9 Year Old Boy Sues Nintendo For Joy-Con Drift

9 Year Old Boy Sues Nintendo For Joy-Con Drift

A 9 year old boy in California is suing Nintendo for $5 Million with some help from his mother. The lawsuit alleges Nintendo has not done enough to address the problem of Joy-Con drift. This is the phenomenon where Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers for the Switch console cause on screen characters to drift even when the controller is not being touched. Nintendo publicly acknowledged the problem in July of 2019 but it seems to be as old as the Switch itself. The lawsuit states, ‚ÄúNintendo continues to market and sell the Products with full knowledge of the defect and without disclosing the Joy-Con Drift defect to consumers in its marketing, promotion, or packaging.” It’s not as crazy as it sounds. There are established consumer cases where manufacturers failing to disclose known issues – that may prevent a consumer from buying a product – have held up in court.

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