The Nintendo Switch hits store shelves in barely a couple of hours after this article goes live, and if you’ve been paying attention to the industry news than you’ve surely seen the latest distraction that everyone is talking about: How does the cartridge taste? As it turns out, Nintendo actively coats their Switch cartridges with a bittering agent to stop kids from putting the cartridges in their mouths and risk swallowing them. Since the console is not readily available, the effect will have to be seen.
While the bittering agent may have been intended to stop children from putting the cartridges in their mouth, the spread of its news seems to have only encouraged adults to give the carts a taste of their own. Search for Switch Cartridge Taste on Google and you’ll find tons of websites with adults giving their testimony on how the cartridges taste awful, extremely bitter, and just overall unpleasant. So far nobody has attempted to test the Switch cartridge durability when passed through the entire digestive process, but that is likely only a matter of time.