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Nintendo Switch OLED mannequin’s Joy-Cons seemingly nonetheless characteristic drift challenge

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It seems just like the Switch’s “Joy-Con drift” challenge nonetheless isn’t going anyplace.

In case you thought the one saving grace surrounding Nintendo’s controversial Switch OLED mannequin is perhaps the truth that its new ‘White’ Joy-Cons lastly nixed the irritating drift points the hand-held’s gamepads have suffered from since launch, you’re out of luck.

In a brief FAQ posted to Nintendo’s official U.Ok. web site, the Japanese gaming large confirmed that the Joy-Cons included with the brand new OLED Switch are the identical as the present model. This signifies that older Joy-Cons will nonetheless work with the Switch OLED Model and vice versa.

While not shocking, this seemingly signifies that the Joy-Con drift challenge that plagues the Switch’s controllers hasn’t been mounted. It’s unclear what causes the console’s analog sticks to randomly trigger in-game motion when gamers aren’t touching the Joy-Cons, however there are a number of theories. Some suppose that the problem is expounded to mess getting contained in the gamepads’ rubber cap, whereas others cite worn contacts and weak indicators.

With Nintendo staying comparatively silent on the topic regardless of launching a complete restore program, it’s troublesome to know for positive.

Of course, there’s a risk there could possibly be some form of {hardware} change to the Joy-Con’s design, however that is seemingly one thing Nintendo would have highlighted in its FAQ centered on the Switch OLED Model.

This wouldn’t be that out of character for Nintendo as a result of, in spite of everything, the corporate did quietly launch a revision of the Switch in 2019 that featured higher battery life because of an up to date system-on-chip.

This FAQ additionally confirms that the OLED Switch’s new dock will nonetheless work with the unique Switch, although a software program replace is perhaps required. Finally, Nintendo’s FAQ mentions that “there may be differences in game experience with some Toy-Con accessories from the Nintendo Lab series” that relate to “console and screen size.”

Source: Nintendo U.Ok. Via: Nintendo Life 

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