Hardware teardown videos have become so popular that companies like Microsoft and Sony are now creating official videos or taking a closer look at them in a controlled environment. It appears to be an attempt to reduce the number of people doing this with their own system or posting similar videos online.
The latest to join this trend is PC gaming giant Valve – with an official teardown of its new handheld device, the Steam Deck. It reveals the many components – including a removable thumbstick and SSD, while being highly recommended for users not this with their own models. It also states that consumers have “every right to open it” and do what they want.
We wonder why Nintendo hasn’t done something like this before. Even before the release of the new switch OLED model, unofficial teardown videos appeared on the Internet – and this should remain so after the release of the new system. If anything, it seems that Nintendo’s attempts to stop people from opening its devices are only encouraging them.
Valve was commended for taking a look at the internals of its new handheld gaming device before it was released. Do you think Nintendo should have done something like this with the Switch OLED? Would you like to see official teardown videos in the future? Tell us below.