The law firm Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith has filed a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo over the Switch's Joy-Con notorious drifting problems.
This issue has been plaguing users since the hybrid console launched, and it's getting worse by the day.
As reported earlier by GoNintendo, the offices of Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith made the case based on "claims relating to alleged defects in the Joy-Con controllers." According to the complaint, the Joy-Cons are "defective, leading users to experience drift issues."
For the uninitiated, drifting is when the Joy-Con is inputting a movement command even though the joystick isn't being moved by the player at all. This, of course, affects gameplay and the overall experience.
It might not seem that serious at first glance, but instances of the problem have been widespread enough that they constitute a serious issue.
Nintendo still hasn't addressed it, even though the hardware has been available for more than two years already.
The issue was brought under the spotlight again when a Reddit user posted about their woes regarding the Joy-Con drift issue.
Many other Switch owners also chimed in, saying they're also experiencing the same problems. Soon enough, news outlets picked up on the story and put it front and center.
In particular, one Reddit user says that they have eight Joy-Cons but only had two that don't exhibit the drift issue.
Another says that their Joy-Con also drifts, particularly the left joystick.
"My left stick drifts too. Whenever I hear about this, it always seems to be the left one," they say.
Users have also taken to Twitter to voice out their complaints:
Most expensive controller in the world yet so fragile it breaks under the delicate touch of a lesbian. #JoyCon #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/LmoFbqXcV5 — Warm Safflina (@warmsafflina) July 20, 2019
Imagine owning a handheld console and not being able to use the handheld function because of drift. It's honestly so frustrating that I can't play Mario Maker 2 while I'm handheld, as a Nintendo fan I'm disappointed.@NintendoAmerica @Nintendo#joycondrift #JoyCon #NintendoSwitch — TonyPizzaPasta (@ScuntingScunts) July 19, 2019
I have six #JoyCon controllers and they all drift. What's up @NintendoAmerica #Switch — Iver Baronia (@N1NJAPiRATE) July 18, 2019