Nintendo Offers Solution To Joy-con Drift
What’s Wrong With My Switch? Nintendo Offers Solution To ‘Joy-con Drift’
The Nintendo Switch has taken over the world, becoming a favorite of many. Three years into its first release,no controversy dogged the device. That is until now. Many users are finding issues with the Switch’s hardware, the removable joystick. According to them, it causes an issue that many are calling the ‘joy-con drift’. This problem is headlining the gaming world – and many videos and blog articles have touched on the issue at hand. So, let’s talk about it.
What Is The Issue At Hand?
The users of the Switch have reported that the removable controllers have been ‘acting on their own’. Specifically, many of them reported that the joystick tended to drift in a specific direction. With that said, the majority of users state that it happens to move toward the left side only. This sounds incredibly inconvenient. Imagine if this constantly kept happening to you mid-game. You’d end up feeling like throwing the device away. Not good!
This random movement is ultimately registered by the devices’ software, causing the character in the game you’re playing to move. This is obviously quite weird and as you can guess, certainly ruins the gaming experience.
Unfortunately, we are all left in the dark as to why this is happening. Nintendo has not released a statement yet, nor have they provided a solution to enable angry users to handle this issue on their own when it comes up.
As Nintendo intends to keep silent on what the fault is, many seem to think that it is caused by dust or dirt getting into the device, ultimately resulting in its rather ghostly movements. Now, Nintendo is not giving up. They’re ready to do something about the issue.
But before we see how Nintendo is intending to fix this, let’s see what a representative working at the company said: “At Nintendo, we take great pride in creating quality products and we are continuously making improvements to them. We are aware of recent reports that some Joy-Con controllers are not responding correctly. We want our consumers to have fun with Nintendo Switch, and if anything falls short of this goal we always encourage them to visit http://support.nintendo.com so we can help.”
So, how are they helping? Well, the company is being very generous, as they are offering a quick fix for anyone who complains of the problem. By calling Nintendo’s support team, users can get completely free repairs for the device. This is great as the situation was getting quite heated. If you’re wondering how bad, victims of the joy-con drift banded together against Nintendo, filing a lawsuit for ‘selling Switches that were known to be broken’. News of this gained immense traction on social media and on forums amongst fellow gamers, so much so that it was made headlines across the world!
If you think about it, the company may have only been this helpful due to the hugely negative attention they were receiving. Frankly, we will never know if that’s the case.
Ultimately, if you’re a victim of this hardware disaster, you now know what to do. And, if you’ve experienced this issue but already paid for repairs, don’t feel bad! Nintendo has reported that they’ll pay for the expenses of the repair.