Nintendo Switch Lite Added To Lawsuit Over Controller Drift

Nintendo Switch Lite Added To Lawsuit Over Controller Drift

Earlier this year, it was reported that some Nintendo Switch owners were reporting that they were experiencing “drifting” with their Joy-Con controls. This led to a lawsuit over the problem. It was then recently revealed that there are some Nintendo Switch Lite owners who started experiencing the same issues.

Now it looks like the Switch Lite has since been added to the class-action lawsuit that was previously filed by Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith. According to the lawsuit, it alleged that Nintendo did not address the problem with the controllers which then found its way to the Switch Lite.

Some Nintendo Switch Lite Owners Are Already Reporting Control Drift Issues

Some Nintendo Switch Lite Owners Are Already Reporting Control Drift Issues

A couple of months ago, Nintendo officially announced the Nintendo Switch Lite. This is a cheaper and more portable version of the Switch, although for the most part it is still very much a Switch at its core. Unfortunately, it seems to have inherited some of the Switch’s problems as well.

In case you didn’t know, Switch owners have been reporting that they are experiencing “drift” issues with their Joy-Cons. What this means is that even when the player isn’t touching the control, the console will read it as the controls are moving which can interfere with gameplay. Now it seems that according to some user reports, the Switch Lite is experiencing similar issues as well.

Nintendo May Fix Joy-con Drift Free Even For Out Of Warranty Customers

Nintendo May Fix Joy-Con Drift Free Even For Out Of Warranty Customers


There have been quite a few reports recently about the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con drift. Many players have experienced that their joysticks are becoming unreliable and pointing them in random directions when they’re playing a game even when they haven’t been physically pushed. Nintendo hasn’t acknowledged that this is a defect yet but a new report claims that the company will fix Joy-Con drift for free even for customers who may be out of warranty.

There were reports that Nintendo could face a class action lawsuit over this so perhaps that’s why the company has decided to be proactive about this and fix the issue even for customers who may not be covered by warranty.

Nintendo Could Face Lawsuit Over The Joy-con 'drift' Issues

Nintendo Could Face Lawsuit Over The Joy-Con 'Drift' Issues

The lawyers at Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith have filed for a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo in the US, where they alleged that Nintendo sold the Joy-Cons despite knowing that there were issues with it. The lawsuit also alleges that Nintendo has violated California’s fraud laws along with state and federal warranty laws, and are seeking monetary damages.

Nintendo has since issued a statement to The Verge in which they say, “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 http://support.nintendo.com so we can help.”

Nintendo Switch Owners Are Reporting Issues Of Joy-con 'drift'

Nintendo Switch Owners Are Reporting Issues Of Joy-Con 'Drift'

Basically, there seems to be something wrong with the Joy-Cons in which even if the user is not touching the joystickers, the console will register it as moving. This was confirmed in a report by Kotaku’s Gita Jackson who wrote, “When I was in the combat screen, where the stick on the right Joy-Con controls the overhead angle of the camera, the camera angle would slowly drift until it was directly overhead.”

Jackson is not alone in experiencing this issue as other Kotaku staff members have similarly confirmed the issue themselves, along with many other gamers in a post on Reddit that got over 25,000 upvotes. While wear and tear seems to be the norm when it comes to hardware, some gamers claim to have only owned the console for a few months before the problems began to show.

Toyota Built An Avalon Trd Drift Car With A Handbrake

Toyota built an Avalon TRD drift car with a handbrake

The manual gear shifter isn't the only stick that's been disappearing from automobiles. With the market-wide adoption of the electronic parking brake, manual handbrakes have largely become part of history, as well. Toyota recently revived the handbrake, however, in an unexpected custom car built to drift – or, more accurately, slide.

Toyota team member and paralympic track and field athlete Jarryd Wallace wanted to create a surprise experience for his dad Jeff Wallace for Father's Day. Wallace settled on bringing pops to the track and sending him out for a hot lap with drifting specialist Ken Gushi. In an interesting twist, the chosen car was not a rear-wheel drive Supra or 86. Instead, it was a front-wheel drive Avalon TRD.

All-electric Toyota Ae86 Drift Car Is Actually Pretty Cool

All-Electric Toyota AE86 Drift Car Is Actually Pretty Cool

Many believe that electric propulsion will spell the end of exhilarating performance cars. Let this all-electric Toyota AE86 drift car teach you otherwise.

Built by U.S. engineer Omead Moinee, this AE86-generation Toyota Corolla features a 275-volt battery pack that delivers 330 lb-ft of torque at 200 rpm until roughly 4,000 rpm.

1995 Mitsubishi Fto Is Straight Out Of Tokyo Drift

1995 Mitsubishi FTO Is Straight Out Of Tokyo Drift

In 2006, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift brought into the mainstream a once-popular sub-culture of car tuning that saw vehicles fitted with the wildest chrome wheels, exhausts, paint schemes and interiors imaginable. This 1995 Mitsubishi FTO GPX currently up for grabs on Car Sales in Australia is one of the victims of that era.

Initially produced exclusively for the Japanese market and later exported to markets including the UK, Australia and New Zealand, the FTO was a popular front-wheel drive sports car that can now be purchased on the cheap.

Watching Lexus Cars Drift Around Fragile Crystal Is Super Stressful

Watching Lexus Cars Drift Around Fragile Crystal Is Super Stressful

Lexus has teamed up with drift world champion Rhys Millen to showcase the performance of its vehicles.

A new video has been released titled “The Crystal Gauntlet,” featuring the Lexus GS F, RC F and LC 500 doing stunts in a china shop full of Baccarat crystal. With Millen behind the wheel, the dozens of genuine Baccarat crystal pieces managed to stay intact and unharmed in the making of the video.

Toyota: Extreme Temperatures Forge New Drift Champion

Toyota: Extreme Temperatures Forge New Drift ChampionToyota ambassador Beau Yates has claimed the 2016-17 Hi-Tec Drift NSW All-Star Championship in a dominant performance.
Yates and his heavily modified Toyota 86 race car battled a fierce field of 21 drivers in extreme temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius on Sydney Motorsport Park's (SMSP) technical figure-eight circuit.