Nintendo says new OLED Switch has ‘improved’ Joy-Cons — but drift still persists

Since the Nintendo Switch’s launch 2017, there’s been one consistent problem: Joy-Con drift. It’s persisted over the years and through different upgrades and models — and it seems that Nintendo’s new OLED model will likely see the same fate.

Joy-Con drift is a problem of durability that occurs when joysticks “drift” or move without user input, causing a character to move unintentionally. Nintendo said in July that its new OLED model, released Friday, would use the same ol’ Joy-Cons as other models, but Nintendo is now clarifying that some improvements have been made to the original design.

In a lengthy interview published on Nintendo’s website, Nintendo developers Ko Shiota and Toru Yamashita spoke
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