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referring to Do not try this at home,” Gerstmann tweeted last week ahead of Friday’s worldwide Nintendo Switch release.
“A bittering agent (Denatonium Benzoate) has also been applied to the game card,” a Nintendo spokesperson told the website Polygon.
But why do the cartridges taste so awful?
Nintendo does not want anyone to put the gaming system’s tiny cartridges in their mouths and reportedly taken measures to prevent that from happening.
Jeff Gerstmann, the co-founder of the video game blog Giant Bomb, tweeted that he put one of the cartridges in his mouth and regretted the move instantly.
referring to This is a public service announcement: The cartridges of the new Nintendo Switch taste awful, so do not try this at home.
— Jeff Gerstmann (@jeffgerstmann) February 25, 2017I can confirm right now putting a Switch cart in my mouth made me want to gag.
Turns out Nintendo Switch cartridges do taste awful pic.twitter.com/r5n1Jh44J4 — Ben Skipper (@bskipper27) March 1, 2017I put that Switch cart in my mouth and I’m not sure what those things are made of but I can still taste it.
The verdict:Apparently Nintendo made the Switch cartridges taste bad so kids won’t eat them (need to confirm) but I just licked one and IT’S SO GROSS — Mike Murphy (@mcwm) March 1, 2017For science!
The Japanese gaming giant made the tiny cartridges of the just-launched console taste bitter so kids would not swallow them.
Nintendo Switch game cartridges taste offensively bad, trust us (update)
referring to We’ve reached out to Nintendo to ask why Switch cartridges taste so bad, and we’ll update this article with any information we receive.
We did our own testing, and can confirm Gerstmann’s instant analysis and advice: DO NOT put Nintendo Switch game cards in your mouth.
Over the past week, reviewers at various outlets have been gamely putting Switch cartridges in their mouths in the name of science and journalism.
The Nintendo Switch is designed to be portable, so it doesn’t have a disc drive.
But there’s something different about Switch cartridges: They taste awful.