Nintendo accused of copyright theft over Switch controller design


Nintendo’s handheld tablet-esque console, the Switch, is now the subject of a that claims that certain elements of the design are a little too close to a concept patented by gaming accessory manufacturer, Gamevice.

In particular, the lawsuit isn’t happy with how closely the concepts of the Switch mimic that of Gamevice’s own – an Android tablet that loosely resembles the layout of the Switch – as well the company’s that are very similar to the Joy-Con, Switch’s detachable controllers, except they operate on your Apple or Android smart device.

Gamevice’s Wikipad Android gaming tablet is pictured here.

The terms of the suit are rather lofty, asking for damages and the ban of all Switch sales – a request that would no doubt see Nintendo lose exceptional earnings considering for the company with its initial release, and .

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