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The Most Cringeworthy Moments of the Nintendo Switch Conference

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The Joy-Con Segment

Arms Nintendo Switch

Look, there’s no getting around this. Of all the stuff shown at the Nintendo Switch conference, the Joy-Con stuff was easily the worst of the worst. Just when you think Nintendo had won folks over with the Switch stuff, they up and reveal that motion controls are being added via the Joy-Con. Yes, contain your excitement.


It’d be one thing if it was a simple statement, but they spent about 10 minutes on it. You’d best believe that none of it was all that engaging. Not the stuff about the glass and feeling the weight of the ice cubes, not the sizzle reel for the 1, 2, Switch. And most definitely not the presentation of their motion heavy fighter, Arms (yes, that’s its real title). One understands that Nintendo is the only one really still committed to motion controls, but even so, that just wasn’t fun to watch. Like, at all. On the “plus” side (maybe), they’re detachable, so you can play with them while lying down on your couch. Something that they conveyed with Yoshiaki Koizumi just lying down on a couch, which can’t be good for your arms.

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