In parallel to the introduction of the Switch OLED model, Nintendo has published a new discussion “Ask the Developer” on its official website. While it touches on all sorts of details about the new system, there is some talk towards the end about the Joy-Con controllers.
Nintendo’s Tory Yamashita explains how the Japanese company has continuously improved the Joy-Con controllers since the original model was launched, and mentions that the Switch OLED Joy-Con is the “latest version” with all the improvements made so far.
“We mentioned that the specs of the Joy-Con controller haven’t changed in the sense that we haven’t added any new features like new buttons, but the analog sticks in the Joy-Con controllers that came with Nintendo Switch – OLED -Models supplied are the latest “version with all improvements. Of course also the analog sticks contained in Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, separately available Joy-Con controllers and the Nintendo Switch Pro controller that are currently being shipped. “
While Nintendo didn’t specifically specify what has been improved within the controller over time, it generally focuses on improving the resilience, durability, and reliability of the analog sticks.
“The analog stick when it was first released passed the Nintendo reliability test using the method of rotating the stick while continuously loading it, using the same criteria as the analog stick on the Wii U GamePad. As we’ve always tried to improve it. ” , we have examined the Joy-Con controllers used by customers and have repeatedly improved their wear resistance and durability. “
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