Nintendo Europe announces unlimited free repairs for Joy-Con drift issue

Nintendo Europe announces unlimited free repairs for Joy-Con drift issue

Switch players in Europe are already protected by a warranty that lasts for 24 months instead of the standard 12, and the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) noted that 88% of the 25,000 complaints it received about the Joy-Con drift issue were made within the first two years of use. Despite this, the BEUC still regards Nintendo’s repair program as a “tangible win for consumers” but notes that it is only a “short-term fix.” The group hopes that products with known defects leading to early failure will eventually be banned in Europe.