Law Firm Seeks Joy-Con Drift Videos from Gamers for Class Action Lawsuit

Published: October 2, 2020 4:22 PM /


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The law firm of Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith is seeking videos from gamers for a Joy-Con drift lawsuit in order to build a montage that demonstrates the severity of the issue.

"Joy-Con drift" is an issue reported by some Nintendo Switch users where the analog stick will cause movement in an incorrect direction. For example, a player might push the analog stick to the left and a character in the game would move to the right instead. Sometimes, Joy-Con drift also causes constant motion in a direction while the analog stick is not being touched.

Naturally, inaccurate controls would be a problem for any gamer. Nintendo has reportedly been remedying the issue for free, but that requires gamers to mail in their Joy-Cons to get them fixed.

Now, the law firm of Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith is continuing with the Joy-Con drift lawsuit that was announced last year — but it needs your help

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How to Contribute to the Joy-Con Drift Lawsuit

An e-mail was posted to the Nintendo Switch subreddit which details the request from the law firm regarding the Joy-Con Drift Lawsuit. This e-mail asks gamers to record short clips of 90 seconds or less that demonstrate the severity of the Joy-Con drift issue.

Ideally, the videos should contain the following according to the e-mail reportedly sent out by the law firm:

  • Begin by identifying why you originally purchased the Switch, or any relevant details about your background as a longstanding Nintendo fan (if applicable).
  • Describe all of the problems or issues you experienced related with the drift problem on your Joy Con controllers.
  • If you’ve had multiple repairs and have had to contact Nintendo several times, please explain whether it was successful in the end. Please provide any details about how long you estimate having to spend on the phone with them, how many replacement Joy Cons you received, and whether any of those failed again (and if so what happened).
  • If you want Nintendo to know how this has affected your confidence in the Nintendo brand or the likelihood that you would ever buy another Nintendo product again, you are free to convey those feelings.

Anyone who would like to contribute their video to the Joy-Con drift lawsuit should follow the above tips and e-mail it to by Friday, October 16, 2020.

What do you think of the Joy-Con drift lawsuit? Have you experienced Joy-Con drift yourself? Let us know in the comments below!

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