The Indiegogo marketing campaign for the controllers raised over $10,000 for charity (Pic: Indiegogo)
Nintendo is dealing with backlash from followers and an investigation by a number of European organisations regarding Pleasure-Con drift.
Nintendo has confronted criticism and complaints relating to points with its Switch Joy-Con controllers for the final couple of years.
Now, it has generated controversy by sending a stop and desist towards content material creator CaptainAlex for promoting his personal custom-made Pleasure-Con shells.
The explanation this has angered individuals is as a result of they had been made in honour of Desmond ‘Etika’ Amofah, a beloved YouTuber who tragically took his personal life in 2019.
What’s extra, proceeds created from gross sales of the shells got to psychological well being charity The JED Basis.
Talking with YouTube channel JoyConBoyz, CaptainAlex confirmed that he had been contacted by Nintendo in September to cease promoting the shells, as they infringed copyright as a result of their utilization of the Pleasure-Con phrase and Nintendo emblem.
Whereas CaptainAlex doesn’t deny infringing copyright he claims that different third social gathering firms are in a position to get away with the identical factor – though it’s not clear whether or not that’s true or not.
He has since stated that he might rebrand the shells, eradicating any references to the Swap emblem and Pleasure-Con identify, and any income made will nonetheless be given to charity.
Nintendo’s Pleasure-Con woes don’t finish there. Earlier in the present day, the Dutch Consumers’ Association, alongside different organisations from throughout Europe, referred to as on Swap customers to report any points they’d relating to the Pleasure-Con drift concern.
Talking with NOS, a spokesperson stated that their goal is to power a change at Nintendo, doubtlessly with a lawsuit, as Nintendo, regardless of acknowledging the drifting concern, continues to promote what the organisation considers to be defective merchandise.
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