Nintendo Is Getting Sued over the Switch's Design, Apparently

Gwen Vasquez
August 11, 2017

Gamevice stated to Engadget that they have no comment on the case at this time and Nintendo have yet to give comment.

The patent Gamevice alleges Nintendo is violating is called "Combination Computing Device and Game Controller with Flexible Bridge Section".

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.

Gamevice is suing Nintendo for allegedly infringing the patents used in its Android gaming tablet the Wikipad, and its add-on controllers for phones and tablets, Engadget reported. There are two analogue sticks, a D-Pad and four action buttons with a display in the middle but that's really the extent of it. A smartphone or tablet will then be able to slide into the Wikipad to provide users with a traditional handheld gaming experience, according to GameSpot.

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Gamevice is claiming that Nintendo has infringed on its patents. Nintendo has already sold 4.7 million Switch consoles since it first launched back in March.

The Nintendo Switch will also be getting more games from publisher/developer Capcom.

Nintendo's Switch console has been wildly successful since its release early past year. Still, I don't see this lawsuit having much merit, after all, Gamevice isn't the only company to attempt the "tablet with controller attachments" concept. At the very least, it could slow down the Switch's progress.

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