Yesterday, we found out a law firm located in the United States was preparing to file a class action lawsuit against Nintendo, based on reports the Joy-Con controllers for the Switch can experience "drift" issues.
Now, in the latest development, the lawsuit against Nintendo of America has been officially filed by the law offices of Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith for "claims relating to alleged defects" in the Switch controllers. This follows on from the firm asking anyone experiencing drift issues to contact its attorneys.
Here's the full update, from the firm's website:
CSK&D has filed a class action lawsuit against Nintendo of America, Inc. (“Nintendo”) for claims relating to alleged defects in the Joy-Con controllers that are part of Nintendo Switch gaming consoles. The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, alleges that the joysticks on Joy-Con controllers are defective, leading users to experience drift issues. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the joystick on the Joy-Con controllers will automatically register movement when the joystick is not being controlled by the user and interfere with gameplay. The complaint, filed on behalf of purchasers of Switches and Joy-Con controllers, brings claims under various consumer protection statutes as well as various warranty and common law claims.
The complaint documents Switch owners who have previously experienced drift issues with Nintendo's Joy-Con controllers and contains user comments from various video game and social media websites. Visit the firm's website to view the PDF version of the complaint.
Nintendo of America has not released a statement about the lawsuit at this point in time.