YouTubers Are Destroying Their Nintendo Switch So You Don't Have To

7 March 2017, 12:29 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:25

We the Unicorns

By Charleyy Hodson

This is too heartbreaking to watch.

The Nintendo Switch is the newest gaming console to have hit the market and it seems to be taking over the world. With games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild being praised as one of the greatest video games of all time, is there any way YouTubers could continue to reflect the incredible technological invention of the Switch?! There is, and it involves bludgeoning it with hammers.

Channels solely dedicated to smashing brand new tech into 10 bajillion pieces isn't a new thing for YouTube, but there's something so painful and downright personal about watching YouTubers smash apart the new Nintendo Switch. Clocking in at nearly Ł300 for the console alone and then even more money if you want to play any games/have any additional features, the sheer agony of watching people destroy something you want so badly is actually breaking our hearts.

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Unfortunately for us all, we've rounded up five videos guilty of murdering the Switch console in means that can only be described as "totally unnecessary". Take a look if you dare, but don't say we haven't warned you. I could have cared after that Switch like it was my own child... it didn't deserve this fate...


This first video sees a bearded fellow getting straight to work on his Nintendo Switch by beating its screen with a hammer with 72% too much pleasure.


This video asks how many 5 foot drops the Switch can survive before it's rendered useless. Whoever wanted this question answered needs talking to.


This durability test may have a luxurious ASMR voiceover... but watching a man hold up a lighter to Link's beautiful blonde hair is offensive.


If you don't have a hammer to hand, but happen to own a 60,000 PSI Waterjet, why not blast your brand new gaming console with it and film what happens?!


And finally, here's another durability test to see how the Switch reacts to hammers, knives and scratches. SPOILER: It doesn't do it well.


Let us know in the comments below how these videos make you feel and whether you enjoy watching people destroy expensive technology for fun, or if it hurts your soul.