The Switch’s new update fixes that lovely Joy-Con snap animation


The Switch, like the 3DS, exhumes personality. I just love that little “snap” when you break off pieces of the Joy-Con and slap them back into the system, but a recent update introduced a harrowing, spooky change: the little “click” animation was bugged!

That mystery has been solved by a plucky team of engineers, as Nintendo has just released update 9.1.0 into the wild, which adds that cute animation back. That includes a “general system stability” (anti-homebrew?!) tacked-on update as well.

Of course, none of this applies to the Switch Lite, which does not have detachable Joy-Con. I’ve gotten used to it actually, because while the whole mix and match concept is great, the new portable edition feels lighter as a result. It’s become my indie machine while I leave AAA duties to my regular Switch.

You can find the full (brief) patch notes for 9.1.0 below.

Version 9.1.0 [Nintendo]

Ver. 9.1.0 (Released December 4, 2019)

General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience, including a solution for the following:

  • Resolved an issue where the color animation was not displaying correctly when attaching a Joy-Con controller to the Nintendo Switch console.
Chris Carter
EIC, Reviews Director - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step in January of 2009 blogging on the site. Now, he's staff!