A new gaming console named Nanica Smitch is attempting to capitalize on Nintendo Switch‘s success with an almost identical design, name and logo. The replica is currently being sold on a Colombian online store for approximately $50 USD.
The Nanica Smitch features detachable controllers and can be hooked up to a TV just like the Switch, however the Smitch comes pre-programmed with 800 games instead of requiring separate game cartridges. One would think this would be an advantage over the Switch, but the Smitch’s games appear to be fake – likely unlicensed versions of Nintendo games. In the video below, someone using the Smitch can be seen playing a retro-style game.
The Smitch’s box is complete with a logo very similar to the one on the Switch box, along with a picture of Mario. The console’s controllers require four AAA batteries and RCA cables to connect to a TV.
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While the two consoles are obviously very different to those familiar with the Nintendo Switch, the differences might not be as obvious to unaware shoppers, say grandparents shopping for holiday gifts. For those looking to try out 800 new games or to purchase a prank gift, the Nanica Smitch is currently available online.
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