Damien McFerran, an editor at Nintendo Life, has shared two disturbing photos of his Nintendo Switch console.
The photos show multiple cracks along the top edge of the console. You can see them in the photos below:
Just noticed my Switch has multiple cracks along the top edge of the console; I don't treat it harshly so I'm not sure where these have come from. Is this a weak point of the design? pic.twitter.com/4E4fdoXwZx
— Damien McFerran (@DamienMcFerran) July 5, 2018
Apparently this isn’t only happening to Damien’s console, as multiple users on Twitter have shared photos of cracks appearing on their Switch, with varying degrees of severity.
— Damien McFerran (@DamienMcFerran) July 9, 2018
SegmentNext, the site which first reported this, suggests that the cracks may have been caused by the way players held onto their Nintendo Switch in Handheld Mode. This seems to be occurring with the first batch of Nintendo Switch consoles sold at launch last year. Nintendo hasn’t officially commented on the matter yet.
Have you seen similar cracks on your system? Let us know in the comments below.