Nintendo of America have released a statement outlining the reason behind some of the Joy-Con syncing issues some players have been having, fortunately I’m not one of them and it seems it is a very small section of Switch users that have experienced this.
Yes, those funky little Joy-Cons have had a little hiccup since the Switch’s launch just over two weeks ago. Some gamers left Joy Con’s were disconnecting and not syncing whilst playing, as you can probably imagine it can’t be easy trying to fight your way past a Lynel in Breath of the Wild when suddenly your controller stops working!
Previously Nintendo had said it’s a very minor issue, now they’ve gone on record to give a full statement on what the problem was. It turns out it was a manufacturing fault, here’s the statement they released:
“There is no design issue with the Joy-Con controllers, and no widespread proactive repair or replacement effort is underway. A manufacturing variation has resulted in wireless interference with a small number of the left Joy-Con. Moving forward this will not be an issue, as the manufacturing variation has been addressed and corrected at the factory level.
“We have determined a simple fix can be made to any affected Joy-Con to improve connectivity.
“There are other reasons consumers may be experiencing wireless interference. We are asking consumers to contact our customer support team so we can help them determine if a repair is necessary. If it is, consumers can send their controller directly to Nintendo for the adjustment, free of charge, with an anticipated quick return of less than a week. Repair timing may vary by region. For help with any hardware or software questions, please visit http://support.nintendo.com.”
Have you been having any of these issues? It’s good to hear it won’t be happening going forward, let us know in the comments below and as always you can find us on all your social media @wtfgamersonly and if you wanna find more nerdy things I’m on Instagram and Twitter too.