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

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  1. seseiSeki

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    This is the first time I heard about this "Joy Con Drift" problem. But it seems to be a big thing.
    The only issue I experience, is a laggy right Joy Con. Sometimes, especially when playing Mario Kart, my right Joy Con would eat my ZR presses, leaving me unable to drift.
     
  2. Clydefrosch

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    Vultures jumping on some nonsense.

    Nintendo replaces faulty joycons, I have yet to hear about drifting sticks out of the box, there is nothing to lawsuit against here.
     
  3. Shiranui-san

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    Hope the lawyers include phantom inputs from Pro Controller D-pad as well.
    Nintendo, who recently said that they want to reinvent next-gen controller..... :unsure:
     
  4. DKB

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    I sold my switch while back. However, I personally never had this issue. But, damn, I've seen a lot talking about this. I'm glad this is being done. But, jesus, this is an extreme case over messed up controllers.
     
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    About time. I was fully expecting them to come out with a position about this upon announcement of the new models, but Nintendo without Iwata is just a JOKE.

    False. Most JoyCons start drifting just over a year after use, and then they want 40 fucking dollars to replace the stick. Thieves.
     
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  6. MAXLEMPIRA

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    Well... yeah, I had to fix my left Joy-Con, yesterday I bought I new Switch for my nieces, let’s see if it has been solved or if it has the same problem. In meanwhile, I’ll sign this lawsuite.
     
  7. Captain_N

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    game publishers releasing Beta version games as finished products is more destructive then joy-con drift. That law firm should do a class action lawsuit against publishers that release beta-ware are complete...
     
  8. Veho

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  9. retrofan_k

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    Yep, couldn't agree more. I was a QA tester for 5 years (2000-2005) for a major company and everything had to be tight as possible before consumer release.

    Now it's pure lazyness on dev/pubs part and the consumers are the testers.
     
  10. samcambolt270

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    My joycon started drifting literally a month after I got my switch. I can't afford to buy a new set of joycons, and I would prefer not to have to, considering it's definitely just going to happen again. I'm hoping this lawsuit goes through, but I doubt I still have my receipt to actually prove I bought it.
     
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  11. nero99

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    I must be one of the lucky few. Still have my launch day joycons with no drifting at all
     
  12. notimp

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    Planned obsolescence is at least likely. With the price of replacement joycons, and Nintendo not acting on the issue.

    If you play mostly in handheld maybe buy a hori joycon to ease the wear and tare ( https://www.amazon.co.uk/Official-Nintendo-Licensed-Version-Switch/dp/B07FSR93MQ/ ) on the left stick.

    It has no rumble, and no bluetooth. But it has a proper digipad, a propper stick that doesnt seem to suffer from the issue, and its comparatively cheap. It also lowers the weight of the switch which makes me wish Nintendo would have licensed them a right side Joycon version as well. I use it probably 95% of the time.

    Or get into replacing the joysticks yourself if the problem arises - which might be the most cost effective way to combat it.
     
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  13. HinaNaru Cutie

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    My fucking gosh i am SO glad that they are getting a possible lawsuit for there cruddy ass joycon sticks :/. Seriously, my bestie legit bought me a switch as a gift -new one, and the damn joycon ended up getting a joycon drift out of the blue. -I legit thought that myabe it was me? But, nope.. -_-" apparently this is a constant problem on nintendo switch freaking joycons. Ugh -it's so annoying cause to actually fix this is either; take it apart yourself or buy a new one, and i have had this switch for one year now, and i cannot afford a damn 40$ joycon >:v shits expensive as fck. So, i am just trying to use it, and make it work until i can get money to buy a dang joycon since i cannot fix it myself.

    I would love to fix it, but cannot do so.
     
  14. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    They can't. Trust, it really is for reasons.
    With the new Switch units, it will be fixed.
     
  15. kumikochan

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    When did MS had faulty controllers ? I don't remember that at all
     
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  16. pedro702

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    my joycons are fine and i have a launch day switch lol.
     
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  17. RedBlueGreen

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    You can bet I'll be filling that out. My second pair of joycons the right stick drifts now as well, and it does it really badly too. So all my joycons drift except one.
    You can bet I'll be filling that out. My second pair of joycons the right stick drifts now as well, and it does it really badly too. So all my joycons drift except one.
    I could care less about getting any money out of it. I just want Nintendo to be held responsible for their product which has known issues like that since launch, and still has those issues. I would honestly rather see Nintendo forced to repair a pair of joycons per person even if they're out of warranty.

    These are $80/pair controllers, so replacing them is expensive.
     
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  18. Pixen

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    I hope we get a 10€ coupon for the eshop. Not because I don't have issues because I don't treat any device like trash. But because I don't treat any device like hot trash.
     
  19. CorpseFlower

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    Elite controller had a sorta bad launch idk if it is a problem anymore it seems they fixed it.

    I personally like Microsoft controllers other then its bad dpad on 360 but 360 controller from 2011 till work perfectly fine today other than rubber worn down and same for my GC controller from 03.
    I feel like Nintendo designers just don't put as much effort anymore. Like the joycons have flat remote kind of design so they can split among 2 people.
    But the switch lite has flat back and it makes no sense it cant be docked and it meant to be held in hand so no effort was made for grip comfort.
    I also feel the joystick drift maybe due to internal size of joystick being small so it becomes more fragile.
     
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  20. RedBlueGreen

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    My Switch stays in the case when not in use, and I've never thrown or hit a joycon with any serious force, but I have 3 drifting joycons.
     
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