Why Nintendo is using this chemical?
It was later revealed that Nintendo has made use of denatonium benzoate intentionally in a bid to stop children from eating or swallowing the game cartridges. It should be noted that the denatonium is widely used in the antifreeze as well as rat poison which stops human from consuming it. Sometimes it is even applied to the nails of children to thwart them from biting it persistently.
One of the Nintendo spokesperson has released a statement wherein it was revealed that the company has done this in order to avoid the possibility of accidental ingestion. This will ensure that kids will stay from eating the game cartridges and still the card should be kept away from the young children. Secondly the denatonium benzoate is a bittering agent which is non toxic in nature so there is nothing to be worried about.
What makes Nintendo Switch unique?
The upcoming Nintendo Switch will be nothing like the rival consoles such as the PS4 and XboxOne because it will make use of small game cartridges instead of the discs. This will be Nintendo’s first home console in 20 years which will support game cartridge. Cartridge will be simply the size of postage thereby raising the caution of being swallowed by the children. Nintendo decision to make use of bittering agent on the game cartridge was designed to prevent this act but it has not stopped adult from licking it and spewing venom about it on the social media.
The reason why Nintendo has opted for game cartridge instead of the game discs which had become a norm in the modern gaming society is pretty simple. Nintendo is light weight and small and owing to its size opting for the game cartridge is a sensible choice. Nintendo Switch has the ability to switch between a ‘handheld gaming consoles’ to a ‘TV mode console’ with pretty ease. On Nintendo Switch games will lad relatively faster which isn’t the case with the disc based consoles which has a painfully lengthy install times.
Nintendo is gearing up to launch the Switch console on Friday at a price point of £279. So far reviews have been favorable and it has been appreciated for its innovative design and detachable controllers which makes game play experience refreshing and entertaining in every manner.