According to reddit user _NSR, their Switch is warping on the right side, rather cleanly I might add. However some things do not add up. Having read through the comments it’s implied that the console hasn’t left the dock and the person and their significant other has been playing the game system a lot. I have checked mine, aside from the cheap screen protector I put on it bubbling up again (that’s heat related with a hint of me not putting the protector on right), I have not seen any warping. If anything this is either a manufacturing variation or an elaborate hoax, I’m more so leaning towards the former.
What could be causing this? There is quite a few factors that can go in to something bending or warping. Having worked on people’s iPads, iPhones and computers in my day-to-day I have noticed that people can be particularly rough with their electronics. So the big thing, heat. The heat of the console could be too much, but the ABS plastic housing of the console shouldn’t warp unless a lot of heat is applied. The RF shield and LCD can also warp and contort thin plastics. if they are purposely bent. The battery could also be bulging, another common problem in the mobile age. Below are the images i’m questioning.
Here’s a close up of the problem. The main issue I have with this being legit. The angles are too far off and exact. On top of that, the cover for games wouldn’t be warped because it’s a separate part
This is something else I have noticed. A bulge in the plastic over the battery. Which implies a battery problem. When batteries expand they cause pressures on other parts of the case.
I can’t say for sure that this isn’t a problem. Especially with the claim that Switch docks are scratching Switches too. However my professional opinion is that there has been likely more than one case of people being overly rough with their Switch and they are trying to pass the blame off to Nintendo.