Nintendo has an amazing track record when it comes to making durable hardware. Their systems and handhelds are very reliable. With the recent reports of the Switch Joy Cons malfunctioning I started to wonder if this is the most widespread hardware reliability issue they have faced. Of course the Joy Con drift is not a disastrous problem akin to the Xbox 360's RROD fiasco but it is still annoying.
The only other hardware issue I can remember Nintendo having was with the straps on the original Wii Remote. People would lose control of the remote and it would go flying all different directions. Nintendo eventually replaced the straps. I don't think that was quite as big an issue, and honestly that one screamed of user error.
I do not have a Switch yet. I will buy one of the revised editions this fall when they go on sale. Hopefully the revision and the Switch Lite do not have drifting problems.
Is this the most widespread Nintendo hardware issue or is it just more visible in the age of the internet when people can share their complaints?
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