If you’ve ever suffered from the pesky issue know as Joy-Con drift, well, here’s some bad news. The new Nintendo Switch model isn’t going to sport new Joy-Cons. A representative from Nintendo (via GameSpot) confirmed that current Joy-Cons design will remain the same for the Nintendo Switch OLED.
“The Joy-Con controller configuration and functionality did not change with Nintendo Switch system (OLED model),” the representative stated. “The configuration and functionality is the same as that of the Joy-Con controllers for the Nintendo Switch system.”
A good portion of Switch owners have complained about the drift on Joy-Con controllers, a well-known phenomenon among the controller using community. It causes the stick to send signals of movement when it’s in the neutral position. Nintendo’s president Shuntaro Furukawa apologized for this drift back in June 2020, and several lawsuits are pending over this in the U.S.
The Nintendo Switch OLED will cost $350, fifty more than the base Switch. Although it was supposed to be an upgrade of the base model, many expect a “Switch Pro” that would boost the console’s resolution to 4K. Obviously, this is not the case, despite a previous report from Bloomberg back in March.