Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Drift Problem Leads To Class Action Lawsuit
Nintendo Switch users are increasingly facing problems regarding their Joy-Con controllers. The analog sticks can start to drift on its own which leads to the controller making random inputs when playing games.
This problem with Joy-Con analog sticks apparently hasn’t been fixed yet. As the age of Joy-Con and their use continues to increase, it can occur at some point. It is random and hard to figure out the probability of this occurring but there has been an increasing frequency of users who are complaining about it.
This has led to the law firm Chimicles Schwartz Kriner (CSK&D) putting into motion a Class Action Investigation against Nintendo and they have put up a signup form on their website urging those who are experiencing this problem to let them know about it.
CSK&D is investigating a potential class action based upon reports that the Nintendo Joy-Con controller for their Nintendo Switch gaming console can experience joystick drift issues. Specifically, it is reported that the joystick on the Joy-Con will automatically register movement when the joystick is not being controlled and interfere with gameplay.
Nintendo had recently announced two new hardware revisions for the Nintendo Switch. First up is the Switch Lite, which is a portable only handheld based on the same concept as the regular Switch. It doesn’t play on the big screen and can’t be used with a dock.
Second is a better battery life version of the Switch hardware. While Switch Lite will be released in September and retail for $199, the second hardware revision for Switch is expected in mid-August and will cost the same as the regular Switch.