Nintendo appears to be working a new Joy-Con for Switch to fix earlier hardware issues

A filing with the Federal Communications Commission seems to detail the development of a new model of Joy-Con

Advertisement New patent filings suggest that Nintendo is working on an improved version of the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con. This filing with the Federal Communications Commission seems to detail the development of a new model of Joy-Con designed to fix some of the issues that users have reported using the Nintendo Switch’s left Joy-Con.

While Nintendo has previously addressed these reported problems via some software updates, it now appears it is working on a permanent solution via a hardware release. READ NEXT: Nintendo Switch review It seems the problem itself is caused by the original placement of the antenna within the left Joy-Con.

This new Joy-Con will seemingly alter the position of that antenna in a way that should improve its connectivity issues.

At this time, there’s no word on when Nintendo will release this new model of Joy-Con. Actually, there’s currently no word on whether or not these will be marketed as an entirely new model of Joy-Con or whether or not they will simply replace the current models being sold. Nintendo has also not stated whether or not it will be replacing defective Joy-Cons with these new models or whether they will continue to repair them as usual.

READ NEXT: The best Nintendo Switch games in 2018 Nintendo had previously noted that the number of complaints and repair requests they received related to the left Joy-Con issues were consistent with the usual number of repair requests they receive whenever they launch any new piece of hardware. However, some believe that we’re just now beginning to see the extent of the issue now that Switch owners have been using their Joy-Cons for awhile and that there are so many more Switch units out there.

READ NEXT: The Nintendo Switch has been blown wide open by an unfixable hack Regardless, the status of this filing seems to suggest that Nintendo acknowledges that there is a problem that is best addressed via a hardware fix rather than through a simple series of software updates. How, exactly, it will address those issues once this new model of Joy-Con is ready to manufacture remains to be seen.

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