Mar 28th, 2018

We’ve been hearing reports about third party docks bricking Nintendo Switch consoles and now Nintendo has finally commented on the situation.

The company told Kotaku that it recommends users only buy officially licensed Switch products, including docks.

But the company did not address the fact that some licensed docks from Nyko seem to be the problem.

Here’s Nintendo’s official statement:

“Unlicensed products and accessories do not undergo Nintendo’s testing and evaluation process. They might not work at all with our game systems, and they could have compatibility problems with certain games, the Nintendo Switch system itself, and other licensed accessories and peripherals.”

Third party accessory maker Nyko also commented on the situation, blaming the most recent firmware update (5.0.0):

“We are aware of the issue some Portable Docking Kit owners are facing after updating the firmware on their Nintendo Switch to version 5.0. Though further testing is still required to determine the exact root cause of the problem, we believe it is related to the way the Switch handles AV output for an external TV/monitor while the console is docked on the Portable Docking Kit.”

Have you experienced any problems with your Switch dock? Let us know in the comments section below.

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