PREVIOUS ARTICLENEXT ARTICLE
NEWS
By 11 August 2017 | Categories: news

0

The Nintendo Switch is pretty much the market leader when it comes to tablet/console hybrid gaming. The tablet portion of the offering, however, is under review from gaming hardware maker Gamevice and its Wikipad handheld console

The company is claiming that Nintendo have infringed upon concept patents used in the design of the Wikipad, as well as its controllers. It is the latter which is the true bone of contention, with the WikiPad debuting a pair of detachable controllers back in 2013, and the Switch featuring a similar interface. Along with damages, Gamevice's lawsuit also includes the subsequent ban of the sale of the Nintendo Switch. 

At this stage, Nintendo has not commented on Gamevice's claims, but the timing of the lawsuit is quite peculiar, especially with the Switch having been on sale for quite a few months now. Nevertheless, it should prove interesting to see how this story plays out.

USER COMMENTS

Read
Magazine Online
TechSmart.co.za is South Africa's leading magazine for tech product reviews, tech news, videos, tech specs and gadgets.
Start reading now >
Download latest issue

Have Your Say


What was the top tech news story of 2017?
Bitcoin's surge (68 votes)
The rise of A.I. (23 votes)
The WannaCry ransomware attack (12 votes)
#DataMustFall (26 votes)
The iPhone X gets unveiled (18 votes)
All the new VOD Streaming options (1 votes)
The Nintendo Switch is released (8 votes)
The success of SpaceX (18 votes)