Here’s Why Nintendo Switch Cartridges Taste So Bad

Nintendo Switch cartridges aren’t meant to be put into your mouth but that hasn’t stopped people from doing so. Those that have tasted the cartridges report an extremely bitter taste that’s hard to wash away. Nintendo of America has explained to Kotaku that it’s intentional as they’ve used a bittering agent to stop young children from putting the cartridges they find lying around on the coffee table into their mouths.

“To avoid the possibility of accidental ingestion, keep the game card away from young children. A bittering agent (Denatonium Benzoate) has also been applied to the game card. This bittering agent is non-toxic.”

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Thanks to RidleySlayer for the tip!

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52 thoughts on “Here’s Why Nintendo Switch Cartridges Taste So Bad

      1. Wanted to know.
        But I do wonder what goes in through the mind of someone who opens the case and licks the cartridge.
        We might have never found out about this without them.
        But now I’m curious if the agent can be eventually licked off, I’m not going to try that though.

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  1. It makes f*cking sense when a child or a pet tries to put them in their mouths, it makes no f*cking sense when grown men and women (their genders dictated by chromosomes which is the laws of science and yes I’m Christian and yes the bible tells you to pursue science, not false aka pseudo-science like aliens, evolution, and lie detectors, Catholicism tells you not to pursue science at all) puts them in their mouths unless the have a mental illness.

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    1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Hopefully it will also await us at Nintendo Switch if Nintendo doesn't FUCK things up again!} says:

      While evolving from monkeys does seem pretty far fetched, evolution DOES happen. It’s why certain animals are able to survive today when they were food for bigger animals in the past as they evolved to have a defense mechanism. As for aliens, who says God couldn’t have gotten bored with humanity & had a few side projects half way across the universe? It’s not like the bible outright says aliens don’t exist. In fact, aliens is a concept that’s only been a thing for the last hundred years. Now lie detector tests… THOSE are definitely pseudo-science & there is no doubt about that. Of course, many still don’t realize they are bullshit. In fact, it’s why they have a psychiatrist on hand when they give lie detector tests or the psychiatrist IS the one giving it as they are the real lie detectors if they are very good at reading people.

      But that’s enough about that. xD

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  2. Probably due to everyone eating former cartridges. NES were the most difficult due to the edges and size. /S

    Honestly why start now instead of the DS or even Gameboy? Think of the children!

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  3. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Hopefully it will also await us at Nintendo Switch if Nintendo doesn't FUCK things up again!} says:

    While the people doing this are stupid, least it revealed a nice little tidbit about the cartridges. Then again, I gotta wonder if this is just bullshit that Nintendo themselves started so they could have an excuse to tell us about the chemical on it that keeps little ones from putting it in their mouths.

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