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 Just Gave A Plane Full Of People Free Nintendo Switch Consoles

Nintendo Just Gave A Plane Full Of People Free Nintendo Switch Consoles

For most of us, flying to our destinations isn’t always the most enjoyable experience. There is turbulence, food that doesn’t always taste great, inconsiderate seatmates, and so on. However, it seems that a bunch of folks who took a Southwest Airlines flight just got the surprise of their life when Nintendo gifted each and everyone of them a free Switch console.

In addition to the free console, Nintendo also gave them a copy of Super Mario Maker 2, giving passengers a ton of things to do while they flew to their destination. Southwest Airlines has since confirmed the giveaway as being authentic as part of a partnership with Nintendo for the promotion.

Nintendo Launches New Switch With Improved Battery Life

Nintendo Launches New Switch With Improved Battery Life


There’s a new Nintendo Switch available starting today. It’s not new in the sense that it’s a newer generation. Nintendo has simply refreshed the Switch console and says that this particular one comes with improved battery life. This should be an incentive to purchase for those who would like to have more battery backup when they’re out and about with their Switch.

The company says that this new Nintendo Switch model should provide gamers with an additional two hours of battery life. So this brings the usage estimates to between 4.5 and 9 hours, up from the current estimated battery life range of 2.5 and 6.5 hours.

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.

Nintendo Switch Lite Won't Support All Switch Games

Nintendo Switch Lite Won't Support All Switch Games

The other day, Nintendo officially announced the Nintendo Switch Lite. For all intents and purposes, the Switch Lite seemed identical to the Switch, except that it was smaller, lacked detachable controllers, could not connect to a TV, and was also cheaper. However, it seems that the differences between consoles is big enough where not all games will be supported.

For example, games that require the console to be connected to the TV will not be supported on the Switch Lite. Games that are also played in tabletop mode will not be supported either. Some games that require the gamers to have a Joy-Con will also not be supported, but in those instances, there are some that will work if players connect Joy-Con controllers to their console.

Nintendo Switch Saves Can Be Transferred To The Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch Saves Can Be Transferred To The Switch Lite

The good news is that if that’s you, you’ll be pleased to learn that you’ll be able to transfer your saved data between the consoles. This means that you can pick up where you left off with your games, so you can leave the Switch at home and take the Switch Lite with you when you travel. This was confirmed by Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser who said, “Yes, you will have the ability to transfer between devices, your gameplay experiences. More to come on there, but that is the intention.”

Bowser did not detail how exactly this would be achieved, but as he said, the company will reveal more information about that later. Perhaps Nintendo could be planning on introducing multidevice accounts, but we’ll have to wait and see. The Switch Lite, for those who missed the announcement, is a smaller and cheaper version of the Switch.

No, The Nintendo Switch Lite Won't Be Replacing The 3ds

No, The Nintendo Switch Lite Won't Be Replacing The 3DS

When Nintendo launched the Nintendo Switch console, it seemed as though they might be replacing the 3DS console. This is because the Switch offered up a portable gaming experience, new features, and new games, but Nintendo later explained why they were keeping the 3DS around.

So with the launch of the Switch Lite, which was smaller, lighter, and more portable, was this Nintendo’s subtle way of telling us that they plan on replacing the 3DS? The good news for 3DS gamers and fans is that no, it looks like the 3DS will be sticking around. According to Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser, “We’ll continue to support our 3DS family of systems as long as there is demand.”

Nintendo Switch With Upgraded Hardware Revealed In Fcc Filing

Nintendo Switch With Upgraded Hardware Revealed In FCC Filing

Earlier today, the Nintendo Switch Lite was officially announced as the more affordable and more portable version of the Nintendo Switch. However, if you might recall, there were rumors suggesting that there could also be an upgraded version of the Switch in the works as well, and now it looks like there is a chance those rumors could be coming true.

In a recent FCC filing, it was discovered that Nintendo had filed for a “Request for Class II Permissive Change” letter. What this means is that Nintendo is asking for permission to make changes to an existing device without having to get the whole thing recertified again. Based on the letter, it seems that Nintendo has outlined the changes which includes the chipset used, the RAM, and also the CPU board.

The Nintendo Switch Lite Has Been Officially Announced

The Nintendo Switch Lite Has Been Officially Announced

For a while now we have been hearing rumors that Nintendo could have a new Nintendo Switch console in the works. The console in question has been referred to as the Nintendo Switch Mini, where its focus would be on being more affordable and also being more portable, where its Joy-Cons will not be removable.

For those who wouldn’t mind the idea of such a console, you’ll be pleased and excited to learn that Nintendo has since officially announced the Nintendo Switch Lite. This is pretty much as what the rumors were saying, where the console will be priced at $199, making it $100 cheaper than the regular Switch, and where its controllers cannot be removed. It also cannot be connected to your TV, so it looks like the emphasis is being placed on portability.

Nintendo Switch Mini's Design Revealed By Accessory Maker

Nintendo Switch Mini's Design Revealed By Accessory Maker

While Nintendo has seemingly denied that there are plans to launch a new Nintendo Switch console this year, it appears that the rumors about such a console just don’t seem to be going away. In fact, just last month a Chinese accessory maker shared images of their upcoming accessories for the the Nintendo Switch Mini, which in the process revealed a possible design.

It looks like the leaks won’t stop coming in because according to a tweet by WinFuture.de’s Roland Quandt, new images have since leaked by other accessory makers who have created cases for the upcoming console. For those who are unfamiliar with the rumors, basically there are claims suggesting that Nintendo could launch at least two new consoles this year.

Nintendo Could Expand On Its Switch Online Service

Nintendo Could Expand On Its Switch Online Service

One of the perks of subscribing to Nintendo’s Switch Online service is that it gives gamers access to a collection of old NES games that can be replayed on their Switch console. However, given that Nintendo’s console history is more than just the NES, we’re sure some are wondering if this could eventually expand to cover more consoles.

The good news is that there is a chance that could happen. During Nintendo’s investor Q&A session, Nintendo was asked about expanding on its online service and in response to that question, the company said that they are looking to expand its NES games. This has led to speculation that Nintendo is hinting that they might be exploring other older consoles.

Nintendo Switch Mini Seemingly Leaked By Chinese Accessory Maker

Nintendo Switch Mini Seemingly Leaked By Chinese Accessory Maker

According to the recent rumors, Nintendo could be planning on launching a couple of new Nintendo Switch consoles later this year. One of the models is said to be an upgraded version of the current Switch where it will feature an upgraded version of the NVIDIA Tegra X1 chipset. The other version is said to be a more affordable version of the Switch designed to be portable.

It seems that the existence of the latter console could have been revealed, according to a recent tweet by WickedCoolToys’ CptxAlex. According to the tweet, it seems that he received an email from a Chinese accessory maker who claims to have plans to release new accessories for what they are calling the “Nintendo Switch Mini”.

Someone Got Overwatch Running On A Nintendo Switch By Using Android

Someone Got Overwatch Running On A Nintendo Switch By Using Android

The Nintendo Switch is an incredibly popular console, and as such, there are more developers interested in creating games for it than its predecessor, the Wii U. Blizzard has yet to make any of their games available on the console, although in the past, the company has expressed some interest in it.

They even acknowledged that developing Overwatch for the Switch was feasible, but whether or not they’d do it is a different story. However thanks to the work of some developers, it seems that someone has managed to port Blizzard’s Overwatch onto the Switch by using none other than Google’s Android platform.

Torchlight Ii Will Come To Ps4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch This September

Torchlight II Will Come To PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch This September

Back in the days of Diablo, some of the developers behind the game left Blizzard where they formed their own studio, Runic Games, which resulted in the Torchlight series, which many had hailed back then as a possible alternative to Diablo for those who enjoy this style of game.

The good news is that if you enjoyed the Torchlight series of games, you’ll be pleased to learn that Torchlight II has since been announced for the PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. For those unfamiliar, Torchlight II was originally launched on the PC back in 2012, which means that this is by no means a new game.