When Nintendo announced the new Switch OLED model earlier this week, fans were a little baffled. Many were expecting the much-rumoured "Pro" model with vastly improved specs, but instead we got basically the same thing, albeit with a brighter display. But perhaps even stranger than the new console is one hilarious detail from Nintendo's reveal video.
Naturally, the ad shows various beautiful people enjoying the Switch in all manner of aspirational settings (beside pools, in stunning kitchens, you get the idea). And then there's the man who decides to play Pokemon on a wooden bench in his hallway. If you don't fancy the couch, at least try one of the best office chairs, mate.
Now, we're not ones to judge anyone's gaming habits. But we are going to judge this man's. Is there nowhere else to play in his house? No seat more comfortable? No position less... angular? Does he have a living room? Is he allowed in there? If not, why not? What did he do? What was his crime?
Of course, Twitter is (as Twitter does) making its feelings known about Hallway Man. The scene has been branded 'absurd', 'bizarre' and every other synonym for 'downright weird' you can think of:
Obsessed with this man from the new Switch trailer. He gets home from work, sits down on the weird decorative bench in the front hallway of his Very Nice House, and is immediately on his Pokemon grind.This whole sequence is so surreal in, like, a cheery uncanny valley way. pic.twitter.com/P9MZI2DKP4July 6, 2021
The most absurd scenario in the Nintendo Switch OLED trailer was when a man walks into his home and just decides that the hallway is the best place for him to play Pokemon pic.twitter.com/Wbb8cV20zSJuly 6, 2021
One thing's for sure: this is a man who clearly isn't disappointed with the Nintendo Switch OLED Model. Unfortunately, there are plenty who are – from 4K output to a new chip, there are tons of rumoured "Pro" features that failed to make their way to the new Switch. But hey, we got a new plastic kickstand, so, swings and roundabouts.
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