Nintendo Switch's game cartridges have been coated with a bitter tasting agent denatonium benzoate, to attempt anyone from accidentally ingesting them.
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The name "Nintendo Switch" was officially unveiled during a 3-minute "teaser trailer" first debuting the console on October 20th, 2016. Prior to the unveiling, the system went under the developmental code name "Nintendo NX".
Two of the first games confirmed to be in development for the Switch were Dragon Quest X and Dragon Quest XI, both confirmed by Square Enix in July of 2015.
The Switch used to have a special easter egg that let players play the NES version of Golf on July 11th by doing a special hand gesture. Fans saw this as a touching tribute to Satoru Iwata, one of Golf's original programmers, who passed away on July 11th, 2015. However, the 4.0.0 firmware update removed the ability to play Golf in this way, suggesting it might have been snuck into the code unsanctioned.
The Switch is Nintendo's first home console to have no region locking.
Similarly to the Wii, a large amount of critics and gamers initially laughed off the Nintendo Switch in the months between its announcement and release, due to it being on the heels of the massive commercial flop that was the Wii U. In addition, its controversial paid online system, return to cartridges, continued use of motion controls long after they fell out of favor, and near-last-minute reveal (being announced mere months before launch) earned considerable skepticism from those outside of Nintendo's core fanbase. However, come March 2017, it ended up being a smash success for Nintendo, selling out within a day and repeatedly suffering from the same stock shortages that hit the Wii and NES due to its demand being that unexpectedly high. By the end of the fiscal year, the Switch had become the fastest-selling game console of all time, beating out even the PS2's year one sales.
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