24 hours after the release of Nintendo Switch Sports, one player has already been caught accidentally breaking their TV.
Streamer 63man was streaming his tennis session online on Saturday when he inadvertently threw a Joy-Con controller at his TV, breaking the screen.
“If you don’t send [that clip] to the live stream fails, I’m actually divorcing this chat,” the streamer said during the broadcast, referring to the popular Reddit channel that documents streamer mishaps.
You can see the clip below:
Switch Sports is the successor to Nintendo’s hugely popular Wii Sports series, which with more than 80 million copies, remains the best-selling game in the company’s history.
Wii Sports was known for its many recorded incidents of players accidentally dropping their Wii Remotes during gameplay, sometimes damaging their televisions.
The number of incidents became widespread enough that they were reported by mainstream media such as the BBC, and Nintendo offered to replace all controller straps with thicker versions to help prevent accidents during gameplay.
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Two years after launch, Nintendo introduced a sleeve accessory for the Wii Remote, which it said was intended to “provide cushioning for the Wii Remote for people who might accidentally throw or drop their Wii Remotes while gaming”.
Both the original Wii Sports games and its new Switch installment include warning messages upon launch that encourage players to be aware of their surroundings and use Joy-Con straps to avoid accidents.
On Thursday, the official Nintendo support account encouraged parents to watch their children when they play Switch Sports, so they don’t bump into each other or their TVs.
In response to an ABC news report in 2008, Nintendo of America said, “The Wii Remote is perfectly safe when used as instructed: grip it firmly, don’t let go, use the wrist strap, and make sure the play area has ample open space.
“Just like when starting any new physical activity, it’s best to pace yourself and not overdo it. Some games, including Wii Sports, include in-game reminders for players to take a break from time to time.”
VGC’s ongoing Switch Sports review said of the game’s offline portion (online was not available at the time of review): “At this stage, Switch Sports feels like an unambitious take on a game of 16 years old with very little in the way of options. All eyes are now on the online modes when they go up, to see if they breathe new life into it.”