Don’t Play “Nintendo Switch Sports” Without Your Joy-Con Straps

The first flat-screen victims of Nintendo Switch Sports are already arriving, just days after the last Wii Sports game the series is out. As such, this is your friendly reminder to please secure your Joy-Con straps around your wrist before attempting to play this game. Those who learn nothing from history are doomed to repeat it .

As VGC reports, an unfortunate Twitch streamer once broke his TV while gaming Nintendo Switch Sports, losing his grip on his Joy-Con and accidentally throwing it onto the screen. The man was playing doubles tennis over the weekend when his occasional backhand went horribly wrong, with the red shifter slipping from his right hand and shooting towards his television.

After a shocked moment of frozen silence, during which his opponent won two points, 63man repositioned his camera to show his viewers his now horribly cracked television screen. I’m not a repair tech, but this certainly seems beyond economics to me.


Without that Wii magic, ‘Nintendo Switch Sports’ is a shallow party game

63man is not alone Change sports athlete losing his grip on his Joy-Con. Many other players have taken to social media to report similar incidents since the game launched on April 29. It’s not an unexpected issue either, with Nintendo’s Japanese social media accounts even reminding players to use the Joy-Con straps the day before. Nintendo Switch Sports Was launched.

Unfortunately, no amount of wristbands and warnings can alleviate pure human pride if players disregard safety tips. There will always be those among us who believe they are simply built differently. All we can do is warn them, show them the straps, and step back, preferably out of swing distance.

Nintendo Switch Sports follows in the footsteps of its predecessor Sports Wiireleased in 2006. Developed for the Wii console launched the same year, Sports Wii featured simulations of baseball, bowling, boxing, golf, and tennis, using the Wii Remote’s motion sensor to have players swing their arms to mimic the actions associated with those sports.

Sports Wii was a resounding success, winning the best-selling Wii game title of all time, and one that is still fondly remembered today. However, the game was also notorious for inadvertently facilitating an inordinate amount of property damage, as players flailing around their rectangular Wii Remotes frequently lost their grip and sent them rushing into their televisions.

Judging by Nintendo Switch Sports‘early days in the wild, it looks like a tradition that is likely to continue.

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