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Hazardous motion controller: Nintendo Switch Sports player inadvertently bricks his display

Players of Nintendo Switch Sports are recommended to actually use the included wrist straps for the console's Joy-Cons (Image: Nintendo)
Players of Nintendo Switch Sports are recommended to actually use the included wrist straps for the console's Joy-Cons (Image: Nintendo)
The preventable accident that is associated with the new Nintendo Switch Sports game is reminiscent of similar incidents which happened in the early days of the iconic Nintendo Wii, during which gamers had to get used to the dangers of wireless motion controllers.

From a technical point of view, gaming controllers with motion sensors are certainly nothing to write home about. Ever since the 2006 release of the Nintendo Wii and its almost legendary launch title Wii Sports, most gamers around the world should be somewhat familiar with the concept of wireless motion controllers. However, some players of the highly anticipated successor called Nintendo Switch Sports apparently did not get the memo.

According to a report by Kotaku, which refers to a video of the rather unknown Twitch streamer "63man", at least one player of the aforementioned Nintendo Switch Sports game has terminally damaged his gaming display when the Joy-Con slipped out of his hand while competing in a virtual match of tennis. In this particular case, the hapless streamer only bricked his apparently smaller gaming monitor, but the potential financial damage can be more extensive for gamers who for example hook up their Nintendo Switch console to a larger and more expensive 4K television.

Nintendo Switch Sports accidents like these can be easily prevented by using the Joy-Con wrist straps which are included with every Nintendo Switch gaming console. This safety measure is even more important because said Joy-Cons are much smaller and more slippery in comparison to the rather bulky controller of the Nintendo Wii. But since hindsight is always twenty-twenty, "victims" of the new Nintendo Switch Sports game might want to check out Sony's recently announced 2022 Bravia lineup in order to find an adequate replacement for their now-bricked TV.

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Kotaku, Image: Nintendo

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Enrico Frahn, 2022-05- 4 (Update: 2022-05- 4)