Nintendo has addressed Joy-Con drift concerns once again and promised to improve its Switch Online service.
In an interview with The Verge, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser said that the company was “making continuous improvements to the Joy-Con,” which have been plagued with issues for several years.
“As we’ve gone through the first five and a half years of the Nintendo Switch, we’ve observed gameplay, we’ve observed as people have returned units how they’ve worn, and we’ve been making continuous improvements overall to the Joy-Con, including the analog stick,” said Bowser.
“This latest version, Nintendo Switch OLED, has the same updated analog stick that’s now available in the original Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite.”
Shortly after the Nintendo Switch OLED launch, Nintendo’s development team admitted that Joy-Con drift is inevitable, although the team had improved the controllers’ reliability.
Nintendo’s new premium online subscription tier, Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, has also come under fire from consumers for being too expensive and hampered by technical issues. Bowser has said Nintendo is aware of the feedback and is taking it “very seriously.”
“We’re constantly looking for ways to make our online features and those games better and continuing to add value through more services and more games as we go forward,” Bowser told The Verge. “We take the feedback very seriously, and we’re continuing to look at ways to improve the overall performance. For us, it’s about quality and great content at a great value.”
Nintendo recently announced that Switch Online has over 32 million members, which means that around a third of Switch owners are signed up.