UFC que choiir, the largest consumer group in France, has formally filed a lawsuit against Nintendo, according to French media,Nintendo believes that the joy con handle is defective and will break down within a year of use, but Nintendo knowingly sells it。
Representatives of the French consumer group UFC que choisir pointed out that in just two days, they had collected more than 5000 testimonies.
Experts believe that there are two reasons why joy con failed,One is that the circuit board is wearing fast, and the other is that the density is not enough, which leads to the accumulation of dirt and dust inside joy con, which leads to failure。
According to the group,Nintendo made changes to the switch design a few months ago, but did not take the opportunity to improve joy conNintendo must know this problem, so they believe Nintendo is just intentional.
According to UFC que choisir statistics, 65% of Joy-Con failures occurred within one year of purchaseAnd the probability of occurrence has nothing to do with the age of consumers and the time of playing, even if the number of playing hours is less than 5 hours a week.
25% of the affected consumers are low usage playersAnd joy con will still fail within half a year.
The joy con handle problem has always been criticized by switch players. As early as 2019, players filed a class action lawsuit against Nintendo for joy con handle drift.
Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa( yukawa) has also publicly apologized, saying they will continue to optimize the oy-Con handle.