Many Nintendo Switch fans have experienced the sad phenomenon of Joy-Con drift, where the analog stick in the console’s controller starts to veer in one direction, making it difficult or impossible to control games. There’s currently a class action lawsuit against Nintendo in the US over the issue, and now the company is being sued again–this time, by a kid and his mom.
Wired is reporting that a North California complaint, filed by one Luz Sanchez and her son, centers on Joy-Con drift. Sanchez bought her then 8-year-old son a Nintendo Switch in December 2018, and he experienced issues with the Joy-Con controllers within a month of purchase. New controllers were bought within a year, as the problem progressed until the Joy-Cons were essentially inoperable; seven months later, the second set of controllers started to experience the same issue.
Sanchez has filed the lawsuit alongside her son, who is listed as a minor in all documentation. The plantiffs are seeking over $5 million in damages from this lawsuit. In their suite, Sanchez’s lawyers have argued that 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.”