American judge dismisses Switch Joy-Con drift lawsuit

February 5, 2023
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An American judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Nintendo for its Joy-Con drift issues, saying the case cannot proceed because the owners agreed to Nintendo’s End User License Agreement (EULA) that “disallows lawsuits”.

Despite attempts to argue that underaged children – who used the handheld system – cannot enter into the agreement, the federal judge ultimately ruled that the agreement was with the “de facto owners”, the parents, and not the children who actually used the console.

Consequently, the judge dismissed the action, stating that the parents should have entered legal arbitration rather than a lawsuit, as instructed by the EULA (thanks, NE).

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