It's official: the Nintendo Switch has a major design flaw

A shot of a gamer playing a Nintendo Switch
(Image credit: Erik Mclean via Unsplash)

While the Nintendo Switch has proven immensely successful, one recurring complaint has stood out among the rest over the last five year. We are, of course, talking about Joy-Con drift, a phenomenon in which the controller detects movement when there isn't any input. And now it's officially a design flaw.

Research from consumer group Which? has revealed that the issue is caused by a mechanical fault, with the area under the joysticks showing noticeable wear after just a few months. And the group has even suggested Nintendo should offer affected users compensation. (Fancy your chances? Check out the best Nintendo Switch deals available now.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.