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.

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.

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

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:

Deconstruction Videos > Destruction Videos

I get so much more pleasure watching this than someone just smashing the product they bought.