Joy-Con drift has been an ongoing topic throughout the Switch’s life, but Nintendo is reportedly arguing it “isn’t a real problem” and “hasn’t caused anyone any inconvenience”. Ouch!
This is all according to the US law firm Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith (CSK&D), who is now supposedly calling on consumers who previously contacted them (via email), to provide video accounts detailing how Joy-Con drift has personally impacted their experience with the Nintendo Switch.
“Thank you for contacting our law firm about the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Drift litigation. We are working on putting together a montage of video clips from Nintendo Switch owners such as yourself as a way to give voice to the joy-con drift issues you’ve experienced. This will be helpful to us in responding to Nintendo’s arguments about how this isn’t a real problem or hasn’t caused anyone any inconvenience.
“In an effort to humanize and demonstrate these issues and their impact on consumers, it would be helpful to our prosecution of the case if you would submit a short (90 seconds or less) video to us describing your experience with the Joy-Con drift on your controllers.”
It’s all tied to the firm filing a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo in July 2019, for “claims relating to alleged defects” in Switch controllers, and accusing the video game giant of unfair and deceptive practices.
CSK&D wants all video accounts by 16th October and plans to share them with Nintendo’s attorneys and representatives.
When he’s not paying off a loan to Tom Nook, Liam likes to report on the latest Nintendo news and admire his library of video games. His favourite Nintendo character used to be a guitar-playing dog, but nowadays he prefers to hang out with Judd the cat.
Thats what the money maker said to the the spender. edit: I mean do that not here me yelling about be some how getting my joycon fix during a covid. Edit: now I know were they get the name joycon the joy is its fun and partys, its great little ver of the wii remote, I can break them a part or make it a controller, cons: joycon drift.
This was the theory I had before. The reason they haven’t done anything about it is because of the lawsuits. Fixing the problem would be used as an admission of wrongdoing.Catch-22 nightmare.
Never experienced it on switch or switch lite. But I often use pro controller or Hori split pads so I’m not really a good sample.
I’ve owned consoles before and mu controller wore out. I usually bought another instead of taking the company to court. Man, I’ve been doing it wrong.
Never had a problem with my Switch if I’m honest. And as I’ve had it day one, if I did start to drift, I would assume they need replacing…again, not via a law suit.
Didn’t Nintendo of Japan president Shuntaro Furakawa come out recently and say that he recognizes joycon drift is a problem? Or am I just remembering incorrectly?
Just repaired mine with cheap 10$ kit from amazon that came with 3 spare joysticks… I hate that the joycons are sooo poorly designed but I love my Switch too dearly to hold a grudge at Nintendo… But I do hope newer hardware versions (pro next year?) will not have the same issues !
I’ve had some drift on the first set of joy-con that came with my launch Switch. What I’m mostly experiencing though is unresponsiveness, connection issues and joy con just randomly turning off, all with the dock and Switch in plain sight, in front of my tv. Very annoying.
@Snatcher Thank God! Now that Nintendo has retracted their statement, this surely means my Joycons have stopped drifting!
It’s a shame that the Joy-Con have the durability of a cheap third party knockoff controller because aside from that they’re great controllers, I love the design of them and their functionality. Just don’t love how quickly I seem to go through them before needing to fix/repair them due to drift or some other random issue that I have little to no control over.
It’s too bad an otherwise great console is tainted by this one issue that I believe could be fixed if Nintendo would only put the neccesary effort into it. One thing is for sure: not buying a pro model until it’s confirmed these issues are fixed. We’re three and a half years in, come on Nintendo.
Ah, yes, it isn’t a real problem when we’ve had to send all of our Joy-Con in at least once AND one time, one was completely replaced. Nope. Not one bit.
Never had this happen with any other Nintendo system, though my Wii U GamePad has loose sticks and some of our GameCube controllers have stiff joysticks.
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