Nintendo appears to be working on a new version of the Joy-Con controller’s for its Switch console.
According to an FCC filing in the United States, the gaming giant is plotting a revamped iteration of the innovative controllers.
News of a new model comes as Nintendo struggles to fix connectivity issues that have blighted the Joy-Con controllers since the Switch went on sale a year ago.
The company has issued a number of firmware updates for the issue, which affects the left Joy-Con controller.
The issue is thought to pertain to the antenna placement of that particular controller, meaning users have suffered connection losses.
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Nintendo acknowledged the issue with a statement last year, claiming the issue only affected a limited number of Switch buyers.
The company wrote: “The number is not significant. The total number of repair or replacement requests for Nintendo Switch, including for Joy-Con, is consistent with what we’ve seen for any new hardware Nintendo has launched.”
The company blamed a “manufacturing variation” for the problem, but it appears to be more significant.
And, given the number of Switch owners has increased dramatically compared with the early days, more console owners have been blighted by the issue.
With software updates not completely taking care of the problem, perhaps the company has acknowledged it needs an internal redesign to remedy the problem once and for all.
Images of the new model have been published on the FCC website (above), but not a lot is known beyond that right now.
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