May 27, 2022

Nintendo Have Finally Apologised for Switch Joy-con Drift

After what seems like an age, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa has finally spoken out to apologise for the drifting issues affecting the Switch’s Joy-con.

This is an issue that has been prevalent since the Nintendo Switch launch in 2017, affecting gamers across the globe.

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President Furukawa has gone on record to say:

“Regarding the Joy-Con, we apologize for any trouble caused to our customers,”

Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa

He went on to say at Nintendo’s 80th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders:

“We are continuing to aim to improve our products, but as the Joy-Con is the subject of a class-action lawsuit in the United States and this is still a pending issue, we would it like to refrain from responding about any specific actions.”

Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa

The lawsuit he references dates from July 2019, when the law office of Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith filed the lawsuit against Nintendo.

The lawsuit pertains to the issue that the Joy-con control stick reamins off-center after extended use.

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This causes drifting slightly when playing, affecting movement in-game.

It’s an issue that affects quite a lot of Switch players and it’s surprising that it has taken this long to get an official apology from Nintendo themselves.

Sourced from: VG247
Feature Image Credit: SlashGear


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