Since the release of the Nintendo Switch, users have been experiencing issues with Joy-Con drift. It’s resulted in multiple lawsuits and now another has been filed in the US.
This latest one is based on a minor who experienced repeated drift issues with three pairs of Joy-Cons – even after getting them fixed by Nintendo on multiple occasions. The same lawsuit includes a detailed technical breakdown of the Joy-Con by an “expert” – who says Joy-Con drift is caused by wear on interior pads within the controller.
The lawyers for the plaintiff allege Nintendo is aware of this issue but is not properly informing customers – citing consumer advocacy investigations in certain parts of Europe and the Nintendo president’s apology related to ongoing Joy-Con problems.
The lawsuit alleges this is unlawful, deceptive, and fraudulent conduct by Nintendo.