Nintendo revealed a new Switch model this week that adds an OLED display, improved speakers, and an improved kickstand. However, It seems that the adapter’s OLED prototype will not solve the problems of the Joy-Con They’ve been coming for years, and frustratingly, Nintendo hasn’t even confirmed that it has the solution in the new model.
Nintendo Switch owners have reported Joy-Con problems for years, and the problem is serious enough to be the subject of numerous lawsuits, even though Nintendo says it will repair the Joy-Con for free, even if it doesn’t. Is there a guarantee.
They were expected to fix the problems with the new Switch model, or at least it would have been the right thing to do. But it seems that Nintendo did not take the opportunity to do so.
In a statement provided by Nintendo to Wired, Polygon, GameSpot and The Verge, the company said that The configuration and function of the Joy-Con has not changed with the new Nintendo Switch model.. But we didn’t ask about “setup” or “functionality” because it was pretty clear from Nintendo’s announcement that the Joy-Con would be the same. They asked again about drift, which is a matter of reliability. And when they asked the question more clearly, they made the same statement.
Reliability problems, no configuration or function
The frequently asked question on the company’s UK website is even more straightforward: “The Joy-Con included with the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) is the same as the controllers currently available.”
Nintendo’s statement acknowledges that there are problems with the Joy-Con “We are aware of reports that some Joy-Con has not responded properly,” Nintendo said, but simply suggested that customers visit their support site to discuss any issues or request a warranty.
“We apologize for any inconvenience consumers” had over Joy-Con issues at an investor question and answer session last year, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said, but added, “I have no information. To share the specific actions we have taken” to fix the issues, this was due to a class action lawsuit in United State.
Until someone can unlock the Joy-Cons included with the new Switch, we won’t know for sure if there are solutions. But based on what Nintendo said, it looks like it’s going to be a resounding NO.
While the OLED switch may not be the “pro” upgrade we were hoping for, the improvements still make a huge difference. But if you decide to buy the $350 console when it launches on October 8, you might want to mentally prepare for the possibility that the Joy-Cons will end the drift problem one day.
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