A preview image for an upcoming episode of the Minecraft series by comedy duo Yoiko on the official Nintendo channel has been stirring up attention due to a bent Nintendo Switch apparently being visible, yet another problem that several buyers have been experiencing with their Switch and adding onto its ever growing list of aggravating (if largely minor) issues.

The bending issue first came to light months ago when numerous owners starting posting images of their Nintendo Switch being in a slightly bent state, possibly due to overheating:





Comedy group Yoiko (consisting of Arino of Game Center CX and Masaru Hamaguchi) have tweeted a preview image of an upcoming episode, though many believe that the Switch present in the image may in fact also be suffering from this warping issue:





Other believe otherwise – noting that the “bend” is miniscule and may actually be due to the distortion of the camera; the first episode of the series which debuted back in June (there will supposedly be 12 episodes total):

Japanese gamers don’t seem all that impressed either way:

“So they have been bending after all?”

“It is definitely bent!”

“Switch to PS4!”

“The line you drew itself is not straight. Are you an idiot?”

“Thanks Nintendo…”

“The Switch isn’t worth ¬•40,000, no way…”

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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:16 14/07/2017 # ! Good (+0.7)

    or maybe people should stop sitting on em

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:06 17/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its bending RIGHT where the heat pipe is, between the game card slot and the exhaust

    Its the heating

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:26 16/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I just did 4 hours of Splatoon in dock. I heard the fan going and the switch was a bit heated. But it's not bent. Something else has to be causing them to bend, and I really wish people would be honest as to what it is they're doing to their Switches.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:23 14/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    >sits on smart device
    >blames manufacturer
    a retard is you

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:27 18/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe you shouldn't make such an flimsy products

    Comment by Anonymous

    They're overheating in the dock, dumbass

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:40 15/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Look like all of the Switches in the photos bend at the same place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:00 14/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Glad everyone is willing to pay nintendo to beta test their hardware. Always wait for the revision.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:22 14/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You're a moron.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:12 15/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're a fag

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:23 16/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    yep because no one care about how poor you are that u cant even afford to buy a candy. you freaking mother milking fag

    Comment by Anonymous

    There's nothing wrong with it you pathetic retard. The things you hear are just worthless shitstains like you whining about nothing. :)

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    Comment by MARl0
    20:44 14/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Have had mine since launch day, and zero problems. Honestly, it's one of the best gaming devices I've ever owned, and its first year library is one of the best in gaming history.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:26 15/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    yeah got mine from launch as well, got quite a library of games and never got problem.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:02 15/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean nothing? There is literally nothing but Zelda

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:26 15/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Nothing but Zelda, Arms, Splatoon 2, Mario and rabbids, Pokken (ok, arguably), Mario Odyssey, FE Warriors, Xenoblade 2... It seems nothing is something quite large these days apparently ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:01 16/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Breath of the Wild is one of the most highly acclaimed ever made, with or without "real" dungeons, and Xenoblade isn't even out for you to judge yet. Troll somewhere else, you fucking retard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:05 16/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I never played a Xenoblade but they are generally quite well received so i'm not sure about it.

    Though for Zelda ok no more dungeons is a sad thing, but calling the gameplay to be broken... Well that's funny.

    Plus that'd be only 2 games less (to your point of view) out of the rest.

    Comment by Anonymous

    xenoblade is a joke. the story was over, zelda has no real dungeons anymore and the gameplay is broken. so maybe take your "^^" and tell your fairytales elswhere, my dude.

    Comment by Anonymous

    @17:47: "The gameplay is broken" LMAO!!!

    I've read a lot of pathetic attempts at trolling but that's the saddest one I've seen in a long while.

    Maybe take your retarded self elsewhere "my dude", and go fucking kill yourself while you're at it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I agree, the hardware is average at best but the exclusive games are amazing, really entertaining and some are for all the family, with a high replayabiliy, not like those games that are actually more like interactive movies.

    Comment by Anonymous

    lol besides botw mines been collecting dust waiting for mario odyssey, that's not get carried away and call it best first year library

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    Poor construction is the fault of the bending, not overheating.

    The inside has no reinforcement to take the wight off from the tapping and squeezing from being held, and I tell you people are actually squeezing the console handheld.

    The simplest solution would be a thin aluminium 0.4 diameter bar inside the handheld on top, mid and bottom of the construction.

    It would add around 0.12mg to the overall weight and would reinforce the construction dramatically.

    They knew they didn't add it because they had no time for it, the release was rushed.

    The bending doesn't cause an immediate threat to the console, but it will eventually simply break and the warranty will not cover for it as it's a mechanical failure caused by the user.

    The console was not stress tested too. To which results were seen on many occasions.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Agreed. The console was clearly rushed. Its already have many problems since release and now this one pop up in just 5 months after release. I wonder how long until the bending cause the console to break. Maybe about a year?

    Kind of remind me of the iPhone 6/6+ that thing also bending because of poor construction.

    Comment by Anonymous

    The hardware is meh, but the games exclusives are jewels, just for the games im considering buying a Switch.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I main reason as to why the Switch is bending, is people aren't venting the Switch properly when it's sitting in it's dock. The dock tends to make the console itself extremely hot when sitting there for hours at a time.

    I just leave the back of thee dock open where all of the cords plug in. It makes it so the Switch doesn't heat up as badly.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "people aren't venting the Switch properly when it's sitting in it's dock" Why the fuck would they design their own dock like that? I mean this is the same official (tm) Nintendo (c) dock that scratches the screen of the Switch. I doubt the operation you describe is mentioned in the manual, so it's Nintendo's problem, not ours.

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    Comment by Esfruj Esfifurz
    10:51 15/07/2017 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    It's no news that the console is poorly built, but that's an issue common to ALL portable devices, even more if we take into account that most people are not careful when they handle them, not to mention kids dropping them.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Can confirm, have crappy RCA windows tablet and it bent in the same way the switch does in the screenshots. I'd also hazard to say it's similar to how one of the iPhones had a bendable frame as well.

    Comment by Anonymous

    What do you mean all portable devices have a common issue of being poorly built? What about all those old handhelds? Don't see them bending or having issues. The only time I heard of poorly built portable handhelds were the orginal DS with crappy hinges.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Well, look at stuff like that 2ds xl.

    Only die hard nintendo fanboys can ignore how flimsy the 2nd screen is and that any kind of force or the eventual opening/closing of it will snap it off quite easily.

    Was grabbing a cpl things at the local Best Buy and watched the teenagers break 3 of them trying to setup a display unit since it kept snapping from being placed in a position where there was force on the flimsy crap.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I had a bent switch and they promptly replaced it for me. The issue was an overactive fan and it was hot a lot. It was a defect, my current system barely even gets warm and works very well.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "Do not try and bend the Switch. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth: There are no games for the Switch."

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:53 14/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It's only been 4 months since its release. Neither the PS4 nor the Xbox had much either during release and considering Skyrim, Pokken, Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey are to be released this year is a phenomenal selection for the first year.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Lets be honest, past botw and mario odyssey there is nothing.
    Skyrim will be 7 years old by the time it arrives on switch and everybody already played it also considering its the regular goty version and not special edition.
    Pokken was a huge flop both in the arcades and wii u, putting it on switch won't change that.
    Splatoon 2 is just a rehashed cash-grab, if you played thew first you played the second.

    The only worthwhile new games are botw and mario odyssey, and new metroid prime if they don't screw it up.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "subjectively the best way possible" So on PC, right? I can only imagine what a showcase of Nintendo hardware it will be when Skyrim will fucking chug on 720p 30FPS settings on Switch.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Initial Anon here. Skyrim might be 7 years old and has already accommodated a huge following to the ES franchise, most players have already played the game years ago. To those who want to experience the revolutionary title once again or who haven't played it altogether can play Skyrim subjectively the best way possible. Portably.

    I also personally have to agree in the Wii U's failure. Even long-lasting Nintendo fans I know didn't pick up the Wii U for its confusing concept and terrible marketing tactics. That said, the console had great games many people have not played which includes Splatoon. Luckily the sequel gets in more fans for the sake of Nintendo's recent IP. It's a hit for miss for returning Wii U owners but solely a fresh new take on the FPS genre to most of us.

    Comment by Anonymous

    if you're buying a console for primary gaming you're already failing. point is that the switch is the best console to pair with a PC, fewest overlapping games.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Spaltoon is a 3rd person shooter, not FPS.

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    Comment by CreamNCheese
    09:14 15/07/2017 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Well "Spaltoon" isn't a game at all. People make mistakes, deal with it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    no games, no buy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:16 14/07/2017 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    $4000,NO FUCKING WAY!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 15/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    are you a moron?

    Comment by Anonymous

    40,000 JPY = 353 USD...

    Comment by Anonymous

    stupid amerifat

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:44 14/07/2017 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Nintendo is that a name for a company where adults play children game.Or at least they get censored in a way and not give em a proper age rating to keep games uncensored.

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