Though power died at one point during E3, fans were able to continue playing Nintendo Switch games, as the consoles remained on.
That's a pretty awesome selling point right there. I mean the hall goes dark, all the people who were trying out demos just yank the Switches out of the docks and keep playing. Marketing gold in itself :P
Those consoles were concealed in cases, but yeah having an internal battery has its benefits.
I rather play no games than sub 720p games.
^sub 13 years old
All the games I've played in handheld mode look fantastic. Better than any other portable device I've ever played. Playing Diablo 3 ATM, classic example of where Portability is better.
boo.. well I guess my story worked "in theory", lol.
If the power in your home goes you need to get your a** off the couch and start inspecting.
I didn't realize inspecting thunderstorms were a thing.
No but why your power is out.
so are you suggesting that people inside a giant hall should start inspecting what's wrong with the power? :P
Oh wow unbelievable battery powered device stayed on after main power was gone. This is amazing !!! And only one little article mentions this!!! It’s got be CIA silencing eye witnesses just In case switch owners will try to take they Nintendo’s to the streets...
your sarcasm was laid on a little too thick there, I think you oversold it.
I bet Sony hired Don Matrick to cut the power.
I'm not sure why you would mention Sony of all companies into this considering how it doesn't effect them in any way since, you know... They weren't even there........ If anything, I'd say it was Nintendo who turned the light "switch" off ;-)
It was a joke. And apparently it didn't do well
Happened to me at home last week. We had a big storm and the power went out. I was able to just pull the Switch out of the dock and kept playing FFIX. I had to rebuild the database on my PS4 tho which annoyed me.
2 years ago, when hurricane Maria hit(I live in PR), I went for about 5 months without electricity(it was hell and boring too ) but the only console I could play was the switch(got to play the whole Mario Odyssey, Doom And Xenoblade and experience it completely portable).
Odd your battery lasted that long.
@yomfweeee I used my car charger at times or my generator. I wish lol but the batteries can't last 5 months.
Lots of people seem to be learning how batteries work.
Wonders of the universe as they say
And I'll still prefer my ps4....😂
Fact. A working Switch will always be an infinite amount more useful than a dead PS4.
Haven't you heard, Sony won E3 by not showing up. By N4G logic, a dead PS4 is the best console of all time.
Fact. The battery in the Switch wont last forever and it too will eventually become as you say, dead.
@solidgamer Okay? Takes away nothing from the fact that Switch can still be played during a power outage. Hell, I'm hiking the Appalachian Trail come mid-summer. I'll be taking my Switch with me to play at night. Can't exactly do that with my PS4 with any sort of convenience to be had.
@solidgamerx Fact. A few hours of something, is better than a few hours of nothing.
Unless that something is reality TV.
Haaa. Well said.
I guess this means Dennis smuggled the dinosaur embryos out of the building.
Yeah and were the cell phones too..
Which has nothing to do with the Switch and game demo during E3.
If only we had Diablo Inferno!
Well, the power outage must have lasted less than an hour if they didnt have to recharge the switches.
It was literally a second. It was a power surge. But all the PC's and consoles still shut down regardless.
It's not a surge, it's a blink. A surge would fry every console and PC in that building.
@Stevo Yes true, but that would have been much more exciting the what actually happened :D
So when the eminent zombie apocalypse hits we all know what system to grab first...
Hmm....Launch Xbox is bigger and heavier, and PS4 has some somewhat pointed edges. It's kind of a toss up on which would make a better weapon.
In that scenario PS4 would be a knife and XBox would be the rock Arnold was about to use on the Predator at the end of the first movie. Actually the OG XBox would be better as it was heavy af like a boulder, the OG would be that log that broke free and hit Poncho in the chest "I can make it..." The switch is the device the predator armed for detonation and start laughing because the Switch really blew up.
With the switch you can at least start up a game without power, and maybe the zombies will start dancing Thriller style.
I wonder what the people running the Switch stations thought of the situation. "So, do we keep going or..."
Bet all the peoples cell phones went dark when the power went out to since they dont run on batteries either....
But this is about gaming console, not phone.
Some of you people try WAY too hard to defend your console of choice..
no im trying way too hard to defend wall outlets... my point was that its obvious that a battery powered device is going to continue to run when the power goes out. I am replying to the title of this story
But I'm sure there are people who don't know what the Switch even is. It could be a selling point for those people.
My car also worked during the power outage. /useless facts
but ran at 70% power so the games started to lag and the draw distances got severly reduced
my Left Joycon keeps drifting really badly upwards , sometimes i get so angry i wanna smash it to pieces, its really freaking annoying, i tried blowing compressed air , i even waiting until a year later to buy it hoping they fixed this stupid problem, and theres really bad lag trying to play super mario deluxe, and im literally like 4 feet away with NOTHING coming in between the switch and the controller
Found this thread on GameFAQs. Maybe it'll help...? https://gamefaqs.gamespot.c...
Gonna try the Alcohol and cotton swab method ,i need to completly drain my joycons battery first if they had a vibration test ,maybe that way would be the fastest to drain them, i think the search for controllers makes them vibrate to find them
I had to send mine back to Nintendo
Thank You Guys Soo much for trying to Help ,i dont remember the exact date i bought it so im not sure nintendo would accept to fix it. i really loved the system when it worked, my girlfriends started to do the same thing but to left, i think thats even worse when trying to play , she ordered a replacement joystick from amazon and her bros gonna help her fix it
I contacted Nintendo customer support with a receipt and they didn’t give a f4ck even though it was still in warranty. They said take it or leave it. Had to pay like 40 (including postage) to send it back to them for repair. Scummy company these days but they did fix it.
WOW pay $40 for Something They sent out Defective, thats messed up, im sorry
Unfortunately it wasnt able to play over half the games at E3 due to it being portable. So there is that.
It's fine, the ones that it was able to play was the good ones.
Cause real consoles dont have batteries.
Yeah none of the controllers of those real console use battery.
They do actually. Little watch type batteries. They keep the Static RAM states in tact. Mostly just holds settings in the BIOS, and acts as a way to monitor a couple inputs so it doesn't have to rely on power which could surge.:) You could probably run the system for about 1/4 of a second on it, and it wouldn't do anything other than shut itself down.
ha ha. That's great.
I dont play my switch that often since BOTW. But its the best handheld console of all time.
It would be cool if these other companies would put a (at the least) small battery inside of them. If for anything, just to safely shut off the system.
The power of the Switch folks :)
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