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Machinists carve Triforce into a Switch, sell it for nearly double the price

"Possibly the most durable console you can buy right now."

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it looks like as beautiful as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is, there are some who are more enamoured by a broken Switch with a Triforce carved into it. At least the only one of these in existence sold for nearly double the price of a working console.

The machinists at Waterjet Channel decided to commemorate the launch of the Nintendo Switch by destroying one in the name of art. More specifically, they made a video showing what it looks like when you use a 60,000 psi waterjet cutter to slice three symbolic triangles out of the new hardware.

From the eBay description: This item doesn't work as a video game console but is a terrific piece of art.Watch on YouTube

Amazingly, the console holds up for a comically long time as it literally gets a significant-sized hole cut out of it (the Triforce of strength, obviously). And that's what happens when you try to destroy a Switch. This bodes well for them bonking about in the wild. One of the machinists called the Switch "possibly the most durable console you can buy right now."

This non-functional piece of art ended up selling for $565 on eBay. Comparatively, a new Switch goes for $300 (granted this ruined one still comes with functional peripherals, like the Joy-Con controllers and dock), meaning the machinists turned quite the profit with this audacious experiment.