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    Nintendo is facing yet another legal fight over the Switch's Joy-Cons. After dealing with filings in both Europe and the United States, it's now Canada's turn. Lambert Avocat is a Quebec law firm that has just filed a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo over Joy-Con drift, claiming that the defect goes against the Consumer Protection Act. Joy-Con drift continues to be a rampant issue for the company, which is in the midst of multiple lawsuits regarding the controllers, in Washington and Illinois, where cases have headed to arbitration, as well as France and the UK. Currently, this latest case is awaiting approval from the court, and if it moves on, the class action lawsuit hopes to obtain compensation for affected users.

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  3. SkittleDash

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    Nintnedo just can't catch a break. I'd hate to be them right now.
     
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    Crazynoob458 Idiot wii and ds hacker, also goddamn Riolu
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    have them get guilty
    have then refund all joy cons
    this is shit where is satoru iwata
     
  6. eyeliner

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    Rolling in his grave, the poor man. Though the Switch was conceived in his lifetime.
     
  7. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son
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    they are fixing joycons with no troubles though. i agree they should get in trouble for this but they still fixed two of mine and one of the issues was a broken trigger, my son clearly snapped it off the motherboard. they sent me a brand new one to replace.

    also the repair is about $4 and maybe 45 minutes of time.
     
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  8. AmandaRose

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    I have had 3 left joycons in the last 2 years develop drift. I finally decided to buy a 3rd party version instead. Went with the Gioteck JC-20 which is half the price of official Joycons and I find them to be way more comfortable than the official ones.
     
  9. NoNAND

    NoNAND Give me back my legions!
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    Thus is what greed leads to
     
  10. Xzi

    Xzi GBAtemp's Resident Plok Expert
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    As deserved as these lawsuits are, they're gonna take years to resolve, and those who have been affected will be lucky to get $10 each. Maybe even in the form of an eShop gift card.

    If you play in handheld mode a lot, buy yourself a Hori Splitpad Pro. I'd recommend the same thing even if joy con drift didn't exist.
     
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    I mean, the real penalty isn't the refund, it's the millions in litigation sadly.
     
  12. Xzi

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    Perhaps. Nintendo surely has an army of lawyers on retainer at all times, so they'd be getting paid either way.
     
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    I was wondering about Motion Plus drift (I know, not a hardware defect).
    Why does the Wii U Gamepad NOT suffer from drift? Because of the gyro?
    Is it techically possible to have a Wiimote Plus without drift (if you add the thing Wii U Gamepads have)?
     
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    Nice, they deserve it.
     
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    For someone who has their hobbies in this field. The Joycon is quite finicky to work with, as there's quite a few ribbon cables and parts to disassemble. Furthermore it requires a semi-proprietary tri-wing screwdriver to open. I'd give them a pass if this was as easy as changing the buttons/joystick in something like an Xbox Elite controller, but the Joycon is way more complicated than that. I've had 3 other people straight up buy a new pair of Joycons due to this issue.
     
  16. osaka35

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    out of curiosity, did sony or microsoft ever get in trouble for the rrod/ylod issues?

    you're not wrong. lucky the left controller, the one with he drift issues, is the easier of the two to fix. I've replaced a few shells, and the right one always gives me a bit of trouble.
     
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  17. leon315

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    all controllers have this issues, include my DS4, xbox controllers, but why both $ony or M$ are not facing same lawsuit as Nintendo?
     
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    That's the pots becoming worn, it's litterally unavoidable and only happens after years of using a controller everyday whereas joycon drift happens quickly with minimal use.
     
  19. Retroboy

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    Lol at nintendo for been dirty cheap fucks, whats worse is how cheap the joycon and console rails are as ive seen loads that keep disconnecting while connected to the console.
     
  20. Bladexdsl

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    too fucking bad they deserve it them joycons ARE A SHODDY FUCKING DISGRACE!!
     
  21. DJPlace

    DJPlace the hater of something i can't recall.
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    i never used a joy-con so i can't say much about em..... does the switch lite get drift?
     
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