But Furukawa says he “cannot comment on any specific actions we may take”
Oh no what will neonrider and all the other Nintendo fanboys say now that it's actually been acknowledged? "It hasn't happened to me" doesn't work anymore. Nintendo finally admitted it because they had to, before it was deny deny deny.
They should be recalled and replaced. X360 RROD was a shitshow at first, but once they eventually acknowledged the problem, they replaced the affected units accordingly. I mean if MS did it, Nintendo sure as hell should!
1st they need to secure a fix, and then anybody that wants to send in their Joy cons, they should replace them free of charge and recycle the repair. it's costly, but if you're knowingly selling something that has a flaw it's the law. could happen to anyone, sometimes a mistake is made in creating a part for assembly at a factory. it wasn't the 360 design that was actually the problem, it was a chipset combined with two other things that were manufactured as cheaply as possible (and actually below specifications) at the foxconn plant in China that cost Microsoft billions. good luck suing China.
Nonsense, they have already acknowledged it and have been allowing people to send the controller in for free repairs for a while now.
"It hasn't happened to me" doesn't work anymore." What if it really hasn't happened to people like Neonrider? Mine also got drifted, but that doesn't mean everyone else is facing or had faced the same issue. Don't be so narrow-minded.
He's pointing out that people downplaying the existence of Joy-Con drift will now have to accept it as a reality, given that an apology for the problem came straight from the horse's mouth. How exactly is that narrow-minded? In this case, Neonrider is the one being narrow-minded - he's the one who's factually incorrect and keeps referring to anecdotal evidence
“He's pointing out that people downplaying the existence of Joy-Con drift will now have to accept it as a reality, given that an apology for the problem came straight from the horse's mouth.” The Joycon issue has already been a reality and a known issue ever since the Switch was released, no matter what a bunch of people has said otherwise. Nintendo has acknowledged this since a long time ago, which is why they had either fix or replaced the Joy con for free. There had been multiple lawsuits regarding this issue as well, so let not pretend that this issue had only brought into the limelight after Furukawa apologizes.
I think he's actually making reference to the people that have said, because it hasn't happened to them that it's not an issue/ it's not that prevalent. and there have been quite a few of those. but obviously (as was known before) it is an issue, and it's fairly prevalent.
my left joycon on my launch switch hasn’t worked properly since launch, i didn’t know they were offering free repairs on it, so i’m gonna send mine in. It’s only really been an inconvenience when i’m playing multiplayer games, since i typically use my pro controller, so i wasn’t really gonna pay to fix it (we have a second switch that doesn’t have the issue so it’s really rare for me to use that controller)
I don’t know how many hours it takes to show up but no drift for me; 165 hours on ACNH, 130 hours on MK8 and about 300 hours split between the rest of my library.
Varies by controller. Mine took less than 50 hours of game time and happened about 3 months after the 2017 launch.
What are you talking about?? I haven’t seen any sound minded Nintendo fans not complain about joycon drift/desyncing issues. It’s happened to me to the point where I bought the Damon X machina joycons instead. And did you know how many Sony fanboys defended Death Stranding? 😂😂🤣
The Nintendo apologist will still blindly support this company. But if Sony did shit Nintendo does, riots lol
I do not remember writing Sony off for its lack of security and the weeks of PSN being offline cause of their failure.
A lot of people kicked off with Sony for that. Just because you didn't doesn't mean it didn't happen.
@ricegum. I just learned to buy PSN cards from amazon when I wanted a digital game. Do the same with Nintendo and Microsoft.
Sony still hasn't quite lived that down. People still bring it up. Hell even you, we're talking about something current, and you're mentioning a thing that happened in 2009.
"The Nintendo apologist"... my GOD you are interesting.
"and they will offer you a free replacement." Not in the UK they don't. Scummy behaviour, they need to fix the problem, and then replace everyone's current Joy-cons with the new improved ones. MS replaced every RROD Xbox, so Nintendo need to do similar.
Yes and hurry up.
UK isn’t doing it? I just sent mine off for free.
Maybe they have changed stance? Or are yours in warranty?
My left joycon was all messed up and kept drifting up but after the apology it is working fine.
Why don't you send it to them? They repair it or give replacement for free.
@king_noctis The problem is, it's not always free, if you bought a launch model the joycons are out of warranty. Even when the class action lawsuits was launched I was still told I would be charged £35 per joycon as the free repair was US only.
"The problem is, it's not always free, if you bought a launch model the joycons are out of warranty." You know that is not accurate right? Let me give you a link below. Although you are right, this is currently applied to the US only. "Nintendo will reportedly fix Joy-Con drift for free, even out of warranty" https://www.theverge.com/20...
LOL This was good.
What happens if my Switch Lite starts drifting?
You can buy new analog sticks and change them by yourself. It's pretty cheap and easy tbh. Comparing this with x360 RROD is ridiculous imo. The RROD was not due to a faulty part but was due to a complete hardware design flaw. That is why they extended the warranty to three years. Because they knew people will have to send their repaired console again and again until they finally redesign the whole hardware. It has cost Microsoft $1.2 billion.
Oh that's cool I guess. Still annoying but good to know I can fix them I guess. Thanks! And yeah, RROD was brutal. That shit ruined my Christmas
Nintendo quality assurance used to be a real thing, but it hasn't existed for a while.
I personally haven't had this problem, but yeah, they should've recalled them... It's unacceptable that it's been going on for this long
Nothing new for them. They just pass through that difficult time, and make people believe its over.
This is not over until they fix it permanently
Pokemon and Animal Crossing have some of the largest sales, and yet they possess less quality than an indie title like Stardew Valley. Apologize for that.
Less quality in term of what?
In terms of content, especially right out of the gate. Bad decisions like the Easter event. In Pokemon, making incompatible pieces of dlc then refusing to refund players who purchased by accident.
"In terms of content, especially right out of the gate." The Last of Us 2 has lesser content and playtime than Stardew Valley, does that mean it is not as good? "Bad decisions like the Easter event" Do you know that the event happen on the same day as in the real world? "making incompatible pieces of dlc then refusing to refund players who purchased by accident" https://n4g.com/news/235364...
It’s happened to both of my left joy-cons. I don’t even care about fixing my current controllers so much, but just let me buy some new model joy-cons that won’t ever have this issue.
so you gonna release a switch with fixed joycon?
Do something about it, you idiots. I swear Nintendo has gotten so arrogant and tone deaf this gen.
Is it 2020 and there’s still no type of achievement system? Really hoping they put some money towards this. They could use coins and stars
Nintendo has always had a very bad history of being aloof, above failure and not recognizing when they f-up. In reality, they only have their fans to impress with their pretentious magic land manufacturing bs. It’s all cute until their “tried and true perfect” designs start pissing off their userbase.
I love how they knew it was a problem yet still put the same shitty designed analogs into the switch lite. Thanks nintendo!
I've had my switch since.. 2018 i think? And just now my right stick started drifting down a lot. Don't know how the hell people play because i remember seeing the drift complaints in the first year switch came out are you man-handling your joycons? What is going on
It is 2020 and from Nintendo we are still getting the "please understand" excuse.
I'm in Ireland and Nintendo UK basically laughed at me when I contacted them. I won't even spend time explaining how garbage they were to me. Had to pay like 50 quid to get joycon fixed.
Wow it only took 2 years
It hasn't happened to me. I never bought a Switch. I was considering a Switch Lite when it was released but as soon as I found out Nintendo were using the same flawed parts in that too (WTF ???) it was a hard no. No way I'm buying one now.
So its taken over 3 years to admit this, even ms admitted rrod quicker than that. Pretty shameless really especially at that price.
Ah thanks for the apology, that solves my Joy-con drift issue, thanks all sorted! /s
I'm guessing Nintendo lost that lawsuit lol!
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