Leading technology publication Digital Foundry is reporting that the day one patch for the Nintendo Switch doesn’t resolve the issue of the Joy-Cons de-syncing. Reports were swirling round the internet earlier today proclaiming that the patch had addressed the issue, but Digital Foundry have confirmed that this simply isn’t the case.

The Nintendo Switch’s day one system update has launched, and there are reports online that installing the patch with the Joy-Cons attached updates the firmware on the controllers, resolving the de-sync issues. Is this really the case? Unfortunately not. We’ve updated our console with controllers attached and re-run the battery of tests detailed below. In all cases, the range and consistency of the connection of each Joy-Con remains the same, and the left controller still has demonstrably weaker range than the right. Eurogamer has contacted Nintendo several times now concerning this issue, and we still await a reply.

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  1. They weren’t aware of the issue until recently it takes more than a few days to figure out what’s causing the issue. It will be fixed as I’m sure the day one patch was already planned.

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  2. I just hope and pray that a patch CAN fix this issue. If it’s a problem with the hardware, then a software patch may not be able to address the problem.

    I hope this isn’t the case. You always run a risk when buying a new console day one. This is a huge issue IMO and fly’s in the face of everything the Switch is supposed to be.

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  3. Maybe people with small hands like I do will have less problems, GameXplain says that it doesn’t actually desynch, it has a hard time reading controls when obstructed like say giant hands or under a desk.

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  4. Let’s wait and see a few tech magazines here in Germany couldn’t reproduce this connection errors with their switch consoles and joy cons. I am going to test this with my console tomorrow. However Nintendo can’t fix such an error even if it’s only a software or firmware issue within a week.

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    • King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Hopefully it will also await us at Nintendo Switch if Nintendo doesn't FUCK things up again!}

      Sadly a patch doesn’t always guarantee EVERY console will have it fixed. It’s not unheard of for a patch to work for most but fail for a select few. It does sadly happen.

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  5. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Hopefully it will also await us at Nintendo Switch if Nintendo doesn't FUCK things up again!}

    It’s rare but sometimes a patch works differently for different systems. While most might have had the issue fixed with the patch, some will still have the issue & need a further patch to fix it.

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    • King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Hopefully it will also await us at Nintendo Switch if Nintendo doesn't FUCK things up again!}

      That or someone just has a broken system & needs to send it in to be inspected or get it replaced with a functional system because the one they do have is broken.

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