With the Christmas season and year-end shopping sales here, I’m sure many of you have enjoyed a shopping spree and possibly looking to do that again. If you’re looking for a good deal on the Nintendo Switch, beware of this bootleg / knockoff version known simply as the Nanica Smitch.
The Nanica Smitch, which is retailing for USD $50, looks like a poor man’s Nintendo Switch. It even has detachable controllers with a similar colour scheme as well as a picture of Mario on the box. It was first seen in Columbia but it may appear in more places soon enough.
According to Columbian ecommerce site Olx, the Nanica Smitch has over 800 games built-in. There is no need for game cartridges and the games are most likely ROMs of old NES games. Super Mario Bros, Double Dragon, and Bomberman are some of the games listed for the bootleg system.
The “Joy-Cons” are far thicker and cheaper-looking than the original one, and uses up to 4 AAA batteries. It doesn’t have a HDMI output however, as you’re expected to use RCA cables if you want to use it with a TV.
Given how Nintendo was in the past, such as with Soulja Boy’s game consoles, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them taking down the Nanica Smitch swiftly through legal means. They’ve already sued a number of ROM-hosting websites and is pursuing millions of dollars for trademark and copyright infringements.
If you know anyone who plans on getting a Nintendo Switch, just make sure they don’t end up with the Nanica Smitch bootleg / knockoff product. If a deal is too good to be true, there’s probably a catch somewhere.
Pokdepinion: Not gonna lie, the first thing I thought when I first saw the name was the Japanese word for “so what?” (Nani ga?).
Source : https://pokde.net/gaming/nintendo/switch/there-is-a-bootleg-nintendo-switch-up-for-sale-and-its-called-the-nanica-smitch/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss