Nintendo’s Joy-Cons don’t have a very good track record. What happens when they’re permanently attached?
Legit concern. My kids have had to buy 2 new sets each since launch. Wonder if these will be more durable
There's no way I'd play smash bros on a switch lite. That game's a thumbstick destroyer.
I can't believe this never occurred to me, this is a HUGE problem. Nintendo needs to fix those crappy analog sticks if they want to prevent a huge surge of Switch Lite's being sent back in for repair. I've gone through 2 sets of left stick joycons that always get stuck going left. Both times the left one, and both times it's pressing left, that can't just be a coincidence. Sounds like a design flaw.
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When they break a set hit them hard in the face. They'll be more careful next time.
you're right, raise children to not be animals and have less stuff break
@shauzy Because the owner of the device is always in the wrong, right? Devices never come defective and never have bad durabilty, it's all just kids being wreckless, so f*** the consumer, right? Give me a break.
Only problem I have with mine are the Joy Con Drift. Gotta take them apart and clean them to fix that.
i had that joycon drift. No matter what i tried. It still drifted. Had to buy a new pair.
i got 2 replacemnt joysticks and tools for $14
Yep I have that at the moment with my left Joy Con. Very frustrating.
2 sets I have and both Left need to be taken apart and cleaned. Guess due to left stick used more the Left stick has more issues. Just all the finger gunk finally taking its toll. https://m.youtube.com/watch... ( video on help )
"Only problem is an obvious design flaw" They could fix this easily with an update allowing users to adjust deadzone, but they don't.
The psvita did not have issues of that sort. I'm pretty sure the switch lite will be fine. The very nature of the joy con detachment makes it very fragile and prone to technical issues imo.
No one bought the Vita that's why there were no issues
16 million people did, actually. More than Nintendo's previous console.
I have four Vita’s sooooooooo yeah, and can’t wait for the Switch Lite! My og switch will just be a console and the lite will be the successor to the vita that I’ve wished so hard for :D
Never seen one in the wild. But I may get one and install home brew and backup games
@343 Probably because you never go out
I did. Vita feels more durable than switch. They had a different style of analog stick as well. Only issue i heard of from vita was some units had dead pixels out of the box with the oled versions.
Lol!! 😆 35 disagrees but they’re more like dislikes
The Vita certainly had those issues. I've done more than one joystick replacement. More prominent with the second generation variant.
My Vita had issue with the anlog stick as well, although the issue is much worse with my current Joycons.
Gotta day I've never had a problem didnt know it was one!
Same, people should probably stop mishandling their expansive toys.
Drifting isn't caused by mishandling, it comes from long term use and is a big issue with Joy Cons currently
@monkey602 I've had mine since day 1 and this has never been an issue. Sounds like a mishandling issue just like when people were being rough with the switch going in and out of the dock so they got their screen scratched.
Both my sticks have issues and I barely use my Switch. Honestly if they didn't bother improving that on the Lite then that might be a deal breaker for me
yeah the joycon drift was soo annoying i let my switch gather dust for like 2 months then said F it ill try to fix it, surprisingly easy, i Jope Nintendo gets Effin Sued for selling joycons that eventually will start to drift https://youtu.be/10vT7YgGfF... why couldnt they use something that wouldnt wear down like magnets ,not something that just rubs until its gone
Nintendo didn't learn their lesson from the N64 joystick.
maybe they planned for the joystick to wear out slower and last just enough for people not to notice this has a worse failure rate than the Xbox 3fixme RROD
This is the problem with handheld consoles. They do get worn over time not as much as dpad and buttons but sticks definitely do. Ever tried a worn 3ds it's horrible
Guess it depends if you play it alot and how you take care of them. All my handhelds I have still in good condition. I can say switch removable controllers are a good idea so something happens to the controller you dont have to rebuy the entire system just the controllers. They should kept it like that.
I have a day one Switch and never had any issues with mine. I'm sure some Lite could have issues though, but I doubt it will be a common thing.
pop the cover off and put a new stick in? same thing you do for xbox and ps4 controllers (that aren't the elite which has magnetic sticks)
Hopefully they take this opertunity to redesign them. I personally havent experienced it but i have a pro controller i use alot so its probably just saving wear and tear on the joycon.
I wouldn't touch the Switch with it's flimsy controllers … (more than 1 friend has told me tales of how cheap they are) As if you can't feel how thin and junky they are holding 1 …… The Lite is launched without even fixing issues with the original Switch Nintendo is purposefully selling cheap hardware so retarded fan boys will have to buy multiple units and drive sales as the company now known for overpriced ports of games is dying !!!!!
That's because they know their hardcore fanbase is gonna buy it no matter what
i just changed out my left joystick and even the new one is starting to go a little down, if you watch the teardown you can see the Design is very Horrible, these metal pieces rub against graphite to get a movement and it just eats away till theres no contact left or the powder from the graphite gathers up and connects the metal and whats left of the graphite making it think theres contact being made so eventually with enough playtime everyone will get drifting joysticks
For one these arent joycons have none of thr function or hardware in em so thats issue solved
Had no problem with Joycons, had mine day one.
I guess worst case scenario with a breakage, in a situation where you can’t get it repaired, you could still be able to use the classic controller or joycons? Not as portable but at least functional? If it lets you use them as player1? No idea, don’t have a switch yet.
Give it a week or two and some Chinese company will have the thumbsticks listed on Ebay or it might use the same thumbsticks that the joycons all ready use. Pretty sure every tech nerd out there will do a teardown and how to videos on Youtube when this thing comes out.
This is what I'm also concerned. I hope they actually fixed that hardware flaw that cause the drifting.
These. Are. Not. Joy-Cons.
I don't use my joycon much since I mostly play docked but then I'm still worry it suddenly crap out and start drifting. I did have some bad history with Nintendo analog sticks,the nunchuk would go loose real fast and will mess up the connection randomly the only thing that kept me from using Wii as much as I wanted to, Gamecube analog just didn't feel precise enough for racing games and FPS and my thumb feel as if it wrestling for control. And then there's N64 controller...I have three of them the one came with the console was completely dead despite looked perfectly fine and the green one have 5 broken buttons so I have to get another one. They really have to fix this analog issues for both joycon and the integrated ones on Lite.
It sure looks a lot like a PSP and Vita. I wonder if this will spark interest from Sony again in a mobile gaming device. I wonder too about joysticks on a portable and their durability
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