Joy-Con Drifting Has Sprung Up A Class Action Lawsuit Investigation

Joy-Con drift has become such an issue that a law firm is looking into the possibility of a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo.

July 20, 2019

Since the release of the Switch way back in March of 2017, the console was immediately met with love and admiration. Critics and players around the world have been buying them at record paces. Now that Nintendo has introduced a Switch Lite, I do not think that historic pace will stop anytime soon. However, there has been a lingering issue that players have had to deal with since launch: Joy-Con drifting.

For those of you unaware what Joy-Con drifting is, it is essentially what it sounds like. The Joy-Con perceives that the thumbstick is slowly being moved when in reality it isn’t. The problem is so apparent that the Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith law firm is looking into the problem to see if a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo is possible. This would mean that all Switch owners experiencing the issue could potentially get a settlement if they were to win the possible case.

This wouldn’t be the first class-action lawsuit in the gaming ecosystem. When Sony was hacked way back in 2011, they lost a class action lawsuit and offered free PS3 and PSP titles, free themes, free subscriptions to PSN (three months for first comers and one month for those that file later on), free Music Unlimted subscriptions and free SOE Station Cash.

Now I am not entirely sure if this Joy-Con drifting issue is so widespread that a class-action lawsuit is viable. However, everyone who I know that has experienced the issue has told me that Nintendo will work correct the issue if they are returned. Yet, that still costs money to ship them in.

If you would like to share your experience with the law firm you can so right here.

Grant Huff

Grant Huff is a writer at DualShockers located out of Houston. He is a computer science graduate from Texas State University. When he is not playing or covering video games, he is most likely eating pizza.

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