Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Nintendo says it is continuously working to improve Switch Joy-Con

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With the launch of the Switch OLED model, Nintendo has released a new’Ask the developer‘Discussion on the official website. It touches on all sorts of details about the new system, but finally there’s a conversation about the Joy-Con controller.

Nintendo’s Tory Yamashita explained how Japanese companies have been continuously improving the Joy-Con controller since the launch of the original model, stating that the Switch OLED Joy-Con is the “latest version” with all the improvements. rice field.

“The Joy-Con controller specifications haven’t changed in the sense that we haven’t added any new features such as new buttons, but the Joy-Con controller analog sticks included in the Nintendo Switch-OLED model are up to date. Needless to say, the same goes for the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, Joy-Con controllers sold separately, and the analog sticks included in the Nintendo Switch Pro controllers currently shipping. “

Nintendo didn’t specifically state what improved inside the controller over time, but more generally it focused on improving the resistance, durability, and reliability of analog sticks. ..

“The first release of the analog sticks passed Nintendo’s reliability tests, using the same criteria as the Wii U GamePad analog sticks, using the method of rotating the stick while continuing to load it, used by our customers. We investigated the Joy-Con controller and repeatedly improved its wear resistance and durability. “

What do you think of Nintendo’s ongoing efforts to improve the Joy-Con controller? Do you think Joy-Con’s reliability has slowly improved over time? Please leave your own comments below.