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We’ve been here before. All throughout the last two decades on YouTube, you couldn’t escape similar face-cracking situations where players were seen throwing the Wii Remote Controller at their TVs while playing Wii Sports. There are entire montages of folks completely destroying their monitors, each time the pang of regret stinging a little more. It even happened during a segment on the Home Shopping Network back in October 2009, in which some dude went so hard when advertising the game and console that he straight-up wrecked the TV…on air. It was great.


Nintendo tried curtailing these accidents yet again by including wrist straps with the Joy-Cons, much like it did with the Wii Remote Controller. But I bet you’ve not seen yours since you first opened the box three years ago. I know I haven’t, and now TVs are once again getting harmed during play, an easily avoidable phenomenon if folks just tied them to their arms.

Despite the unfortunate incidents that will likely continue, Nintendo Switch Sports is seeing some success around the world. In particular, according to GamesIndustry.Biz, the game claimed the top spot on the UK boxed charts. It’s hilarious then that TVs are getting smashed just as sales figures are.

Nintendo made headlines recently after revelations about terrible working conditions for contractors and Joy-Con repair specialists were brought to light. So, now’s really not the time to be throwing these controllers at the wall.