The Nintendo Switch, Gutted For Your Entertainment

While some take perverse pleasure from the external destruction of a new console, others may like to see a Nintendo Switch slowly disassembled, each component plucked painfully and deliberately from its casing until the Switch tells its captors where it’s hidden the microfilm.

This video/teardown report by iFixit is intended as an educational video, helping people know which tools to use where in case they ever want to try fixing their Switch themselves.

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But really, it’s just so we can all look inside the console and think, wow, Nintendo really did cram a lotta stuff in real tight to get this thing working. And it’s fun seeing it all pulled out again.

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Luke Plunkett

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.