The upgraded OLED Nintendo Switch will not fix JoyCon drift

Editor’s take: To be frank, I used to be bitterly underwhelmed when Nintendo introduced its “upgraded” Swap. I am not even salty about it not having extra processing energy. What bugs me extra is that the primary points I’ve had with the Swap weren’t improved. Its unimaginable lack of storage is one, however I fastened that within the first week with a 512GB SD card. The extra annoying problem is controller drift, and fixing that problem appears to have been sidelined on the brand new, costlier mannequin.

Final week Nintendo quelled latest rumors when it announced an upgraded Swap. Sadly, the improve was not what most individuals have been anticipating. In reality, Nintendo advised that the brand new mannequin is basically the identical except for the OLED display screen. There are a number of areas the place the corporate might have made enhancements, however except for the display screen and a extra steady kickstand, it appears to have ignored different extra urgent issues just like the JoyCons.

JoyCon drift has been a central downside because the Swap’s launch 4 years in the past. The fault started manifesting inside a 12 months of launch. A number of lawsuits have ensued, and Nintendo felt obligated to offer free repairs no matter guarantee standing.

When requested about whether or not it had fastened the drifting by a number of publications, it solely responded with a ready assertion vaguely saying, “Pleasure-Con controller configuration and performance didn’t change with Nintendo Swap (OLED mannequin).”

The assertion implies that Nintendo didn’t repair the difficulty. The Verge notes that the official UK web site’s FAQ page extra explicitly says that the JoyCons that include the OLED mannequin are the identical because the common Swap. It is a disgrace {that a} well-known downside that has embroiled the corporate in authorized issues stays ignored when it had the proper alternative to appropriate the difficulty.

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