The versatile Joy-Con controllers are one of the bigger selling points for the Nintendo Switch, but issues with the pre-release controllers being played on un-patched Nintendo Switch consoles seem to be more common than we would like.
Here’s the odd thing: It seems to be almost exclusively happening to the left Joy-Con.
“The biggest current issue with the Switch is one of basic reliability,” Polygon’s pre-review stated. “Over the course of my time with Breath of the Wild, I’ve had repeated problems with the left Joy-Con controller partially or even completely losing sync from the Switch console while docked and connected to my television. This is a pain in the ass at best, but has also resulted in several deaths playing Breath of the Wild.”
With only a limited number of systems being played by the press it’s a bit concerning how common we’re seeing this particular issue.
Giant Bomb’s Jeff Gerstmann has been able to replicate the issue, linking a YouTube video from GameXplain that convincingly details the problem.
After some further testing, I'm definitely able to reliably reproduce the Switch controller issue shown here. https://t.co/N7AjMtoKVI
— Jeff Gerstmann (@jeffgerstmann) February 24, 2017