The lawsuit, filed in California, claims that the steel brushes inside the Joy-Cons eliminate the soft carbon material that constitutes a bearing surface inside the controller. “Excessive wear”, according to the lawsuit, is what ultimately causes the drift problem – which at the time of the 2019 presentation Nintendo had not addressed. Customers had to pay Nintendo to repair the controllers, the lawsuit said, and the fixes weren’t always adequate.
The lawsuit accuses Nintendo of violating California fraud laws and state and federal guarantee laws. The lawsuit proposes some important measures, including the fact that Nintendo pays monetary damages to the complainants and offers free replacement of the devices.