Nintendo hit by lawsuit over Switch design

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The Nintendo Switch might be the year's must-buy console, but that doesn't mean it's all plain sailing for the Japanese gaming giant - as a new lawsuit aimed at the multinational proves.

Nintendo is being sued for allegedly violating one of Gamevice's patents.

The lawsuit comes from accessory maker Gamevice, which alleges that a number of Switch design concepts mimic that of its own Wikipad.

In the lawsuit filed in California earlier this week, Gamevice asks the court to award it damages and to order Nintendo to stop making, using and selling the Switch.

In Gamevice's suit, the company claims that the removable Joy-Con controllers for the Nintendo Switch are too similar to Gamevice's own solution for detachable game controllers.

Gamevice stated to Engadget that they have no comment on the case at this time and Nintendo have yet to give comment. A tablet device is then supposed to slide into the Wikipad allowing the player to play mobile games. As you can see, it is a tablet with game controllers attached to either side but none of it really resembles the Nintendo Switch. The company also takes issue with the similarities between the Switch's detachable Joy-Cons and the eponymous peripherals it sells for phones and tablets.

But the sales shortages haven't hurt sales, because the Nintendo Switch has sold 4.7million units worldwide since launch. Nintendo clearly can't and won't agree to any of those demands and will instead fight the lawsuit I imagine.

Video game developer Nintendo is being sued by a US mobile gaming accessory company that claims the controllers for the Nintendo Switch console infringes on a patent for its own product.

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