Earlier in the week, we saw a law office put together a class action lawsuit against Nintendo on the topic of Switch Joy-Con drift. There's been a ton of talk about this issue, and now Nintendo might be in a position where they have to legally defend themselves on the matter. Just how bad could things get for the Big N? Brandon J Huffman, attorney with Odin Law and Media, talked to GameDaily about what could come of this.
“I think social media has amplified this to be larger than it actually is. If 100 people total had this problem, and all posted about it and posted video, it does not mean, necessarily, that they are representative of millions more with the same issue. Time will tell if that hypothesis is correct. Whether this lawsuit will succeed is a crapshoot at this point… For Nintendo, the best case is it gets dismissed or the class does not get certified for some reason. Worst case is that Nintendo faces millions in damages and millions more in attorneys fees, but I think that is pretty unlikely.”
We'll certainly keep tabs on the situation and let you know how things are progressing. Nintendo is yet to offer up a statement on the matter, but I'm sure one is being crafted as we speak.