Over the last couple of days it have been reported by users of NeoGAF, Reddit and confirmed by tech blogger Technobuffalo that the Nintendo Switch may be suffering with a fault where the unit is forming a slight bend.

While at first is seemed these bend were only being formed in units predominantly used in dock mode, It appears that this is not the case.

NeoGaf user “_NSR” posted the following pic stating that his Nintendo Switch started bending/warping after playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for 40-50 hours while in docked mode.


While another NeoGAF user “Jokir” also stated his Switch is primarily used in dock mode is also suffering from this fate:


Confirmed by Technobuffalo as follows with his own Switch:


This initially looked to be purely an issue for those who play in docked mode , until twitter users started to point out that Switch consoles being used only as a portable device are also having this issue:

This does seem to only be in a select few cases however it’s going to be interesting to see if this is in fact a design fault, and also whether Nintendo will ignore the issue or claim it to be not an issue at all.