Nintendo Switch Update 10.0.2 Fixes Incorrect Joystick Control Issue

A new Nintendo Switch update is here and fixes a bug that has apparently been causing havok.

A new Nintendo Switch update, v. 10.0.2, has arrived and while it doesn’t address a huge plethora of issues, it does target one of the more frustrating ones for fans of the hybrid console, namely regarding the joystick control bug. 

Nintendo Switch Update 10.0.2

Nintendo Switch update 10.0.2 is a small update, meaning it won’t be a long file download for those eager to jump back into their islands. The usual general system improvements were made, a fix listed each time the console updates, but it also addressed an issue that arises with the new Nintendo Switch Pro controllers. 

The previous two updates for the Nintendo Switch were swell, but they impacted how the system itself read the new Pro controllers and joystick integration. Luckily update 10.0.2 nipped that right in the bud. According to Nintendo, “We have fixed an issue where a Nintendo Switch console with a system menu version 10.0.0 or 10.0.1 does not set up a new Nintendo Switch Pro controller, sometimes causing incorrect joystick control.”

With that issue out of the way, it’s a new month which means new game reveals, additions, and DLC updates which also means that the Nintendo team has their work cut out for them in terms of keeping their systems up-to-date as to make a pleasant and smooth experience for all. 

As for what may be revealed, it’s anyone’s guess, but Sony and Microsoft both have big game reveals planned for the next generation of gaming this month, which means Nintendo may be also getting in on that action with their own announcements. Rumors have began percolating about a new Direct for this month, but none of our own sources have been able to confirm this information. Still, if that nudge ends up being true, it will be interesting to see what Nintendo brings to the table since they’ve never really felt the competition of Sony and Microsoft in a traditional sense. 

Now that Nintendo Switch update 10.0.2 is live and addressing the Pro issues, what are some of the other glitches and problems you’ve witnessed with the hybrid console that you feel Nintendo needs to address? Did you run into the Pro controller problem? Sound off with your thoughts by hitting us up over on Twitter @PrimaGames, we’d love to hear what you think about good ‘ol Nintendo! 

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