Gamevice demands a ban on all Switch sales.
Nintendo is being sued by accessory company Gamevice over the Switch’s design.
Engadget reports Gamevice filed a lawsuit against Nintendo because the design of its latest system is too similar to Gamevice’s Android gaming tablet, the Wikipad. The accessory company believes Nintendo violated a patent, and that the Switch’s detectable Joy-Con controllers are too close to what Gamevice had in mind for its portable device.
You can check out an image of the Wikipad above. It features dual analog sticks, four analog buttons, and an analog D-pad.
Gamevice is demanding Nintendo to stop selling the Switch, cover all the costs related to the lawsuit, and pay damages for infringing the patent. Neither Gamevice nor Nintendo have commented on the lawsuit yet.
Read IGN’s Nintendo Switch review to find out why we believe it “blurs the line between handheld and home console, but it doesn’t feel quite at home in either role.”
Alex Gilyadov is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.