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YouTuber Drops Switch From 1,000 Feet With A Drone To See If It Will Survive

by Kyle Hilliard on May 31, 2017 at 08:52 PM

Nintendo hardware, especially its handhelds, are known to be tough. Game Boys have survived bombings, and the original model DS was designed from the start to survive a fall from chest height (Nintendo assumed people would drop their DS while placing the handheld in their breast pocket). YouTube channel UnlockRiver.com decided to take things a little further, or more appropriately, a lot further, by flying their Switch 1,000 feet into the air and dropping it. I won't spoil the ending, but it's worth seeing what happens.

At the beginning of the video, the host expresses fear at dropping his Switch from the sky as he has put some time into Zelda. You know what would alleviate that fear? The ability to transfer or back up save files!

[Source: UnlockRiver.com on YouTube via NeoGAF]