Nintendo offers a vague statement in regards to recent Joy-Con drift issues

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  1. SexySpai

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    your mom lol
    Translation: we don't care
     
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  2. nexusmtz

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    I read that statement to mean that they are aware of the reports in the media. They're acknowledging the recent media reports, not that there's actually a problem. They haven't published any numbers regarding the rate of joycon failures, so they know that the law firm doesn't currently have enough information to proceed. Of course, they already know if there has been an uptick in repairs, but they certainly didn't state that here.
     
  3. tech3475

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    I wonder if this will end up being their RROD?
     
  4. sup3rgh0st

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    This whole thread is people who either don't have drift and claiming they're "lucky", and people saying that Nintendo doesn't care. How many people here actually have joycon drift?
     
  5. mikefor20

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    I had the drift. Nintendo sent me a me joycon and all is good. Had replacement over a year now. I do play mostly with the Pro Controller so that might be why I don't have the issue but so far so good.
     
  6. Dartz150

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    I had it on my right joycon, and after struggling with many issues to send it back to Nintendo for a replacement, I had to buy a joystick replacement that cost me $4. It was easy to replace, and believe me, it feels even better than the one that came from factory. On the other side, is the same model that Nintendo uses, so it will drift eventually after some time, but it may be more than the first one since I bought a Pro controller (which was a HUGE improvement in comparison).
     
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  7. Techjunky90

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    My left analog has had drift since the day it came out of the box.
     
  8. 8BitWonder

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    I have it in my left joycon pretty bad.
    It was next to impossible to get some very precise moons in Mario Odyssey and it continues to be a pain in Bayonetta.
     
  9. Retroboy

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    SOME!!!

    Ive gone through 3 sets of these cheap fucking things.

    Nintendo strive on producing qualuty products and service.

    Why the fuck is it their customer relations told me i should email my complaint to their pr team when the shit console first came out and had issues with my first set of joycons.

    12 month later ive gone through 2 more.

    This is nintendo though and through cheap as chips with bullshit gimmick to rake in higher profits.

    Thats all they care about, recycle old shit, be cheap as possible, i mean look at its games. Nuff said.
     
  10. Xabring

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    And they have plenty of those, They should take the route Microsoft took with 360 and fix em ASAP!

    Indeed. because

    THIS

    we ALL hope so, even If I don't intend to get a lite.

    Then you must have been blessed with either, gentle hands or a THICKER than average......filmsy graphite layer
    watch this to know what Do i mean with that:
     
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  11. pasc

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    Thank god I don't care about the Switch.
    (And even if I did... my SN30 would rock it... but I'd rather use it for my SNES..)

    I'll ask, just out of curiousity: What exactly *is* "drift" ? (like "drifting away"?)
     
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  12. LiveLatios

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    why
    so, they still getting sued? because it seems like they're doing fuck-all to fix it
     
  13. Digs

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    America's heart, she's a beaut.
    I mean, I don't wanna brag. ;p
    Also, luck can only go so far. I'm surely not lucky enough to score four of Nintendo's finest made controllers near launch that work flawlessly over a couple years of almost daily use, some more than others.

    Edit// Though, that use has dwindled in the last year by nearly half after purchasing a SN30 Pro, my go to 2D platformer controller, and not a half bad 3D playformer controller when a pro controller isn't around / charged.
     
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  14. Jiehfeng

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    In the meantime why doesn't Nintendo release an update to allow deadzone adjustment? Personally I don't have this issue, but turning up the deadzone a bit should fix drifting if it's ever so slight.
     
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  15. Lazyboss

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    recent Joy-Con drift issues? Oh please this issues since day 1 and now they realise it after 2 years?
     
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  16. 8BitWonder

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    In my case (probably others too) the drift isn't slight.
    It will just max out to the left and stay there periodically before it slowly re-centers.
    (I've seen this in the calibration menu)
     
  17. GBADWB

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    from my sample of me and some of my friends and family who has a switch:

    Myself: Has drift, right joycon first ~May 2019, Left Joycon a month later. bought March 2018 so out of warranty
    Friend: ~2 months ago Bought march 2018
    Roomate: returned left joycon for repair, Bought April 2018
    Cousin: no problems, Bought October 2018
    Another Friend: no problems, bought March 2018
    Older Friend: presumably no problems, shortly after the launch shortage

    For scale, I generally don't treat my controllers bad, in fact my playtime with the switch is primarily exclusive rpgs. I play games harder on the stick like smash bros using my OG gamecube controller(which the one I have since 2003 still works) and adapter, and actually had a WiiU so most of the games that were ported to the Switch from the WiiU I played the original on.
     
  18. Jiehfeng

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    In that case it sounds pretty serious, most likely due to the small wiggle room of the analog stick. Guess a deadzone can't fix that.
     
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  19. Dartz150

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    The problem is that the drift is inconsistent, sometimes it wiggles the joy around or recenters randomly, and that cannot be fixed with a dead-zone calibration, and by the way, the switch already has that calibration option.
     
  20. Jiehfeng

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    I see, I didn't realize the calibration also included deadzone adjustment. My bad.
     
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