The Switch OS secretly says good night and good morning to itself


In addition to the hidden Golf game (that was akin to a good luck charm that should never been opened) and the secret controller message, Nintendo managed to sneak another adorable little reference into the Nintendo Switch’s hardware.

This one is arguably more deeply embedded than the rest, as the system OS kernel tells its power management controller “Oyasumi,” or, “good night,” before executing the sleep process. When the system wakes up, it says “Ohayo” to itself, or, good morning.

Nintendo really seemed to have a lot of fun making this system, and it shows.

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