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Do your Joycon drift?

Yes 41 63.08%
 
No 24 36.92%
 
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I have 3 different pairs of joycons. The blue/red, pink/green and yellow/yellow and for all of these on the left joycon there has been analog drift. I looked up fixes for this online a few days ago and was surprised to see youtube videos with hundreds of thousands of views and reddit posts with tens of thousands of upvotes. It seems like it's a pretty common problem so i'm curious to hear if anyone else is experiencing this.



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And here I was thinking it was a new game... :(

Can't say I've ever had this, but I do know it's a thing, lol.



It's a huge problem. It's one reason why I won't buy a Switch Lite, even as a gift for someone, until a few months have passed and the control sticks have time to break if Nintendo hasn't fixed the problem by then. If there aren't any complaints, I might get one for my girlfriend, but one concern I have with the Lite is its potential to become a financial disaster for Nintendo if the control sticks are still drifting, because you often can't fix them, and that would mean a lot of people would end up with useless Switches that they can't get new controllers for because they're built in. And I mean useless, because most games are completely unplayable for me now. People would just get rid of their Switch, and feel too burned to get another one, unless Nintendo replaces it, or at least does thousands if not millions of free repairs.



I have. My right one drifted. Was fairly enough to send it off repair it etc.

It does make me very nervous about the portable ones. They don't detach. So if you get that you gotta send in the entire switch.
Which even then may not be a problem but some games you can't upload your save so you won't be able to play that game.
Plus can you imagine having to send in your entire switch and something going wrong and losing all that save data?



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I miss the days when I thought it was only a Joy-Con problem.



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mZuzek said:
I miss the days when I thought it was only a Joy-Con problem.

Has it happened to your other controllers too? So far I only have one controller it hasn't happened to, and it's third party. I refuse to pay $70 for the Pro controller if there's even a chance this could happen to that thing.



I have 2 switches. The first one started to drift within the first year and has not gone away no matter what i have attempted. It is useless in handheld mode for lots of games.
I do not plan to buy another set of joycons for it for this to possibly happen again. Mainly used docked with pro controller now or on tabletop with pro controller.

The second one purchased approximately 6 months ago and so far so good. I hope it does not have the same fate as the other one.



HylianSwordsman said:
mZuzek said:
I miss the days when I thought it was only a Joy-Con problem.

Has it happened to your other controllers too? So far I only have one controller it hasn't happened to, and it's third party. I refuse to pay $70 for the Pro controller if there's even a chance this could happen to that thing.

Yeah, it's the Pro controller alright. It's a relatively well known issue among the Splatoon community since that's the main competitive game where the Pro is the "standard" controller, but mine having to deal with Smash on top of that lead to the inevitable, really. It's not too bad, at least not yet - sometimes it drifts a little downwards and I just gotta blow some air into the thing to get it working again. But yeah, it is concerning.



Maurb said:
I have 2 switches. The first one started to drift within the first year and has not gone away no matter what i have attempted. It is useless in handheld mode for lots of games.
I do not plan to buy another set of joycons for it for this to possibly happen again. Mainly used docked with pro controller now or on tabletop with pro controller.

The second one purchased approximately 6 months ago and so far so good. I hope it does not have the same fate as the other one.

Also, welcome!



Ninty dropped the ball on the joy cons. The system is only two years sold, and we've already identified two serious, widespread problems (the de-syncing issue at launch, now drift).

I haven't had any problems with my Switch. But, I've probably only put 200 hours on it. I'm not a big Switch player, so maybe I'll be able to dodge the drift issue.