Earlier this year, the law firm Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith (CSK&D) filed a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo for the notorious “Joy-Con Drift” issue faced by many Switch owners. While the case hasn’t gone into full-swing yet, it looks like Nintendo could be sinking into hotter waters fast.
Some readers may recall that certain Switch Lite owners have also been experiencing analog stick drifting issues in their consoles – which were barely a week old. Well, CSK&D was reportedly quick to add these claims into its lawsuit, with complaints from social media such as:
“I beat Link’s Awakening over the weekend on my original Switch Lite system, I had only put like 20 something hours on it, and it started to show joy-con drift…Why is this happening earlier than with the [original] Switch?”
“I can’t believe it, my Nintendo Switch Lite is already drifting…I was playing BOTW and the camera kept moving without touching the analogue stick. I tried to calibrate and update the controllers but it was still the same.”
For now, it’s unclear how Nintendo will respond to these additional claims. While the company has offered free repairs for Joy-Con controllers in some regions, repairing Switch Lite consoles are another matter altogether.
We’ll report back as we hear more. Stay tuned.