Nintendo Switch Game Cartridges Taste Bitter

Thanks to our Admin Neekos for bringing this story to our attention.

The Nintendo Switch has finally arrived in stores and has seen the Japanese company ditch the discs and return to releasing games on cartridges. Whilst we are still to await the reviews and news in relation to how well received the console and its games are, one detail that has emerged is in relation to the taste of these proximity memory cards.

Taste you might ask, well some inquisitive creature out there has decided to chow down on one of the Switch Cartridges and after a few licks it appears these little plastic memory cards have a distinct taste.

It has been confirmed by a spokesperson for Nintendo that they have coated their cartridges with the same agent as anti-nail biting treatments in an attempt to prevent children from swallowing them, or putting them in their mouths.

A Nintendo spokesperson told gaming site Kotaku: “To avoid the possibility of accidental ingestion, keep the game card away from young children. A bittering agent (denatonium benzoate) has also been applied to the game card.” This bittering agent “is non-toxic”, it stresses.

Denatonium is one of the extremely bitter tasting chemicals used in anti-nail biting treatments, among other things and it seems that someone at Nintendo has been proactive in preventing someone from munching on their products, which seems to be not a bad idea.

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