8 year kid and her mother sues Nintendo US $5 Million for faulty Joy-Con controller

In the last couple of years, Nintendo Switch has become one of the most popular consoles but it had also faced some fierce legal lawsuits. One of the heated legal lawsuits against the company was due to major flaws in the Joy-Con controller.

Just to let you know, Nintendo Switch owners have been experiencing an unusual ‘drift’ issue with their controllers for quite a while. This typical hardware glitch is causing the analog sticks of the Joy-Con controllers to randomly move around and input commands in games even when the user is not moving them.

According to the latest news, now, due to this problem, an 8 year-old kid has decided to sue the company because he could not play his favorite games.

Back in December 2018, Luz Sanchez, a resident of northern California had bought the Nintendo Switch for her 8 year old son. After using the hand held console for a month, the kid started experiencing issues with his Joy-Con controller.

Very soon after starting to face these small issues, the console got inoperable. After this incident, Sanchez bought her son another pair of controllers to play his favorite games but unfortunately, the second pair also suffered the same fate within a matter of just seven months which led Sanchez to file a complaint against Nintendo alongside her son.

According to the legal papers, Sanchez filed the case against the company along with his son. All the legal documents mention Sanchez’s son as a minor. It is estimated that the mother and son duo is expecting to receive over US $ 5 million from Nintendo.

Sanchez’s lawyer states that the Kyoto based gaming console maker, Nintendo “has had a financial motive to conceal the defect, as it did not want to stop selling the products, and/or would need to expend a significant amount of money to cure the defect.”

If you are a Nintendo Switch owner yourself and you are planning to buy a new pair of Joy-Con controllers then give it a second thought because the chance of receiving a pair of potentially defective controllers is pretty high as this issue is a widespread one. As of now, if you are looking for controllers for your Nintendo Switch then it would be better to get some Joy-Con alternatives from some third party manufacturer.