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Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Analog Drift Lawsuits Are On Their Way To Dismissal

Lawsuits filed against the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con over analog stick drift are on their way to dismissal, based on the latest information.

According to a new report, two major lawsuits filed against Nintendo in the US over the claimed Switch Joy-Con analog stick drift issue are coming to a resolution. The Plaintiffs i.e. consumers and/or their parents, and the defendant i.e. Nintendo, in both cases have agreed to call for their dismissal.

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The class action lawsuits, referred to as “Diaz vs. Nintendo” and “Carbajal vs. Nintendo”, were filed in 2019 and 2020, respectively. They claimed that Nintendo had knowingly sold faulty controllers to consumers. Another case, “Sanchez vs. Nintendo”, was dropped in 2022. Nintendo admitted to Joy-Con issues in 2020 and offered free repairs, but contested the lawsuits, arguing that users were obligated to resolve disputes through private arbitration according to the Switch’s user agreement, instead of through class action lawsuits.

The dismissal of both cases bodes well for Nintendo, as the company moves towards the launch of its next console, dubbed the Switch 2. Shuntaro Furukawa, president of Nintendo, recently announced that the next console’s announcement will happen before the end of the current fiscal year. The company’s fiscal year ends in March, 2025, so the Switch successor is expected to be revealed before then.

Furukawa highlighted that it will have been over nine years since Nintendo announced the existence of the original Switch back in March, 2015. He mentioned that the company will also be holding a Nintendo Direct presentation this June, involving the Switch software lineup for the latter half of 2024. Furthermore, he cautioned that there will be no mention of the Nintendo Switch successor during that presentation. As such, fans ought to keep their expectations in check. Additionally, the Nintendo president highlighted the inevitable trend of further lengthening, complicating, and advancing game development in the future. 

Muhammad Ali Bari

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