We’re roughly half a day into the launch of the Nintendo Switch here on the east coast of the U.S., and it looks like we have our first victim. Reddit user supportdevil (figures) took to the Nintendo Switch subreddit to show off their bricked console.
“Anyone got the Bluescreen,” they write in the title. “Already mine died a sec ago.” Shorthand text for longhand feelings, it seems. This is the image that user attached.
Here’s what happened, according to them.
Played a bit BotW then the Screen went white and the Switch got very noisy then i restarted the Console and now only Blue Screen of Death
Someone asked if they tried hard resetting it. To which the ever eloquent supportdevil wrote:
How? i reseted it with holding down Power for 12 sec like on the Website
The user is responding to questions in the thread as I write this story. It appears they updated their system before playing, and they’ve tried to restart it.
Bricked consoles are a launch standard
Hopefully, this is a small issue. It’s pretty typical for a new console to drop and brick upon arrival. We have the internet among us today, so that means we have a huge, open firehose of information regarding what’s going on around us. That includes when a handful of users out of a very large number report broken devices.
This issue, as of now, is small scale. If it gets big, Nintendo has a problem. We’ll follow the news.