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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 http://support.nintendo.com.”

Ruaraidh - pronounced Roo-Ree - is a Scottish gamer with the name and games to prove it. He enjoys mostly everything, unless it involves exercise, and much prefers to run around inside a good, open-world RPG, being chased across the lands by a horde of monsters after his sweet loot. When he has made his escape, he will often return to the real world to continue playing anything with a good story - indie or otherwise.