Nintendo has finally diagnosed the Joystick drift problem in their Nintendo Switch Console. The console happens to be the brand’s one of the flagship products. The solution of Joystick drift has been made live via an update named 10.0.2.
However, The update resolves the issue limited to only Nintendo Switch Pro controllers, which means that the joy cons owner will still have to wait if affected by the same issue. The update was launched on April 29, 2020.
The update is specifically resolves the drift control and doesn’t bring any other optimisation along with itself.
Nintendo says: –
“We have fixed an issue where a Nintendo Switch console with system menu version 10.0.0 or 10.0.1 does not set up a new Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, sometimes causing incorrect joystick control,”
The update only benefits the Nintendo switch Pro controller users only. That can be called kind of unfair for the other users playing with other compatible controllers.
This makes this update not the most efficient among all.
Moreover, This is not the first time that Nintendo got struck in to such issue. In fact it was just last year in 2019, when Nintendo Joy con controller users started complaining about the joystick drift problem.
The issue got heated to an extend that the consumers were forced to file a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo for issue.
In response Nintendo assured the existing Joy con devices to be called back and users would be provided with the compensation. But the issue pertains till date.
This year doesnt seem to be in Nintendo’s favour at all. The Company has closed online support for its wii consoles in 42 countries, The joystick drift issue is still partially resolved. Nintendo really needs to works things out in it’s favour.