Nintendo released a new sports game for the Nintendo Switch on April 29, 2022: Nintendo Switch Sports. Here you can play volleyball, badminton or tennis, among others. Motion-controlled joycons help make gameplay as realistic as possible. Controllers are included with every switch – but they just fly around the room and claim early casualties.
N / A? Do you remember Wii Sports for the Nintendo Wii? The classic first appeared almost 16 years ago and has been on the consciousness of many TVs ever since.
Wiimotes, the predecessors of today’s joycons, were also equipped with motion controls and flew in athletes’ lounges.
There’s even a small compilation of clips showing gamers accidentally hitting Wiimotes on their TVs:
Nintendo Switch Sports claims its first victims
The sports version for the Nintendo Switch also has the first broken monitors and hands. In the meantime, the whole thing is no longer captured with private pixel cameras, but in Full HD and live on Twitch.
The same goes for streamer 63man, who played a game of tennis. In the match, he struck with a mighty punch and released the joycon, which crashed into his monitor with full force.
63man stared at his screen for a few seconds before aiming the camera at the damage. You can see the crash and the reaction in this Twitch clip:
Well-known Twitch streamer Northernlion has also recorded collateral damage while playing the sports game.
But he wasn’t playing tennis, he was playing volleyball and trying to get the ball back. However, he threw his joycon across the room trying to do so.
“I threw my controller into space, man. Did you see the controller fly?” he asked afterward, laughing. Northernlion then said he might have hurt himself by hand trying to grab the joycon.
See the incident here:
But not only have streamers accidentally recorded their live crashes, a reddit user also posted a photo in a post that has already received nearly 20,000 upvotes. “My first TV broke while playing Switch Sports,” user Equivalent_Actuary_6 captioned the reddit post:
What does the incident community say?
They find it funny and nostalgic. Many rave about the old days of 2006-2008 when many actively played Wii Sports and destroyed their monitors.
We have selected some suitable statements from reddit for you:
- Kellylc is nostalgic: “Dude, I feel like it’s 2007 again.”
- Mykeprime also says: “And it starts again.”
- tehnoodnub said, “It’s the content I was expecting”, to which Empty_Combinations_64 replied, “In short, it’s basically Wii Sports.”
- CRawr27 recalls: “I learned my lesson in the days of the Wii, but with a wall. I know better now…”
Many also point out that you should always strap the supplied Joycon straps around your wrist so that precisely such accidents do not occur. However, such bands already existed at the time of the Wiimote. Not much seems to have changed in 16 years.
Do you remember Wii Sports or do you even have a Nintendo Switch with the new sports game? Maybe you already have a monitor on your conscience? Write us your stories in the comments.
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