The infamous Joy-Con Drift was fortunate to be overshadowed by the success of the Switch and Nintendo’s response to deal with the issue that plagued many users of the hybrid console. It is said that sooner or later, Switch controls will suffer from this problem (faster and more serious than the one that every controller suffers over time) but apparently Nintendo wants to avoid another disaster.
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Nintendo patent seeks to avoid another scandal like the Joy-Con Drift
A GameRant report shared details about a Nintendo patent registered in 2021 and published this month, which proposes a solution regarding sticks for video game controllers. The patent titled “Directional Input Device and Controller” shows in its diagrams a base and a stick with a different design than what is seen in the Joy-Con or other console controls, marking the independence of each part and their integration as parts. separated.
Likewise, sliding surfaces with certain curves are noticeable, a change with respect to the square design of the pieces that make up a directional stick. Taking the design into account, the patent proposes it as the option to reduce friction between the components, avoiding accelerated wear that would become a problem related to the time of use and the longevity of the control.
It should be remembered that the Joy-Con Drift happens, according to expert analysis, due to constant and accentuated friction due to the design of the Switch control, something that in a recent lawsuit was considered a design error for which Nintendo should step on the Court .
While the patent immediately makes one think of the Joy-Con Drift, it’s likely that Nintendo has this interior design change in mind for the controls of its next console to prevent such a scandal from happening, after all in a In this situation, the company has to solve it and bear the costs.
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