Nintendo Switch Survives 1000 Foot Drop Test

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The Nintendo Switch has been put through an extreme durability test and has survived to tell the tale.

UnlockRiver used a drone to lift Nintendo’s portable console 1000 feet into the air, and then let it tumble back down to Earth.

While the Nintendo Switch console and right Joy-Con survived the impact, the angle that hit the ground at saw the left Joy-Con, unsurprisingly, break into pieces.

Compared to other electronics that the YouTube channel has dropped, Nintendo Switch was awarded a 9 out of 10 extreme durability score. The iPhone 7, for comparison, was awarded 4 out of 10 after the mobile’s screen was smashed on impact.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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