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Nintendo sued over alleged patent violations in the Switch's design

11 August 2017, 02:53 | Justin Tyler

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The Nintendo Switch is off to a fantastic start for Nintendo, with sales on track to eclipse the Wii U within the first year.

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. As reported by Engadget, Gamevice claims the Switch uses the patents it owns for the Wikipad device, along with the controllers it sells, without its permission.

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.

The Gamevice Wikipad, an accessory to turn a tablet into handheld gaming device.

Gamevice's Wikipad comes with dual analog sticks, an analog D-pad and four action buttons.


Gamevice is claiming that Nintendo has infringed on its patents.

Gamevice has demanded that Nintendo pay damages for the infringement, and has requested a ban of all Switch sales - something that would have a massive impact on the Nintendo's revenue stream.

Engadget reported that Gamevice declined to comment on the lawsuit.

KitGuru Says: This was unfortunately bound to happen at some point.

With Gamevice's lawsuit against Nintendo, it could possibly become a threat to the Switch's success moving forward. Razer did it, Mad Catz did it, not to mention a number of smartphone peripheral makers.



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