Nintendo Switch Design Problems Compiled; Netflix, Hulu Possibly Coming Soon

By Ben Lindon , Updated Mar 28, 2017 07:42 AM EDT

Nintendo Switch may have only just launched but there are already numerous complaints about breakages, faults and poor design decisions on the console. A recent video has gone viral noting some of the problems about the Nintendo Switch. One of these problems would be the lack of non-gaming services such as Netflix and Hulu which are expected to roll out on the platform soon.

Front Panel And Joy-Con Controllers Problems Fixed By Users

In the meantime, Reddit users have pointed flaws of the Nintendo Switch including its front panel which has resulted in scratched screens. Reddit user, thesirenlady pointed out how this part of the Nintendo Switch is avoidable since it is just a hollow piece of plastic to block out the screen, Gizmodo UK reported. Another Reddit user pointed out a fix on one of the common issues with syncing on the left Joy-Con controller. Apparently, a simple soldering of a wire was left by Nintendo for users to deal with.

Reddit user _gamadaya_ pointed out that the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers may have been launched unfinished. Additionally, later Joy-Cons are expected to be of better quality at least with the inclusion of a little wire that fits right in the controller. Moreover, Reddit user j4ptyvm suggested that zero QA testing was done questioning Nintendo's decision to launch a console that may not have been good to go at launch.

A Gaming Console First, Nintendo Switch Will Add Non-Gaming Features, In Time

In other news, streaming services on the Nintendo Switch are coming to the console eventually, Fortune reported. The Nintendo America President Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that the Nintendo Switch will be supporting streaming video services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video "in time." As of now, Nintendo is said to be focused first on the gaming features of the console.

Nintendo Switch has also received criticism for not offering a proper Web browser. Take note that other consoles such as the Microsoft Xbox One and the Sony PS4 support several streaming services and Web browsers. Moreover, Nintendo's own Wii U consoles also supported Netflix, among others. Watch a "Before You Buy" Video of the Nintendo Switch below:


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