One of the advantages of Nintendo Switch is that being a hybrid console, you can play with it both on your TV and anywhere thanks to its portable mode. Of course, when you turn it into a 178 cm long mastodon, another 76 cm high and 30 kilos in weight… You have it a bit complicated to use as a portable. Fortunately, that’s not its purpose. Michael Pick, known as ‘The Casual Engineer’, is a YouTube handyman who is used to making creations of all kinds. And, in this case, his creation is the world’s largest Nintendo Switch.
Now, it’s important to note up front that this is a fully functional console. Come on, both the machine and its giant Joy-Con controllers work as you would expect if you find yourself able to use it in such a way. Of course, the idea is to employ the machine itself as a TV for gaming. With a 4K TV as a “screen”, this giant Nintendo Switch allows you to connect a more regular-sized Joy-Con to play normally as if it were a TV with a connected console.
Because, at the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about. Most importantly, Pick didn’t create this console just for fun: it’s a charity project. After completing his work, this user donated the console to Saint Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, USA. Now, his young patients will not only be able to have a great time with games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and the like, but they will also be able to show off on the world’s largest Nintendo Switch console.
With media outlets, such as Bloomberg, talking about a Nintendo Switch Pro on the way for this year will we see a Nintendo Switch 4K in a few months, more manageable than this one? For the moment, Nintendo’s most recent generation is nearing 80 million consoles sold worldwide, pending the results of the last quarter.