Nintendo responds to Joy-Con drift allegations


23, 2019

Recently, we reported on how a class action lawsuit had been filed against Nintendo America. The lawsuit revolved around the Joy-Con drift issue.

The drift issue is where the joystick on the Joy-Con assumes that it’s receiving some sort of input, even though nobody is touching it. This causes it to essentially develop a mind of its own, causing unintended effects in games.

There’s no actual official fix for the issue, meaning that your options consist of sending in your Joy-Cons for repair, purchasing a DIY kit and doing it yourself, or just giving up and buying brand new Joy-Cons.

In response to the Joy-Con drift allegations, a representative for Nintendo said the following to Kotaku:

“At Nintendo, we take great pride in creating quality products and we are continuously making improvements to them. We are aware of recent reports that some Joy-Con controllers are not responding correctly. We want our consumers to have fun with Nintendo Switch, and if anything falls short of this goal we always encourage them to visit so we can help.”

Kotaku also say that Nintendo “did not respond to a question from Kotaku regarding potential future fixes for the issue.”

If you’re a Joy-Con owner who’s experiencing drift issues and want to contact one of the attorneys involved in the Nintendo lawsuit, you can follow the link here to fill in a form.

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