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Nintendo Switch Game Cartridges Taste Revolting, While Packaging Is a Waste Of Space And Plastic


In an extreme desire to know everything about the Nintendo Switch, and that meant 'everything,' an interesting yet distasteful discovery was made, they taste awful.

It is not clear why anyone would put a Nintendo game cartridge in his or her mouth, but it is quite certain that someone did, hence the discovery. According to reports, game journalist Jeff Gerstmann brought out the subject of Nintendo Switch game cartridges having a bad taste.

Apparently, in the course of exploring everything about the Nintendo Switch, he stuck one of the cartridges in his mouth, according to Kotaku. To test this statement, Kotaku's Snacktaku editor Mike Fahey decided to find out for himself and found that Gerstmann's statement is true.

According to Eurogamer, A Nintendo spokesperson has already confirmed that the bitter tasting Nintendo Switch cartridges are very real and quite deliberate. The reasoning behind it, according to the game tech giant, is to avoid possible ingestion of the tiny cartridges by young children. Apparently, the cartridges are deliberately coated with a non-toxic bittering agent Denatonium Benzoate.

Meanwhile, with the availability of the Nintendo Switch, also comes the availability of physical game cartridges players use to play games on their new devices. One noticeable feature these game cartridges have is that there is a lot of space and a lot of plastic.

Ars Technica reported that the actual Nintendo Switch Cartridge takes up only 1 percent of the total space in its retail box. It would be understandable from a marketing standpoint to make the products stand out and if the product itself has instruction booklets or supporting materials.

Unfortunately, most games do not have them, except maybe for "The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth" which is said will come with a 20-page booklet when it ships. However, this might not be an issue for a serious collector who would keep the original packaging neatly stacked and arranged.

Nintendo is not the only company that does this, however. On the bright side, it has been reported that Nintendo's packaging uses fully recyclable plastic No. 5.

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