Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser claims continuous improvements are still rolling out in its fifth year battling against Joy-Con drift.
Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser has once again commented on the issue of the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con drift, asserting that improvements are still being made to the console controllers. Joy-Con drift has been a continuous issue since the Nintendo Switch’s original launch.
The matter of Joy-Con drift continues to remain unfixed for many Nintendo Switch owners. That said, there are some strategies that serve as temporary solutions to the common problem. For example, one fix for Joy-Con drift is putting a piece of cardboard inside the Joy-Con. Although the issue is a hot topic amongst Switch console users, Nintendo still hasn’t managed to provide a permanent fix to the drifting at the time of writing.
In an interview with The Verge (via Nintendo Life), Doug Bowser offered his thoughts on the constant battle against Joy-Con drift. Bowser commented that over the years, Nintendo has studied the defective consoles, and that “we’ve been making continuous improvements overall to the Joy-Con, including the analog stick.” Bowser went on to say that the latest version of the Switch analog stick is present in the Nintendo Switch OLED as well as the original Switch and Switch Lite.
This response is very similar to when Bowser last addressed the issue of Joy-Con drift in late 2020 – and the issue has yet to be fixed. Back then, Bowser explained, “As we look at our repair cycles, we’re always looking at what is being sent in and for what reasons, and understanding that better,” and “without going into any details, it always gives us an opportunity to make improvements as we go forward.” Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa also recently apologized for the issue in response to a Joy-Con-drift-related lawsuit. The lawsuit pushed for compensating all Québec Nintendo Switch users who experienced Joy-Con drift, alleging the defect was hidden by Nintendo and thereby breaks local consumer protection laws.
Fans have expressed frustration toward the lack of real fixes from Nintendo and its repeated responses to the issue. In the same interview with The Verge, Doug Bowser also addressed the recent criticisms toward Nintendo Switch Online. Unfortunately, many customers aren’t satisfied with these curated and oftentimes vague responses. Many likely hope for a more permanent fix to these criticisms, rather than failing to fulfill promises.
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Source: The Verge, Nintendo Life
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