Since Nintendo Switch launched in 2017 there have been growing concerns regarding the console’s controllers. The Joy-Cons, as they’re called, seemed to have a “drift” problem where on-screen characters would move without any directions being pushed. Nintendo was quiet when questioned on this. But it seems the silence spoke volumes.
The defect came to the attention of Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith (CSK&D), a Washington-based law firm by Switch owner Ryan Diaz. Diaz claimed that even though he sent the controllers for repair at Nintendo the problem returned with the new set a few months later. As a result, CSK&D has launched a class action lawsuit against the Japanese company citing “defective” hardware.