Nintendo Switch’s Left Joy-Con Issue Resolved For Future Consoles

In amongst The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild receiving universal acclaim and almost non-stop attention, you may have forgotten various Nintendo Switch’s were having connectivity issues with some left Joy-Con’s – unless you are one of the poor few affected.

At first, Nintendo were denying the issue; dismissing it or blaming the consumer for interference – at one point going as far as to say nearby fish tanks were partly responsible. However, after a little time, Nintendo have issued a statement accepting the issue is indeed a problem and will be fixed in future units.

The problem, it seems, came from a “manufacturing variation”. Nintendo state that the fault has been found, and dealt with “at a factory level”. The statement went onto stress that the issue only affected a small number of people – and that they can contact customer support for help.


“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”