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When the Nintendo Switch arrived, some wondered if the hybrid game console would fall flat because of its comparatively under-powered hardware (to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4). Instead, it sold like gangbusters, and continues to pull in consumers, because it's an excellent game system. Well, except for an annoying Joy-Con drift issue, for which Nintendo has issued an apology. We reviewed the Switch when it came out a little over three years ago, and from then until now, we have not experienced the issue ourselves. Others have, however, complaining that the Switch registers movements even when not holding the Joy-Con controllers. For those affected, it is certainly a frustrating phenomenon,... Read more...
Some Nintendo Switch owners have been having a hard time with their Joy-Con controllers due to an issue described as "controller drift." The drift phenomena is where the controllers sense movement, and make characters on-screen move, even when the analog sticks aren't being touched. A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Nintendo over the issue in America. Nintendo vowed this week to fix any Joy-Con drift issues free of charge, but reports indicate that Nintendo U.K. isn't playing ball. There has been no change in policy inside the U.K. when it comes to repairing Joy-Con controllers suffering from the drift issue. Reports from Switch users in the U.K. have included screenshots of chat... Read more...
Nintendo was hit with a class-action lawsuit recently that focuses on the issues that have surfaced with the Joy-Con controllers that some Switch gamers have suffered through since the console launched. Joy-Con drift is when the thumb sticks sense movement when they aren't actively being touched, making it difficult or impossible to play games on the console. Nintendo has now issued a statement that advises Switch gamers who are experiencing Joy-Con drift to visit its customer support website. Nintendo says that it takes great pride in creating quality products and that it is continually making improvements in its products. The gaming company says that it is aware of reports that some Joy-Con... Read more...
If you have a Nintendo Switch and have been afflicted with Joy-Con controller connectivity issues, help is on the way. We originally reported on the issue back in early March shortly after the Nintendo Switch launch, and it relates to a loss of connectivity with the left Joy-Con controller. At the time, Nintendo provided us with the following guidance: We have received some reports and are looking into them. As with all Nintendo video game systems, we will continue to monitor the performance of Nintendo Switch hardware and software, and make improvements when necessary. For help with any hardware or software related questions, visit https://support.nintendo.com. Now that Nintendo has had over... Read more...