Nintendo Switch: here’s what to do in SA for left Joy-Con issue

Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch has enjoyed a load of sales so far, with reports that it was ahead of schedule to meet its first month sales target of two million units.

We’ve also seen a few reports of hardware issues, but the most persistent niggle seems to be a disconnecting left Joy-Con controller. Is it a widespread issue though?

“There are no widespread technical problems, and all issues are being handled promptly, including the reports regarding the left Joy-Con Bluetooth connection,” Nintendo wrote in a press statement.

“The number (of repair orders or replacement requests) is not significant. The total number of repair or replacement requests for Nintendo Switch, including for Joy-Con, is consistent with what we’ve seen for any new hardware Nintendo has launched,” the company added.

Own a Nintendo Switch in South Africa? Well, you’ll want to take these steps in case you run into issues

In response to a Gearburn query, local distributor Core Group has detailed the process for any South Africans suffering from issues.

“Locally, any consumers who experience any hardware of software issues can contact,” the company told Gearburn.

“In the case of any left Joy Con connectivity concerns, we will collect the Joy Con for free, assess it for a simple fix and then return it as soon as possible to ensure minimal inconvenience to customers.”



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