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Nintendo Is Apparently Arguing That Joy-Con Drift “Isn’t A Real Problem”

Nintendo Is Apparently Arguing That Joy-Con Drift “Isn’t A Real Problem”

A class-action lawsuit continues to debate who is responsible for fixing Joy-Cons

Imogen Mellor

Imogen Mellor

If you're one of the many, many people who own a Nintendo Switch then you might be more than familiar with Joy-Con drift. Although the name sounds pretty cute, it's commonly talked about as one of the major annoyances and drawbacks of owning or using Nintendo's console.

If you're unfamiliar, it's based on the Joy-Cons (the controllers) putting in phantom inputs. So although you may not be touching a pad or the controller, the console thinks you're using one of the two sticks. The result is your Switch moving your avatar sometimes to its death, scrolling infinitely through menus, and generally being a bit of a nuisance.

If the drift is light, it might not feel like a massive issue, however, when you're trying to play something more precise or you just like having full control of your character, Joy-Con drift can make some games unplayable.

This new comment about the drift not being a "real problem" stems from a lawsuit that has been ongoing. The US law firm Chimicles Schwartz Kriner and Donaldson-Smith is heading up complaints from consumers and helping them argue that the drift should be fixed by Nintendo for free or that Nintendo should be replacing broken Joy-Cons for no extra charge.

The lawsuit has come up once again because CSK&D is asking for videos from those that have experienced drift to exemplify the problem further. Showing Nintendo that the issue affects many Switch players is likely to at least give the company something to think about.

The letter from CSK&D has been shared on Reddit and the first paragraph ends in saying sharing evidence of drift "will be helpful to us in responding to Nintendo's arguments about how this isn't a real problem or hasn't caused anyone any inconvenience". This letter hints that Nintendo is seriously telling CSK&D that Joy-Con drift isn't their issue - which some players will definitely disagree with.

The rest of the letter asks for short videos to be sent to the firm's email address, where customers are talking about their experience with Joy-Con drift with descriptions of how it has affected them and their view of Nintendo. It'll have to be seen if this helps the case at all.

Featured Image Credit: Nintendo

Topics: Switch, Nintendo