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Your Nintendo Switch controllers will work on PCs and Macs, too

And while Nintendo has recommended a fix that users try and avoid having obstacles between the controller and the console, others have opted to just crack open the Joy-Con and break out some soldering gear to find a more permanent fix. All of this is possible because of the many input methods that the Nintendo Switch supports, including the touchscreen.

In case you're wondering what the final result was of his "durability test" it turns out that you can drop a Nintendo Switch for 11 times on a concrete pavement before it breaks.

The Reddit thread has received more than 2,200 comments in the past day, though it is unknown how many Switch units are affected by the problem or how widespread the issue actually is.

French fan site Nintendo Actu has been testing the Joy-Cons with a variety of devices, and has found that the controllers are natively detected by both Windows PCs and Android devices.

Still, GI.biz reports that most major retailers were very pleased with the console's performance, with one even going so far as to assert that "Nintendo is back".

The Nintendo Switch is an intriguing new game console with plenty of promise.

Here are the best Nintendo Switch screen protectors available right now.

If you just have to have one, there are options out there.

Dbrand has stated that the problem remains even when the company uses the lowest grade of adhesive it can get away with for a 3m vinyl, and while the company could cut around the issue when it comes to the logo on the console itself, the cured coating on the Joy-Cons has presented an issue that the company now can't find a way around. Home video game consoles don't have displays because they're not meant to be moved daily. Film screen protectors are cheap and protect from most scratches.



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