Ever wondered what it would be like to play a gigantic Nintendo Switch? Well, so did Michael "The Casual Engineer" Pick, so he decided to build a fully-functioning one.
All of the buttons work and it's even powered by a regular size Switch and Joy-Con - which can be easily replaced if necessary. Along with this is a 4K display.
In the above video, Michael goes into the specifics about how exactly he went about all of this. The 3D buttons on it were printed, for example. All up, this gigantic Switch is 30" x 70", weighs 29.48 KG (65 LBS), and is apparently 650% bigger than the standard unit.
It's all for a good cause as well - with Michael donating it to Saint Jude's children's hospital. Great job, Michael. Now, who's ready for a round of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on this?
[source youtube.com, via reddit.com]
Wow, so Switch Pro does exist after all.
Subscribe to Nintendo Life on Youtube, but the video is on another YouTube channel. No wonder you guys have so many subscribers xD
Wow, Nintendo Switch Ultra XXXL ! 😲😆
Nintendo Switch for Goliath ??
OMG but the ZL/ZR Buttons are not an exact replica!
I demand a refund!!
But will it fit in my pocket?
Is the Switch really so easy to lose?
How long before his wooden Joy-Con begin to experience drift?
This my friends is what we call, A PRO GAMER MOVE
Great job. I love it.
Anyone know what frame rate it runs Zelda at?
This beast boasts twice-upscaled semi-HD visuals, XXXL Joy-Con drift, a battery lasting a maximum of 14 seconds when fully charged, and features Nintendo's award-winning absence of in-built voice chat.
This lap-crushing abomination is all yours for just $14,999.99.*
*Surgery to repair and/or replace your bones not included.
Also, no touch-screen support?! No sale!
Wow, the Incredible Hulk finally got his own switch.
@SigourneyBeaver Ikr. The ds and 3ds were easy to lose, but switch?
You can clean out the joycons with a leaf blower if you experience any drift
Love the part were he opens the huge joycon to reveal a regular sized joycon taped inside
Will it have joy-con drift?
But are the joycons detachable?
@TheLightSpirit actually Animal Crossing: New Horizons plays in 4k
Time to play 900p resolution on a huge screen
what the point of making the largest Switch?if you can't play it.
at least a giant can play this Switch.
See 2:43 on the vid- the failure process should still apply , -likely more slowly for obvious reasons- but still your comment is so funny! Sad he didn’t rip out the joy stick and solder direct to the board...
[1 ] Uhg.basic life cycle engineering.
Super cool article. Glad to see.
Biggest!? Ehh. I’ve seen bigger
But lol right- boys like having the biggest one for some reason... reviewing the literature... oh.. nvm
Hmmm... No touch screen, joy-cons can't be detached, ZR/ZL buttons are inaccurate and I'm positive it's lacking Amiibo and HD rumble support. Also, and it's close, but I think this may be even harder to play than the original Xbox due to the excessive size.
I give this attempt a 3/10.
I am not sure it can fit into my backpack now
I want this as a coffee table, just so I can play all those digital board games properly!
Not impressed. Where's the jumbo sized dock so that you can play it on a portable TV?
Well if you want a Switch Pro with 4K it'll be a bit heavier of course. And this thing will dock like a pro too.
Where's the affiliate link to "buy it now"
whats next, a giant dock?
But can it play Crysis?
Said it before, say it again.
Leave it to the fans.
If Nintendo refuses to do it, we will.
Fans know what they want. Nintendo knows what fans want. But fans must go out of their way and do it themselves.
Then Nintendo will whine and complain, dcmu or whatever strike and then proceed to ignore again.
@TheLightSpirit it wasn't it was on an actual Switch console
Eh, don't much care for it, screen is too small, it's not 8K or 120fps.
@A_Infamous_Ric Those are my exact thoughts!
multiplayer gaming has finally reached next level
For all those people who say a bigger handheld is always better...
I will wait for the inevitable Zelda Limited Edition version.
4k screen seems a little overkill when recent releases can't even hit a basic HD benchmark
@Mr-Fuggles777 I think it was just a really cool TV frame for a children's hospital gaming TV.
@JayJ it is, I'm just an old grump
Are the Joy-Cons made outta driftwood?
@TheLightSpirit I'm not wrong I actually tested it on my own Switch and it's 4k lol
Is it 650 times bigger or 650% bigger? 650% is only 6 1/2 times bigger, whereas 650 times bigger would be 65,000% larger.
@Andy_Witmyer Sure it'll fit, you just have to have pockets like an Animal Crossing character.
Now you gotta dock it in a bigger TV!! i'm guessing movie screen?
Can it still be considered "fully functional" if it doesn't have touch screen support?
But where's the giant cartridge slot?
now I can play it on a Sony Watchman.
Did he build a dock as well? :V
Alot of people use the diagonal to calculate size. So a 42" screen is about 650% or 6.5 times bigger. So that's likely where they came up with the calculation.
A more accurate way to calculate size difference would be screen area. The screen area of a 42" would be about 752 sq inches versus the Switch's about 16 sq inches. This would lead to the built screen being about 46 times larger or 4600% larger. A screen with 650 times more area would have to be about 160". It's clearly not that big as the screen would be taller than the individual posing.
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