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Nintendo now facing Switch Joy-Con drift lawsuit in Canada

This is on top of the legal action the company is facing in the US and Europe.

Japanese platform holder, Nintendo, is now facing a Switch Joy-Con lawsuit in Canada.

As spotted by IGN, Quebec-based law firm Lambert Avocat has started recruiting for a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo over the infamous issue with the Switch controllers as of January 15. The organisation says that Joy-Con Drift "constitutes an important, serious and hidden defect."

"Hence, Nintendo failed to mention an important fact in a representation made to a consumer: the quality of its products, which is a key element likely to affect the consumer’s informed decision in purchasing a product," it wrote on its website.

Joy-Con Drift has become a real problem for Nintendo. In July 2019, law firm Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith filed a class action against the company over errors with the Switch's controllers. A few months later in September 2019, this case was opened up to those who owned the Switch Lite console, too.

That summer, a leaked Nintendo memo instructed support staff to repair Joy-Cons with drift issues free of charge, no matter if the hardware was under warranty or not.

In the wake of the lawsuit being filed, Jeremy Peel wrote for VG247 that this threatened to be Nintendo's Red Ring of Death, a reference to the infamous and critical error faced by the Xbox 360. In June 2020, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa apologised for the Joy-Con issues that users were experiencing.

At the time of writing, Nintendo is facing at least four lawsuits in the USA, while the company is being sued by a French consumer organisation, with several European countries jointly investigating the Joy-Con Drift issue.

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