A couple of months ago, Nintendo officially announced the Nintendo Switch Lite. This is a cheaper and more portable version of the Switch, although for the most part it is still very much a Switch at its core. Unfortunately, it seems to have inherited some of the Switch’s problems as well.
In case you didn’t know, Switch owners have been reporting that they are experiencing “drift” issues with their Joy-Cons. What this means is that even when the player isn’t touching the control, the console will read it as the controls are moving which can interfere with gameplay. Now it seems that according to some user reports, the Switch Lite is experiencing similar issues as well.
It is possible that these are anomalies and that the affected units are simply defective. However, as we said, there are similar issues with the original Switch so for the Switch Lite to encounter the same problem, especially so early into the console’s life, is rather discouraging. Nintendo has yet to officially announce or acknowledge the problem or if they will be giving affected customers replacement units.
Hopefully this isn’t a problem that is too widespread, but if you do eventually encounter similar issues on your Switch Lite, know that you’re not alone.