While they’re lucky to get their hands on the Switch early, a few people who are previewing Nintendo’s console have had connectivity issues. According to multiple reports, the Switch’s JoyCon controllers occasionally struggle to connect to the console. Both Polygon and Digital Chumps mentioned the problem in their preview discussion and Kotaku’s Jason Schreier even tweeted about it. There is supposedly a day-one patch coming to the console though, so hopefully this will sort the issue.

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    • Likely to be fixed with the usual day 1 firmware update.

      No worries here. If they keep de-syncing after that, I’ll just go portable with the controllers attached.


    • Really? The Wii controllers needed a strap after flying out of hands. Their needed that condom silicone too. The GameCube SNES controller broke in seconds. The NES was a brick and built good. Same with N64 but the stick had so many issues. The Wii u pad broke in seconds and battery was shit. The pro controller is built the best out of all controllers IMO.


      • Wii remotes – that is a person issue. If people can’t properly maintain a grip on the controller, it is their own fault for not using the ALREADY INCLUDED wrist strap. Joy cons will also include a wrist strap – doesn’t mean everyone will use them.

        I don’t remember any GameCube SNES controller – sounds like a 3rd party controller, so that likely isn’t Nintendo.

        NES – yes this thing was a tank. Only managed to break one with massive anger caused by particular games.

        N64 – agreed there. The joystick was the weakest component.

        Wii U pad – never heard many reports of damage caused by wear and tear. Yes, the battery is shit, though.

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        • I went through more SNES controllers than any system. Wii Mote stop syncing after few drops. And cant say it’s their fault when the controller should fit in the hand, no? Don’t hear people saying their ps4 or ps3 or Xbox or Xbox 1 or even their GC controllers slipping out. The strap came 6 months after reports for Wii going into TV’s hit.


          • So.. it didn’t fit in your hand? I never heard the Wiimote not fitting someone’s hand. They made it as basic of a controller as possible. It’s been one of the most comfortable controllers to hold IMO (didn’t say use). The silicone cover, yes. Wrist straps? Nah, that was included. The REMINDERS to use them yes and all the warnings – but not sending out actual wrist straps. I never received anything, I have a launch console, and all remotes I’ve ever had has had wrist straps.

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      • I think you just don’t take good are of your consoles and your controllers… i have all of my old consoles (nintendo) and they all work perfectly fine. My n64 joystick works perfect, i seriously don’t know why people kept breaking them….

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        • My Xbox controller has never broken. Nor has my NES, my N64, or my DreamCast. My PS3 and PS4 controllers are still going strong. And my Pro controller is just a tank. No drops on them though. I honestly don’t think I have good luck with controllers either way. My Dreamcast has taken the most blows though.


        • Have you never played the original Mario Party games? It’s not that the stick breaks off or fails to function, it is more that the stick doesn’t ‘lock’ upright. If you are able to wiggle it with no resistance, that is the broken joystick. Basically put your thumb on it lightly, and you can tell very easily and quickly. It should be very stiff. If it presses easily in any direction, that one broke.


          • Sir… i have been playing Mario party and my controllers work just fine…
            I take really good care of my consoles and everything including their controllers…
            You must be putting so much pressure on them that you break them… when me and my friends play we do so but without becoming wild xD


            • Then you are not a very competitive Mario Partyer. :) There’s probably a number of other games that required this, or even competitive Goldeneye/Perfect Dark maybe too.

              That’s why Nintendo had to issue gloves for Mario Party – when things get competitive and heated, controllers are abused.


              • lol oh you have no idea how competitive i am in gaming and in real life situations :P
                It’s called taking good care of your belongings :v
                But seriously though, no controller of mine nor system has ever failed me that was a Nintendo product. I had the original smash brothers as well, and all of the competitive games :P
                But i never broke any of my controllers… Only thing that stopped working was a Gamecube that i bought my little brother, but that was because i kept puttin his fingers on the laser lense… 😒


      • You are dead wrong on this. I had no issues both on the Wiimote and on the N64 controller.
        If then someone don’t know how to use a controller its their own fault. And I played with the Wiimote without any strap or added silicon.
        Me when was a baby destroyed many (quality) joysticks on my Amiga but they were very good and it was my fault.
        After being adult never had problems. My Nintendo 64 lasted like 5 years and only God knows how much I played with that controller in my hands.


        • My 64 is still going despite sounding like rocks are in it. The N64 controller had a bad stick and would move by itself over time. And I’m not talking about holding the stick before the game came on. The Wii mote I had issues with it syncing and it wouldn’t rumble or work after awhile. The Wii u gamepad on mine dropped from my hand and broke. All other systems besides my SNES controllers were good.


          • Mine was ok after five years, it depends on how you stress things. I’ve never seen a stick with such good feedback anymore. Eventually they sacrificed quality for sturdiness after that, but it’s user fault.


  1. Well if a firmware update can’t fix it guess I’ll be returning my switch till it eventually does get fixed or maybe just switching out defective joycons if possible at no charge from Nintendo


  2. • Nes, snes, and 64 – despite the d-pads and joysticks wearing out sooner, these motherf**kers are made of pure nintendium, the only element stonger than a nokia.

    • PS2 – long load times and disc read errors

    • Xbox – workable, but unstable online.

    • Wii – the issue with the remote straps.

    • Xbox 360 – http://orig13.deviantart.net/faf6/f/2013/298/8/5/demotivational_poster__red_ring_of_death_by_cartoonrockfan93-d6rtiad.jpg

    • Ps3 – major security issues and insane launch price

    Nintendo ain’t the first company to not get it right the first time…

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