Nintendo Switch Lite - Joycon Drift

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  1. Jiehfeng
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    By that, it's safe to assume nothing regarding the analogue sticks have changed, therefore there will still be drift issues with this system. There's free repairs yes, but not if you live in those countries that the world revolves around. /s
    If it is fixed, you bet they'd claim proudly as so.

    Other notable differences as the video suggests is that it doesn't have auto brightness, and the surface is more rough in comparison which means less of those fingerprint marks on the back.
     
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    To put it bluntly, that sucks...

    I was hoping for a miracle, but the hardware was probably long finished before they even started to take the drifting issues seriously.
    I have a feeling that my Lite will fail two to three months after the warranty expires, it's always been like that.
     
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    Though it's just an issue with the sticks. Can't they have just made a slightly bigger analogue stick or analogue stick design?
     
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    I doubt it. Doing so would be just like admitting that all the previous units were defective, Nintendo would never do that.
     
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    Yet they are giving a free service to repair joycon drift. Free. They indirectly admitted it, and they know the hate they're getting regardless. Claiming so if it is fixed would be in their best interests, or at least something that very much sounds like it.
     
  6. Reynardine

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    The could have. The could've also made the buttons slightly bigger to make them more comfortable to use, but they didn't.

    I wonder how they are going to handle the situation when the drifting starts to happen with first batch of the new Lite consoles. In Europe they don't offer any free repairs atm, it seems to be US only.

    When I first used one I was surprised how much more comfortable the Wii U gamepad feels than the Switch Joy-Con. It's mostly because of the bigger buttons, I think.
     
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    Yeah but on the other hand they're aiming at making a small system that can be considered a handheld only system. But still, there must be a solution. Look at the Vita for example.
     
  8. Reynardine

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    That's true, the analogue sticks of the Vita are rather small, but they are perfectly durable. My Vita is still working fine, my Mario Odyssey bundle Joy-Con is already dead.

    The Switch has the least durable analogue sticks since the original N64 controller from what I have seen so far.

    I love handheld gaming and I'm super excited for the Switch Lite, but this is something to worry about.
     
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    Which is why the Vita's analogue sticks are a perfect example of why the small size of the Switch analogue sticks is not the issue, it's just the design.
     
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