Nintendo Responds About The Nintendo Switch Joycon Connectivity

Nintendo Switch just hit the shelves and there are already a few problems with the device. While some users are reporting the blue screen of death, there are others that are reporting orange screens and issues with Nintendo Switch Joycon connectivity when removed from the tablet.

We have been testing the Nintendo Switch Joycon connectivity and we can tell you that this is not much of an issue if you are not too far away from the console or if you are not completely covering the Nintendo Switch Joycon controllers but if you are still having issues there could be some things that can be avoided.

Nintendo Switch Joycon

Nintendo has talked about this issue and revealed what can interfere with the Nintendo Switch Joycon connectivity. The following are the devices that can cause signal loss:

  • Cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc.
  • Wireless headsets
  • Wireless printers
  • Microwaves
  • Wireless speakers
  • Cordless phones
  • USB 3.0-compatible devices such as hard drives, thumb drives, LAN adapters, etc.
  • Behind a TV
  • Near an aquarium
  • Placed in or under a metal object
  • Pressed against a large amount of wires and cords
  • Within three to four feet of another wireless device, such as a wireless speaker or a wireless access point

Also see: No Fix For The Nintendo Switch Blue Screen Of Death, You Will Need To Replace Your Device

While it is great to know what Nintendo is helping consumers solve issues, you may note that these are things that you will find in each and every household.

Wireless controllers are not something that we have not seen before and this connectivity issue should have been accounted for before the launch of the device.

Keeping all this in mind you will not have an issue if you have a dedicated game room in the house or if you are playing with the console in your room and there aren’t too many electronic around.

Let us know what you think about the Nintendo Switch Joycon connectivity issue and how badly you have been affected.

Sarmad is our Senior Editor, and is also one of the more refined and cultured among us. He's 25, a finance major, and having the time of his life writing about videogames.