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The company is accused of stealing a detachable gamepad Joy-Con on Nintendo Switch and also require you to pay damages and suspend sales of the console.

The Gamevice company engaged in the production of controllers for tablets, has filed a lawsuit against Nintendo. The Gamevice lawyers contend that the idea of a detachable gamepad Joy-Con is very similar to the concept used in the Wikipad.

In 2013 released the Gamevice Wikipad tablet. The main feature of the tablet was detachable gamepad that connects via a proprietary connector. In 2015, the company was issued a patent for this controller.


Gamevice the lawsuit alleges that Nintendo copied technology. The company is required to pay damages and suspend sales of the game console. Representatives of the Gamevice and Nintendo have not yet commented on the lawsuit.

In Mashable noted that there is a fundamental difference between the Gamevice gamepad and Nintendo: Joy-Con, in contrast to the Gamevice controller, is not connected with a “flexible bridge”, nor are they tied to each other and can work via Bluetooth.

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