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Have you noticed this difference in Switch game cards?

If you own a decent amount of Switch game cards, you might have noticed a difference in some of them. Some game cards have a green backing on them, while others are black. What's the deal with the change? While we don't have official word from Nintendo, a few people are saying that some game cards have a chip on a printed circuit board, while others are just the chip. No word on why Nintendo did this, but you can tell a difference between the two without even looking. One type of game card will rattle when you shake it, while the other won't!

Categories: Consoles
Tags: switch

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But the REALLY important question is, do they taste different?

Now I know that my cards arr not broken

If you mean the rattling cards, you find this even in the DS-Generation. Even a lot of 3DS games rattle if you shake them while not so loose compared to the Switch ones.

I guess the only one where I noticed it was Bomberman. Very interesting.

Well, that might be it, then. I imagine the rattle, while innofensive, could get in the nerves of some users, or perhaps Nintendo got one too many messages about worried consumers thinking they got something defective and they decided to change the design for that very reason.

But it would be nice if you could guess the size of the card with how it looks.

Sat Jan 27 18 07:03pm
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I think the difference is first party and third party..

Edit: I take that back. Of the games I have:

Green PCB: (bold: Nintendo games)
Rayman Legends
Binding of Isaac+
Splatoon 2
Ultra Street Fighter 2
Cave Story+
Syberia
ARMS

Black / no PCB: (italic, non-Nintendo games)
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild
Mario Kart 8
Super Mario Odyssey
Skylanders
Lego City Undercover
Skyrim
Resident Evil Revelations Collection
DragonBall Xenoverse 2

I did notice that all black PCB / no PCB games are 16GB games. Where the others are 8GB or less.
Maybe the 8GB and 4GB chips are too small so Nintendo needed to add a PCB to the gamecart.

I did notice that all black PCB / no PCB games are 16GB games. Where the others are 8GB or less.
Maybe the 8GB and 4GB chips are too small so Nintendo needed to add a PCB to the gamecart.
That's a very strong observation and conclusion. I am very willing to believe this. Kudos

No, but I did notice that Nintendo changed their mind about letting publishers put a nice title logo on the spine of Switch games, as only the first print of Has Been Heroes, Bomberman and a few others actually deviate from the boring white ariel font...

MADDENING!!!

I actually prefer the basic font, as it's consistent. Though I suppose if every game had a unique design that would work too.

I just checked my digital copies and couldn't see a difference.

But the REALLY important question is, do they taste different?

socar
Sat Jan 27 18 11:31pm
Rating: 1

This is similar to the DS carts back then except that the ones that don't have the green on them are considered as fakes.

Ok...having said that, I'm paranoid as to whether or not we'll end up getting fake carts for the Switch!

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