Drifting can take two different forms. The first one is hip and very well-liked in Tokyo, while the second one kind of stinks and is despised all over the world. Of course, I’m referring to stick drift on your controllers or Joy-analog Con’s sticks.
Because you never know when it will impact your controller – sometimes even within months of purchasing it – stick drift is probably the most frequent yet most unpleasant problem you can experience.
Two American families attempted to sue Nintendo in March of last year over the Joy-Con drift problem with their Switch. The mothers had the lawsuit filed in their children’s names after learning that they could not properly launch the complaint.
Despite the fact that Nintendo had launched a program to repair Joy-Cons for free, all of this happened. Therefore, it appeared as though they were attempting to make a rapid profit.
It turns out, however, that it made no difference because Nintendo has now prevailed in the litigation due to the Switch’s End User License Agreement (thanks, NintendoLife). The EULA effectively prohibits the product owner from suing the business.
The parents attempted to claim that the children could not be bound by the EULA because of their young age, but Nintendo was successful in winning the lawsuit since it was determined that the parents were the true owners of the system.
It’s unclear what these parents were trying to accomplish by using one of the most prosperous businesses in the world, which undoubtedly has hundreds of attorneys on retainer. You’d need a fairly strong attorney to take Nintendo to court given that the corporation has aggressively pursued anyone found utilizing its licensed products in a manner that it disapproves of.
The UK-based watchdog ‘Which?’ criticized Nintendo for the Joy-Con drift problem in December of last year. It was suggested that Nintendo carry out a thorough internal investigation to determine how such a problem was permitted to occur in addition to offering a “no fuss” repair or replacement policy.