Do not use custom skins on your Nintendo Switch

Do not use custom skins on your Nintendo Switch

Do not use custom skins on your Nintendo Switch

Do not use custom skins on your Nintendo Switch

 
It has been discovered that custom skins for the Nintendo Switch can irreparably damage the console, with adhesives eating away at the surface of Nintendo's new console. 
 
This was discovered by the dbrand, a popular manufacturer of vinyl wrap skins for notebooks, consoles and other devices, who were testing their latest skins on Nintendo's new console. The group discovered that both Nintendo's Switch console and Joy-con controllers were incompatible with any vinyl wrap skins with an adhesive backing.  
 
When removing these skins the coating of the console peeled away, as well as parts of the console's warning labels and regulatory warnings.  

  

Do not use custom skins on your Nintendo Switch

 

After discovering this issue, dbrand has since cancelled all pre-orders for their Nintendo Switch vinyl skins and are in the process or refunding buyers.  The company also issued the below statement as a public service announcement. 

  

     We’re here to make a public service announcement that under no circumstances should you be buying a vinyl skin/wrap for your Nintendo Switch,

Both the Joy-Cons and the console are not compatible with vinyl wraps or any adhesive-backed skin of any kind.

 

Nintendo Switch owners should not purchase any adhesive backed vinyl wraps on their new console, as this will damage the console and will ruin its external aesthetic. 

 

You can join the discussion on the Nintendo Switch's incompatibility with vinyl wrap on the OC3D Forums.

 

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Most Recent Comments

06-03-2017, 02:01:09

Type-8
That picture makes it seem like it gives the consoles a pretty cool weathered look lolQuote

06-03-2017, 02:07:27

Shingara
damn, what are they made out of where adhesive can either tear it or eat away at it, cant really tell which its doing but does sorta make me think they are rather cheap and tacky. And as these are primerily hand helds and for kids, will they stand up to grubby hands ?Quote

06-03-2017, 17:03:18

oO_KoPiTe_Oo
oc3d doesn't have much good to say about nintendo's new console eh
im friggin loving the thingQuote

07-03-2017, 03:49:56

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by oO_KoPiTe_Oo View Post
oc3d doesn't have much good to say about nintendo's new console eh
im friggin loving the thing
Personally, I love the console and can't wait for it to be back in stock in my region, these articles are just to inform consumers of potential issues.

Right now the Switch looks like a great console and I am certainly looking forward to playing one myself.Quote

07-03-2017, 04:06:48

Greenback
with what games are out now, I'd not bother even getting it until at least next year just to see what games actually get released out of those promised. make sure it's not another Wii uQuote
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