Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Nintendo Switch faces shocking sales BAN, as new console threat emerges

Nintendo Switch faces shocking sales BAN, as new console threat emerges

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

Video games maker Nintendo and its subsidiary Nintendo of America have been taken to court in the USA over alleged patent infringement.

The Switch uses design concepts originated in the Wikipad, Gamevice alleges.

Gamevice is asking for damages and the ban of sale of the Nintendo Switch.

The Switch and its detachable Joy-Con controllers are said to be "too close to Gamevice's vision of a combination of detachable game controller and a device with a 'flexible bridge section, according to Endgadget".

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

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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.

Gamevice is claiming that Nintendo has infringed on its patents. As you can see, it is a tablet with game controllers attached to either side but none of it really resembles the Nintendo Switch.

The Nintendo Switch has been notoriously hard to get hold of since releasing on March 3.

Also included are the company's detachable controllers, which let users turns their existing phones or tablets into Switch-like devices.

Fortunately, Nintendo appears to be working on a solution, telling fans that more units be available for the end of the year.

The chances of Gamevice's lawsuit being successful seems pretty unlikely.

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