Nintendo’s latest Switch revision is just a few months away from release, with the super-smooth Switch OLED model coming to stores on October 8. Of course, it would make sense for gaming fans to hope that the new revision includes updated Joy-Con controllers that finally do away with Joy-Con operation, but Nintendo̵
As we already know, Nintendo has previously announced that the Joy-Con that comes with Switch OLED “are the same as the controllers currently available.“While this could be interpreted as being exact the same, including everything from their appearance all the way down to the annoying parts that cause Joy-Con operation, it can also mean that the new controllers are simply compatible with all the same things, and work in the same way as the originals, but with potentially improved parts that do the job.
Maybe the other possibility was just wishful thinking. The Verge – along with Wired, Polygon, GameSpot – put the question of Joy-Con operation to Nintendo; The question of corporate response probably tells us everything we need to know.
“Joy-Con controller configuration and functionality did not change with Nintendo Switch (OLED model).”
The Verge says, “… We did not ask about” configuration “or” functionality, “as it was quite clear from Nintendo’s announcement that the controllers would be the same. We asked about operation, which is a reliability issue. And when we asked the question in an even clearer way, we were referred to the same statement. “
It’s not exactly a surprise, but if you were hoping that the new Joy-Con would finally be a little more reliable, we’re afraid you’ll probably not be lucky.
Thanks to AJ1 for the tip!