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Nintendo Switch reports indicate sync problems with the left Joy-Con



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hawk
Thu Feb 23 17 12:17pm
Rating: 12

Careful though, people... this is coming from Kotaku and Polygon, the biggest jokes in journalism. I wouldn't be surprised if Schreier was charging his joycon by plugging it into a ham sandwich.

The day one update needs to fix this ASAP. Otherwise I hope we don't have a bad launch with tons of tech issues... Then again, the pro controller should make that meaningless, but still, I don't want to send my joycons in for repair when I already have to fix my dead 3DS battery.

That doesn't sound good. :o

I'm hoping for RMC to give his two cents on this soon.
I don't hold either source in high regards, both make many things out to be much worse than they are.

hawk
Thu Feb 23 17 12:17pm
Rating: 12

Careful though, people... this is coming from Kotaku and Polygon, the biggest jokes in journalism. I wouldn't be surprised if Schreier was charging his joycon by plugging it into a ham sandwich.

Gamexplain said something similar on their livestream mere seconds ago

Maybe Kotaku, but Polygon? Polygon is pretty trustworthy.

lokamp
Thu Feb 23 17 02:03pm
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You can't possibly state "Humor is doing real damage" under any kind of context and still being reputed as a trustworthy news source at the same time.

And funny thing is, this is just the most recent example of how this journos website demonstrably showed themselves to be out of touch with their supposed, videogames-playing audience! Among the latest ones I remember how their first DOOM (2016) gameplay video was burned in effigy for the designed player sucking at playing it while Polygon went all their way to smear this kind of inquiry on any form...

Setting aside the terrible sources. The average defect rate of launch gaming hardware from Nintendo was about 3% during the Wii/PS3/360 era, if memory serves me correct. The XBox360s was about 33% and the PS3 was about 10%. Someone has to 'win" that lottery. What matters is how Nintendo handles it's correction of the issues.

This failure rate is over the course of a year, not two weeks.

One reason not to be overly worried is that the joy-con haven't had many (any?) issues at all during any live presentations.

That's is because they were really close to the unit itself. It might be a interference problem

The sources certainly make me skeptical, but if there is a slight sync issue that can be easily fixed via a firmware update that will be put out before launch then hey at least it'll be fixed fast.

Get a pro controller, honestly. That should fix the issue, and you'll have more fun. Still, it seems like a strange issue for a console to have at launch. Extensive testing should have caught that.

Polygon.

Kotaku.

Words fail to express how disinterested I am in trusting these people on anything.

In fact, I'm taking this strictly as a confirmation that the Joy-Con have no connectivity issues whatsoever. Or I could click the article and find out that his Joy-Con is disconnecting because he's using the wrist strap to dip it into a pudding bowl while he plays.

Even though Polygon and Kotaku aren't the most reliable sources, other more reliable news orgs have been saying similar things, so I'm not going to rule the issue null outright.

Honestly, the only thing that strikes me as odd here is that this did not get caught with all the testing they must have done. Nintendo has been testing and playing with these things forever without incident, so I'm not even sure where the origin of the issue could lie.

Sounds like defected left joy-cons. Sucks but I'm sure Nintendo well find a way to fix is ASAP.

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