Nintendo tells Switch users that dead pixels are "normal"

This news comes from New York Times reporter Nick Wingfield who interviewed Nintendo of America's president Reggie Fils-Aimé.

Switch controllers now work with the oldest Nintendo consoles, proving they do make them like they used to. It's the biggest Nintendo launch ever, even outstripping the Wii, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the company's best selling standalone launch title.

Globally, the Switch hasn't been groundbreaking, but it does show promise. The Switch failed to surpass the first two-day sales of the Wii in Japan, though it did outsell the Wii U in the same time frame. Another big complaint from users is that the LCD on their console has black or bright dots on it.

Despite all this, the Switch is sold out almost everywhere you look.

Get great content delivered straight to your inbox every morning Monday-Friday at 8:00am, just a click away, Sign Up Now. For those that aren't familiar with the Joy Con controllers, they are the small controllers that come with the new Nintendo Switch console.

Nintendo's (NTDOY) latest game console, the Switch, is off to strong start after being launched last week, with the device besting opening-weekend sales for the Wii in North, South and Central America. He says that Nintendo is now in talks with those very services, and that apps like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon will come to the Switch "in time". That is an impressive stat and should the momentum continue, Nintendo will be validated in its decision to take a different course than either Microsoft or Sony, both of which are engaged in a spec war of sorts. While he says that the Switch's unique approach to home and portable gaming and titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are differentiators, he notes that apps like Netflix and Hulu aren't.

Does your Nintendo Switch have dead pixels? On top of that a respectable 80,000 consoles were sold in the UK.

  • Arturo Norris