A local father has sparked outrage in the community by stating he loves the sound the Switch’s friends list makes more than his newborn child.

Wilbur McIntosh, 39, posted on Facebook about how “the little woop-woo noise”, as he describes it, is more cute than his son Jacob, who was born just one week ago.

“I can’t help it, it’s so cute,” McIntosh wrote, “The way it goes wip-woo and then woop-woo… I often spend more time opening and closing my Switch’s friend list than I do playing any games, like Splatoon 2 or feeding Jason [sic]”.

His friends, and the public once his posts went viral, have been condemned and appreciated in equal measure.

One anonymous father claimed that loving console noises more than your child is “a real problem in society today, and I say good on Wilbur for speaking up about his difficulty. It was the GameBoy Advance ‘ting’ for me, and I spent six months forgetting I even had a daughter”.

“It’s disgusting,” says one mother of two, “I’d never choose between my kids, Xbox Launch Sound and PlayStation 1 Boot Noise. I love them both equally”.

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Joe is LPVG’s resident hardware nerd. If it’s overpriced and has gaudy RGB lighting, he’s probably drooling over it. He loves platformers, MMOs, RPGs, hack ‘n slashers and FPS, with his favourite games being Mirror’s Edge, Left 4 Dead, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Oblivion and Dead Space. Don’t ask him about his unhealthily large Monsters Inc memorabilia collection. Seriously, just don’t ask…