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Video: Nintendo Switch Drop Test

Have you wondered how many times a Nintendo Switch can be dropped from 5ft before it breaks? If you have then you’re in luck as GizmoSlip have conducted a ‘drop test’ with Nintendo’s new console. They perform the test by dropping the console from 5ft onto concrete which results in some cringe-worthy viewing. You can check out the video below:

The Nintendo Switch survives a total of 11 drops before dying and can no longer be powered up.



  1. I actually thought the screen would break after the first fall it definitely does not feel that sturdy im happy to see it’s been well designed to withstand falls

  2. I seem to remember reading that Iwata himself done this test with the first nintendo DS systems fresh from the production line, and a few of them broke very quickly. He said, something like, because he knew kids would be playing it out and about he wasn’t going to be happy releasing a portable console until it could survive 5-10 drops, and made sure they were made sturdier before releasing them.

  3. I seem to remember there being a thing (Iwata asks? I cannot remember source) where Nintendo designs all their products to survive quite a few falls from the height of a chest pocket specifically.
    Pretty much what they’re testing for here, though maybe the japanese chests might not stand as high up from the ground.

  4. Hey shit head, how about I drop you and see how long it takes before you break? You’re a lot bigger than a Switch so instead of five feet lets say five stories.

  5. It’s definitely something I’ve wondered (And no. Can’t bring myself to watch the video…yet). Because the last thing I need to worry about is being out 300 dollars and then some for repairs or worse, a new system.

    I’m definitely sticking to avoiding-dropping-the-system duty for as long as I play it as a portable, With reassurance that it won’t die at one drop. Or maybe two. Risky at a third drop.

  6. 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:

    Not watching the video. If it was a video showing the demolition of a Wii U, on the other hand. Anyway, good to know but that doesn’t mean I’m gonna not be careful with mine. @.@

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