After months of Nintendo building hype for its Switch console, it finally made its way to retail on March 3 with nearly two million units being distributed worldwide. Although Nintendo does offer a neon variant of the console that comes bundled with a Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy-Con controller, some might have wanted to take it a step further by purchasing a custom vinyl skin. According to the folks at dbrand, a company known for producing third party skins, are advising purchasers of Switch consoles to not apply a vinyl skin at this time.
In their testing and prototyping phase, they found that the Switch and Joy-Con controllers "saw minor indications of the outer coating beginning to peel off". An example of this issue can be seen in great detail in the image above. Since the Switch console dbrand had in their possession was a pre-release version, they double checked the issue by purchasing ten retail units and found that the problem was still consistent even in retail models.
For now, the company is stating that the console is not compatible with vinyl adhesive skins and will be refunding customers that committed to pre-ordered.