Nintendo’s President later apologized for the issue, but if you were hoping that this meant that the company would fix the problem eventually, think again. This is because the company seems to think that this is a problem that is ultimately unavoidable.
This is according to senior executive and general manager of technology development Ko Shiota, where he said during a Q&A session regarding the new OLED Switch that the issues were akin to a car’s tires wearing out as the car moves, and this is something that cannot be helped.
However, it doesn’t mean that Nintendo isn’t trying to address it. According to Shiota, “So with that same premise, we asked ourselves how we can improve durability, and not only that, but how can both operability and durability coexist? It’s something we are continuously tackling.”
Nintendo also stated in the Q&A that they have investigated the issue and believe that they have improved on the resistance and durability, so hopefully this won’t be that big of an issue in the future.
In the meantime, a YouTube video earlier this year found that adding a small piece of paper inside the Joy-Con could potentially alleviate the problem, but of course doing this will be done so at your own risk.