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Nintendo Faces Lawsuit Over Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Design

11 August 2017

Gamevice said it has no comment on the case when approached by Engadget, and Nintendo has yet to chime on the matter.

In 2015, Gamevice released a device of the same name-a game controller created to work with both Apple and Samsung devices which includes a collection of traditional gaming controls, allowing gamers to play on their smartphones and tablet devices.

Now Nintendo is gearing up to defend itself against another patent lawsuit, only this one is directed at the detachable Joy-Con controllers included in the box with every Switch.

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Nintendo is accused of infringing United States patent number 9,126,119, called "Combination computing device and game controller with flexible bridge section". A tablet device is then supposed to slide into the Wikipad allowing the player to play mobile games.

Gamevice is claiming that Nintendo has infringed on its patents.

There are some notable differences between the devices, too. Joy-Cons can also be used separately, while unattached from the Switch. Nintendo has already sold 4.7 million Switch consoles since it first launched back in March.

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Nintendo has already been slowly coming out with new titles for the Switch as it also recently made its online services available to gamers. For those wondering, below you can see an image of the device Gamevice claims the Switch is infringing on.

Nintendo's Switch console has been wildly successful since its release early a year ago.

The chances of Gamevice's lawsuit being successful seems pretty unlikely.

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Nintendo Faces Lawsuit Over Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Design