Nintendo is facing a class-action lawsuit over a Joy-Con design issue

By James O'Connor, Monday, 22 July 2019 06:08 GMT

A law firm in the US is filing a lawsuit against Nintendo for the Joy-Con’s ‘drifting’ issues.

As reported by Go Nintendo, the law office of Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith is filing a class action lawsuit against Nintendo, citing a common problem for many users.

Joy-Con ‘drift’ is when the sticks on the little controllers start to automatically drift in one direction after extended use. Sometimes this issue can be fixed with calibration, but many users report that their Joy-Cons have become unusable over time.

CSK&D was seeking testimonials from the public before moving forward, and has now decided to file their suit.

The full thirty page complaint can be viewed here.

“CSK&D has filed a class action lawsuit against Nintendo of America, Inc. (“Nintendo”) for claims relating to alleged defects in the Joy-Con controllers that are part of Nintendo Switch gaming consoles”, their website reads. “The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, alleges that the joysticks on Joy-Con controllers are defective, leading users to experience drift issues.”

“Specifically, the complaint alleges that the joystick on the Joy-Con controllers will automatically register movement when the joystick is not being controlled by the user and interfere with gameplay. The complaint, filed on behalf of purchasers of Switches and Joy-Con controllers, brings claims under various consumer protection statutes as well as various warranty and common law claims.”

Players in the US looking to take part in this lawsuit can fill in their information on the firm’s website.

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