Topic: Joy-Con Shoulder Button Loose?

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So my family surprised me with a Nintendo Switch for my birthday yesterday when I came home from school for thr weekend. It's amazing, but I noticed the right Joy-Con came with a minor defect. The shoulder button on it is loose. You can move it up and down like an analogue trigger without it reading any button input, and you have to press it down harder than the left joy-con for it to register the press. It's still functional... it's just annoying is all and I'm afraid it may affect my drifting in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Has anyone else experienced this? I want to send the right joy-con to be repaired when I get back from college for the summer, but I also don't want to wait to play my new Switch. Will I have to send in the whole unit or just the joy-con controller (I'm assuming just the controller)? And is GameStop already selling used controllers that I can use while it is being repaired to return afterwords? Any advice would be appreciated. Happy gaming!

Edited on by DeathByLasagna



doesnt sound right, mine are not loose at all, and yes if you sent in you only have to send the joy con

Friend Code SW-4365-4821-7317


I have the same problem and I'm probably gunna buy a new 1 from Amazon.



Same here. Right one. Bought Switch Splatoon 2 bundle.
I was worried too but now I'm used to it. Now I kinda wish left one is like that and I don't know why

Edited on by CroRock

3DS - 2294 - 4578 - 7970
SW - 3371 - 1931 - 2042


My right one wobbles, side to side quite a lot unlike the left one, which disconnects regularly. Between both of them I've at least got one good'n just about!


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