With many of us stuck at home with nothing to do, it’s no surprise that there’s been an increase in gaming activities.
Sales for the Nintendo Switch skyrocketed worldwide, with the company selling 5.68 million units between March and June 2020. This is in comparison to the 2.13 million units sold during the same quarter back in 2019.
That’s a whopping increase of 166.6 percent!
And recently, the soon-to-be-released Playstation 5 from Sony has been garnering excitement, to the point where the company decided to bump up its production to more than 10 million units.
But with the increase in gamers, comes an increase in rage quitting.
In case you don’t know, ‘rage quitting’ in gaming refers to the act of angrily exiting a game. Often times, a keyboard might get smashed or a game controller would get thrown in frustration.
If you search on YouTube, there are plenty of rage quit compilations.
So one Japanese gamer came up with the brilliant idea to combat these bouts of rage.
— たけのこ (@finaltakenoko) September 24, 2020
That’s right. Twitter user @finaltakenoko taped a small note to his Nintendo Switch Pro Controller with the price written down: 6,980 Yen (US$69).
So the next time he feels the urge to smash his controller, it might remind him of how buying a replacement would be so much more expensive than just putting the controller down and taking a step outside for some fresh air.
Unfortunately, the tip came too late for some other Japanese gamers.
— TSFさん (@TSF16237913) September 25, 2020
— ラクダまるでした (@rakudanowsub) September 26, 2020
— ヒトデ𓆏 (@kukukukurione) September 25, 2020
— うい (@uii__9029) September 25, 2020
Press F in the chat for these guys.
Hopefully with @finaltakenoko’s tip, they’ll be able to save their future controllers from the same fate.