The Nintendo Switch Clone Is Here, Meet the Nanica Smitch

Are you a fan of the Nintendo Switch? There’s a Nintendo Switch clone called the ” Nanica Smitch!” That name alone should strike fear in Nintendo as the rip-off consoles offer portability gaming with detachable remote controls, all while providing 800 available launch titles.

This rip-off console is no real threat (obviously) but is instead a hilarious attempt at trying to cash in on the success of the Nintendo Switch. The Smitch costs roughly $50 (assuming that $159,000 is in Colombian Peso) and features many similarities to the Nintendo Switch, including detachable remotes. If you ask me, its pretty sleazy as the packaging is designed to look like that of the official console it’s ripping off. Take a look at images of the packshot and device itself down below, listed by the retailer selling it.


Like many other console rip-offs, the Smitch is designed to play illegally obtained classic ROMs from the early to late ’90s. It offers the ability to take these games on the Go, much like the Switch, and even allows you to use the screen by itself as the controllers are detachable. It does, however, appear to lack the ability to connect to a television via HDMI. The full details on this rip-off can be found below.

Play without limits in this great retro console to another level.

Easy, to use simply connect the RCA cables to the TV and the power cable to the power or play portable mode.

With this product you can transport yourself to the 90’s when we played in the little machines or when we had our console.

• Rechargeable console.

• 5.5 “screen.

• 800 Games installed, Mario broos, bomberman, against, Double Dragon, Adventure Island and many more.

• Includes Audio and video cable, 4 AAA batteries for the controls, rechargeable battery for the screen, strap and power cable.

• Measures: 19.5cm Width * 10cm Height * 3cm Fund.

Here’s a video of it in action.

As of now, the console is only available in Colombia, though don’t be surprised if this eventually makes it’s way up to the states. We’d hate to see scammers try to pawn this off as an official Nintendo Switch to uneducated buyers, especially with the Holidays just right around the corner.  It certainly doesn’t help that the box art in nearly the same of that of the official Switch, and even features Mario on it. Let this post serve as a warning, please don’t buy this for your kids.

Source: Smitch Retailer via Twitter

James Lara

A gamer at heart, James has been working for MP1st for the last decade to do exactly what he loves, writing about video games and having fun doing it. Growing up in the 90's gaming has been in his DNA since the days of NES. One day he hopes to develop his own game.

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Wyman Dorey
Wyman Dorey
4 years ago

for $50, sure, why not!

Andrew
Andrew
4 years ago

“It does, however, appear to lack the ability to connect to a television.”
Then posts the item description:
“Easy, to use simply connect the RCA cables to the TV… Includes Audio and video cable”

This is why journalism is considered a joke nowadays. You have the information right there in your own article and still you get your facts wrong. Bravo.

mmarkster
mmarkster
Reply to  Andrew
4 years ago

Well in his defense, most TVs don’t have red, white, yellow connectors so he’s not wrong.

Paolo
Paolo
Reply to  mmarkster
4 years ago

The youtube video which shows it in action shows the device connected to a television, so regardless of input type I think the article could be updated to reflect this.

CaptainAmericasBeard
CaptainAmericasBeard
4 years ago

I actually want to buy this for the kids. The kids destroy everything and I would rather them break a $50 tablet instead of the $400CAD switch.

It plays retro games?! Awesome! I’d probably use it too.

The best part is, it will allow you to play more retro Nintendo games than the actual nintendo switch’s online service!

ddd
ddd
Reply to  CaptainAmericasBeard
3 years ago

ripoff retro games…

K MCC
K MCC
4 years ago

where do i buy this?!? this would have made an excellent joke on my brother in law. My whole family pitched in to buy him a switch for christmas. would have been hilarious if he opend this first.

Thomas Maher
Thomas Maher
4 years ago

This would be very fun to modify!

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