Nintendo Responds to Joy-Con Lawsuit

Have you been feeling a weird movement in your Nintendo Switch games while using your Joy-Cons? Well you’re not the only one. Many reports through Nintendo forums, Reddit and other gaming forums have complained that the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons are defective due to unintentional in-game drifting with the analog sticks.

The lawsuit was finally filed last Friday via the United States District Court in Washington by the law offices of Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith (CSK&D). The lawsuit was filed done on behalf of Ryan Diaz. He purchased a Nintendo Switch back in 2017 and noticed the issues 11 months in. After sending the controllers to Nintendo to fix, the issue resurfaced after 3 months. He also noticed this issue in recently purchased Joy-Con controllers.

Now Nintendo has finally responded. Although they have not responded regarding the class action lawsuit in the US, a spokesperson from the UK told Eurogamer:

“At Nintendo, we take great pride in creating quality products and we are continuously making improvements to them. We are aware of recent reports that some Joy-Con controllers are not responding correctly. We want our consumers to have fun with Nintendo Switch, and if anything falls short of this goal we always encourage them to visit so we can help.”

So no real solution from Nintendo just yet. Hopefully they will be able to solve this manufacturing issue in the near future for future Joy-Cons. Whether Nintendo can reimburse all the people on the lawsuit with new Joy-Cons is debatable.

If you want to join the lawsuit, you can sign up on the link below.

Diaz v. Nintendo of America Inc., 2:19-cv-01116 (W.D. Wash.)




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