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While the Nintendo Switch has been a massive success, few issues have continued to nip at its heels like the infamous Joy-Con Drift, leading to lawsuits, backlash, and more as the company continues to try and appease those suffering the notorious affliction. Previously, Nintendo has offered free Joy-Con repairs in North America, South America, and France, but is now expanding its scope in Europe – repairing Joy-Con for free in the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland, and the UK.



This encompasses most of Europe, particularly in the west and north, who will now not have to pay for Joy-Con repairs. While the fine print states that Nintendo won’t repair for free if it was caused by third-party accessories, accidental damage, or if it’s been tinkered with by anybody outside Nintendo, they will repair either a defect or basic wear and tear for free. The repairs are ongoing “until further notice,” which means they may stop at some point. You can set up a repair in Europe here. 


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.