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The Nintendo Switch makes a super pleasing sound and visual cue when Joy-Con slide into place

by Joey Davidson | February 26, 2017February 26, 2017 6:00 am PST

This might seem completely useless and gratuitous on Nintendo’s part, but this feature for the Nintendo Switch is one of those design things that produces satisfying feedback for users. After all, user feedback is a huge part of nailing great hardware and software, and this might be one of the coolest we’ve seen from Nintendo in a while.

When you slide the Joy-Cons into place on the system, you get that practically trademark Nintendo Switch snap sound and a visual flash on the corresponding side of the Switch’s screen. The video was uploaded by YouTuber Riomegon, and it was captured during a Disgaea 5 presentation in Japan. Check it out.

That click! That visual cue!

Like I said, it’s small. Of course, the visual and aural cues were necessary thanks to the way the Switch will be held during portable play. That is, if you’re holding the Joy-Con and they’re not in all the way, the Switch itself could slide out and onto the ground.

These cues say it’s safe to pick up and play the system. They just happen to be pleasing, and that’s being echoed all over the internet.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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