Although the Nintendo Switch is still selling like sliced bread more than 3 years after its launch, the console is struggling with some problems. Nintendo is currently on trial for one thing – but according to the manufacturer, that's hardly worth mentioning.
Joy-Con drift on the Switch: Nintendo showed its understanding
The Nintendo Switch inspires gamers all over the world. Whether mobile or stationary on the television – despite its age, the console is in greater demand than ever. But since it went on sale 3.5 years ago, the Switch has been struggling with a problem that drives many gamers crazy: Joy-Con drift. After a while, the analog sticks on the switch controller start sending small inputs to the consoles, which are not made by the player.
By the middle of the year, Nintendo had actually admitted its mistake, apologized to the players and offered a free repair – but the subject is far from off the table. A class action lawsuit against Nintendo is still pending in the United States, denouncing exactly this problem.
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Player vs. Nintendo: The Joy-Con drift "is not a real problem"
According to the plaintiffs' attorneys, the Joy-Con drift for Nintendo is “not a real problem” and “did not cause anyone any trouble”, as an email shows that was shared on Reddit. To prove the opposite to the court and Nintendo, the plaintiffs' lawyers are now calling on customers to send them short videos showing the problems of the Joy-Con drift in action.
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The plaintiff does not seem to be primarily looking for damages, but hopes to be able to induce Nintendo in this way to reconsider and revise the design of the Joy-Cons. However, it will be some time before a judgment is reached in the event of a dispute or an agreement can be reached between the two sides. GIGA will keep you up to date as soon as there is news.