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Switch Lite added to Joy-Con drift class action lawsuit

Consumers report Joy-Con drift with Nintendo's new console after a matter of days

Barely a week since launch, and the Nintendo Switch Lite has already been added to the class action lawsuit against Nintendo over "drifting" Joy-Con controllers.

The lawsuit was brought against Nintendo back in July after consumers reported the Joy-Con analogue sticks were registering input commands that hadn't been issued.

Since the problem was first highlighted, Nintendo announced it was offering free repairs, with no proof of purchase or warranty required.

However, the problem appears to be accentuated on the Lite, with consumers reporting drift after a matter of days as opposed to months with the original Switch.

Law firm Chimicles Shwartz Kriner and Donaldson-Smith has brought the lawsuit forward, which lists 18 plaintiffs, and includes testimony regarding the Switch, Switch Lite, and Switch V2.

"Despite knowing about the Joy-Con defect, Nintendo continues to market and sell the Switch and Joy-Con controllers... without disclosing the defect," the filing reads.

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