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

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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.

The « Joy-Con Drift » constitutes an important, serious and hidden defect, because:

  • the consumers wouldn’t have brought the defective gaming systems or controllers or wouldn’t have paid such high price, had they known their reduced product lifespan because of the defect;
  • the defect prevents the products in performing a function for which they were bought for and causes inconvenience to consumers;
  • the defect was not revealed by Nintendo;
  • the consumers were not able to detect the default through an ordinary examination of the products.

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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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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.
 

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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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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.
I mean, the real penalty isn't the refund, it's the millions in litigation sadly.
 

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

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.
 

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

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.

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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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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all controllers have this issues, include my DS4, xbox controllers, but why both $ony or M$ are not facing same lawsuit as Nintendo?
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.
 
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