Japanese Gamers Surprised To Find Their Nintendo Switch Working During Power Outages

This week has been a really rough week in Japan – the Kansai region was battered by Typhoon Jebi, while Hokkaido was wrecked by a powerful earthquake that knocked out power in the entire island.

It was only during times like these when Japanese users were reminded about the power of Nintendo Switch – to be able to play even after power goes out. Some were even surprised to see their save data in tact!

Here are some tweets from surprised gamers:

“Wow, I have never thought I’d be saved by (Nintendo Switch) at such a time…”

“The ability to play Nintendo Switch even after the power has been knocked out is amazing. Thank you Nintendo!”

“Switch is amazing. I’m still able to play Mario Tennis Aces even during a power outage.”

伏虎地区って和歌山市の中でも特に平和なんやけど今回マジやべぇな

“I was watching a movie when the electricity went out, so I just started playing my Nintendo Switch in Handheld Mode. It’s really useful.”

オール電化の家の停電中は
明かりがつかない。
テレビも見れない。
Wi-Fiが繋がらない。
冷蔵庫が使えない。
エアコンが効かない。
お湯が出ないけど水は出る。
カセットコンロが活躍する。
トイレはウォシュレットが使えない。

“In my all-electric home which is currently out of power,

I can’t connect to Wi-Fi.

I have to use the portable stove.

I can’t use the toilet’s bidet.

But the ability to play the Nintendo Switch in a power outage is incredible.”

“I can’t use everything, but I can only play my Nintendo Switch..”

台風の中暇でゲーム(switch)する

停電だ!

ああああデータが…F◯CK!

携帯モード(内部電源)に切り替わり

りその 任天堂への評価が 5あがった!

“Playing my Nintendo Switch during a typhoon.

Oh no my save data… F*CK!

Swaps from TV Mode to Handheld Mode

停電したらまず
①3DSの充電があるか確認。あればプレイ
②なくなったらSwitchをプレイ
③ノートPCを開き音楽鑑賞(消費電力を抑える)
④スマホの充電がなくなったら死を覚悟
このことを頭に入れておこう

“When a power outage occurs..

  1. Check whether the 3DS still has any battery. If there is, I’ll play it.
  2. Once the 3DS dies, I’ll play my Switch.
  3. Appreciate the boot up sound of my laptop
  4. Prepare to die when my smartphone battery runs out
  5. I’m going to remember this.”

Switchを買う時にプレステ4にするかSwitchにするか迷ってSwitchにしたのですが、今回の停電でSwitchは充電式だったので子供達が停電中でも憂鬱な気持ちを吹っ飛ばせた事をここにご報告いたします。

“When I first bought my Nintendo Switch I did not know whether I should play my PS4 or my Nintendo Switch. But I’m able to report now that the power has run out, the Switch is able to wipe the sad faces off the children instantly.”

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