A law firm has begun an investigation for a class action lawsuit on Nintendo over Joy-Con drift

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Joy-Con connectivity issues have plagued Nintendo Switch owners since the launch of the console, more than two years ago. Recently, Joy-Con drift has become a topic of interest once more, due to fans vocally expressing their disappointment. With no real solution in sight, it appears that a law firm is stepping in to see if they can make things happen. The law firm, called Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP, is a three-decade old institution that focuses on class action lawsuits. According to CSK&D, they have begun an investigation into a possible class-action lawsuit against Nintendo for selling faulty Joy-Cons that have phantom input and interfere with gaming.

You can fill out the form in the link below to offer your personal experiences with your Joy-Cons to help give the firm more information to work with. If enough reports come in, then CSK&D will move forward with their lawsuit. Whether this will result in a solution or even make it to court is unclear, but the threat of legal action could perhaps spur Nintendo into coming up with a fix or revision for future Joy-con releases.

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@cucholix @ploggy let's settle this once and for all!
Fuck off, Nintendo, and your cheap-ass sticks!
It's finally time for someone to put them in their place.

How does it feel being sued, huh, Nintendo?
Got a taste of the same medicine that Nintendo loves so much.
Hope they get their asses kicked as karma for what they've done to fan projects and the emulation scene.
 
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Well, I'm still having no problems with my launch day joycons, but the majority of my play time is in docked mode, and I might very well be in the minority. Regardless, I don't expect much to come from this, as the payouts for Nvidia's GTX 970 VRAM fiasco were only about $30 per person. With a product as (relatively) inexpensive as the joycons, people can look forward to maybe a $10 reimbursement, and that's only if the case wins, and only after a couple years.
 

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Well, I'm still having no problems with my launch day joycons, but the majority of my play time is in docked mode, and I might very well be in the minority. Regardless, I don't expect much to come from this, as the payouts for Nvidia's GTX 970 VRAM fiasco were only about $30 per person. With a product as (relatively) inexpensive as the joycons, people can look forward to maybe a $10 reimbursement, and that's only if the case wins, and only after a couple years.
I think rather than get a $1.50 credit, people should be looking for this to get Nintendo's attention and generate enough bad PR for them to change their Joy-Cons, assuming they are actually faulty.
 

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Don't companies have QA testing who actually, IDK, test these before they get released? How freaking hard is it to test?
Sometimes these things just happen. The DualShock 4 has notably horrendous triggers on the early models, and the first X360's were known to RROD. What matters is that they were fixed, eventually.
 

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Sometimes these things just happen. The DualShock 4 has notably horrendous triggers on the early models, and the first X360's were known to RROD. What matters is that they were fixed, eventually.

True, but still, I don't seem to recall MS or Sony being sued for faulty controllers.
 
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I think rather than get a $1.50 credit, people should be looking for this to get Nintendo's attention and generate enough bad PR for them to change their Joy-Cons, assuming they are actually faulty.
True, and it is about to become a much bigger headache for Nintendo if they aren't using higher quality components for the Switch Lite. Sticks that quickly develop drift would render the entire unit unusable.
 

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