Dead Pixels On the Nintendo Switch are ‘Normal’ Says Nintendo

Nintendo Switch Dead Pixels

The Nintendo Switch released just last week, and Nintendo’s newest console is already breaking records for its successful launch.  That said, the more consoles that get sold across the world, the more likely it is that potential issues can crop up.  One such issue in particular is the existence of dead pixels on the Switch’s portable tablet, which players across the world have been reporting since launch day.  For those of you that have been fortunate to avoid them so far, dead pixels are small clusters of specks that can appear on LCD screens.  Dead pixels can show up anywhere, so while some players have stated that the dead pixels are appearing on the edges of their screens, others have claimed that they have dead pixels right in the middle, which can truly be a maddening thing to have to work around.

So, since the Nintendo Switch has only been out for a couple of days, we’re covered under the console’s warranty, right?  Well, no.  According to the Nintendo Switch’s official FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), Nintendo says that the pixel issue is “normal” and that it “should not be considered a defect.”  This is leaving owners of the Switch unsure of how to move forward.  I’d make the “It’s a feature, not a bug” joke, but this isn’t funny.

Nintendo Switch Dead Pixels

Between the pixel issue, and the fact that the Switch’s controllers have been misbehaving, it makes you wonder what Nintendo could have done to address such obvious issues before the console launched.  Gamers looking to dive into Nintendo’s newest console dropped hundreds of dollars in order to do so, and having so many issues, some of which have been ignored so far, is at the very least disconcerting.

For those of you that have noticed dead pixels on their Nintendo Switch’s portable tablet screens, the best thing to do is to get in touch with the retailer you purchased from in an attempt to get the ball rolling on a return or an exchange.

Have you discovered any dead pixels on your Nintendo Switch?  Have any other problems with the console?  Let us know in the comments section below, and come start a discussion with us about it on Disqus!  As always, stay tuned to DFTG for all the latest Nintendo news, and follow us on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!

Ryan "Cinna" Carrier2478 Posts

Ryan is a writer and the head editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.

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