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Well, here's something to brighten up your chilly Friday. Remember Joy-Con drift, the manufacturing issue which has plagued countless Nintendo Switch consoles all around the world and has been heavily documented within the gaming press? Yeah, this Chinese store's having none of it.

As you may know, the Switch has very recently launched in China, with stores stocking Nintendo's latest console for the very first time. One new Switch owner noticed that they were having trouble with Joy-Con drift while playing an imported copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and got in touch with the customer service team at JD, one of the country's largest retailers who presumably sold them the console.

The customer service representative on the other end either decided to dismiss the common knowledge surrounding Joy-Con drift issues, or hadn't ever heard about it before, going on to suggest that the problem could be down to the user playing an imported game. Here's what the frustrated player shared on social media site, Weibo (translation provided by Chinese Nintendo):

"Is my Joy-Con not drifting? I talked to customer service and they told me the behaviour of Joy-Cons are not guaranteed on import games and that I should test with New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. Utter nonsense."

Of course, we all know that response to be "utter nonsense", too, as Joy-Con drift can be experienced on any game regardless of its origins and instead comes from a hardware fault. Whether this poor player will be able to resolve the issue remains to be seen, but you can be sure that playing a Chinese copy of Mario won't fix anything.

Good grief.

[via weibointl.api.weibo.cn, twitter.com, gonintendo.com]