Nintendo hit with lawsuit over Switch console design



Accent maker Gamevice is suing Nintendo for allegedly violating the patents behind its game-themed pill peripherals and hardware.

As reported by Engadget, the submitting exhibits Gamevice is taking specific problem with a perceived violation of its patent for a “mixture computing gadget and game controller with versatile bridge part.”

The producer claims Nintendo’s creation is suspiciously just like its Wikipad (image A), which is a totally functioning, Android-based mostly pill pc that can be utilized with a removable management holster.

It additionally suggests the Switch’s detachable Pleasure-Con controllers, which slide downwards onto both aspect of the pill-like console, are too just like its personal Gamevice removable controllers (image B).

The corporate is looking for damages from Nintendo and in addition needs the Switch to be pulled from cabinets. 

In fact, there are some clear variations between the 2 merchandise. For starters, Nintendo’s controllers function a bunch of different tech, and can be utilized individually or as a pair when indifferent from the primary console. 

The Switch’s Pleasure-Cons additionally slide and securely clip onto the console, whereas the Gamevice controllers are merely designed to grip onto quite a lot of third-social gathering tablets. Each Nintendo and Gamevice have but to touch upon the lawsuit.


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