Multiple Members Of The Press Are Having Connectivity Issues With Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con’s

Many people who have previewed the Nintendo Switch earlier today have reported issues with the Joy-Con’s. If it was one person who reported this, you would think that they had just received a faulty unit but in this case it’s more than one person.

Kotaku’s news editor Jason Schreier confirmed in a tweet that he has had issues with the Joy-Con’s by saying “Yep, my left JoyCon desynchronizes as I’m playing. Gonna be a big problem if they can’t fix this with a firmware update!” Other members of the media posted on NeoGaf about their issues, with the user othersteve explaining he’s having the same issues as Polygon reported which was that the controllers were unsyncing randomly.

Another member of the press posted on NeoGaf that they had two issues with the controllers. The user Listonosh (from said “One is with the battery not charging all the way even when it’s docked, and the other with some issues of input lag in rare cases when the Joy-Con are detached from the console itself.”

We have emailed Nintendo for a quote on this story and we will make sure to let you know what they say to us when they reply back.

Until then please leave your comments in the comments section below.

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  1. Hopefully they can fix the issue. Won’t impact me since I missed the chance at a preorder 🙁 take it you guys weren’t lucky enough to get an early system?

  2. I can’t think of anything worse in console gaming than unresponsive controllers to make you want/have to Switch off your console.

    • I see what you did there, very slick! 😉

  3. What’s the point of the Nintendo Seal again?


    Its like the iPhone 4 grip of death – if you obscure the inner part of the left joycon then it blocks the signal. The guy in the video shows even putting behind your back stops it – so you need to make sure you don’t have your hand under a pillow, behind anything causing interference or too far away. Seems a bit silly but other controllers don’t have the issues as they are big enough to always have exposed areas for the BT – on the joy cons you are pretty much covering the whole surface area if you have big hands! – could be an issue – unless if the wrist straps boos the signal due to having metal connectors – something the guy in the video doesn’t try tbh.

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