The Nintendo Switch and the left Joy-Con Issue
If you bought a Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s new console, you may be experiencing some issues. If so, you’re not alone. The left controller, also known as the left Joy-Con, can have problems connecting to the bluetooth when in standalone mode. With the commotion surrounding this problem and how widespread it seems to be, Nintendo decided to issue the following statement:
“At Nintendo, we take great pride in creating quality products and we want our consumers to have a positive experience. It is common with any new innovative consumer technology for consumers to have questions, and Nintendo Switch is no exception. There are no widespread technical problems, and all issues are being handled promptly, including the reports regarding the left Joy-Con Bluetooth connection.
To best support our customers, we continuously update the online consumer support site and provide real-time answers to the questions we are receiving. We want our consumers to get up and running quickly to have fun with Nintendo Switch, and if anything falls short of this goal we encourage them to contact Nintendo’s Consumer Service team.”
It’s worth noting that many of the other reported issues, such as the blue screen of death, seem to be exaggerated on the internet. By and large the product is faring well, and there’s every reason to believe that Nintendo is on top of the left Joy-Con issue and will have it resolved in short order. If you have the left Joy-Con issue and fancy yourself a do-it-yourselfer, you can use this youtube video to repair your controller yourself.