my 35mm SLR & Hi8 camcorder from 2500 feet in 1994...and the camcorder was still filming. None of the glass broke, but both units were no longer functional.
 

kju1

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Ah come on, if youre going to do this do it right. Drop it from space like they did with the ipad!
 

Gasaraki_

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So the controller is a crumple zone for the Switch? Cool. My next question would be, is the result the same at 4-6 ft?

Once it reaches terminal velocity, it doesn't matter how high but 4-6 feet probably nothing will happen to the unit at all.
 
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