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New Switch Joy-Con colours coming in October, Nintendo confirms

... but doesn't detail how to fix that Joy-Con drift problem.

The Switch will get new Joy-Con colours in October, Nintendo’s recently confirmed.

Joining available Joy-Con colour schemes will be the Blue/Yellow and Purple/Neon Orange pairings, both seen above. The controllers will be available from 4 October and priced at $79.95 USD or $119.95 AUD.

The new colour schemes come as Switch owners are criticising Nintendo over a phenomenon known as Joy-Con drift, where the controllers’ joysticks cause an on-screen avatar to move ever to slightly even when the joystick isn’t being engaged.

“For $80 [USD] controllers I expected that the Joycons would be as sturdily built and properly functioning as the Wiimote and Wave Bird and even the N64 controllers were if not better quality, and it didn’t take long to find out they weren’t even remotely built as well as it’s predecessors,” a post on the Nintendo Switch subreddit reads.

Have you experienced Joy-Con drift?


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