March 1, 2021

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Canadian firm files fresh class-action lawsuit against Nintendo over Joy-Con Drift

Nintendo is facing yet another class-action lawsuit for Joy-Con drift.

On 15th January, Canadian firm Lambert Avocat Inc. filed an application to be permitted to bring a class action suit against Nintendo in a bid to “obtain a compensation for all Québec consumers who bought the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite gaming systems, as well as Joy-Con and Nintendo Switch Pro controllers”.

The paperwork says that “goods purchased must be fit for the purposes for which goods of that kind are ordinarily used and must be durable in normal use for a reasonable length of time”, and therefore Joy-Con drift – the seemingly common experience of finding your controller not responding properly to analogue stick controls, or suddenly controlling itself – constitutes “an important, serious, and hidden defect”.

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