Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsGames & GearNintendo Wii · 1 year ago

Can I sue Nintendo for stealing my Nintendo Switch idea?

so like in 2015 I was playing Wii u and thought i could make a new console that was like more powerful, like the Wii u but you could take it with you. Then later Nintendo revealed the Switch! they stole my goddamn idea! can I sue them?

11 Answers

  • 11 months ago

    If you can sue for the garbage you're spieling then I think we can all sue Nintendo for Mario Maker and Mario Maker 2. They literally made a game that requires the player to make the game. The most ingenious part of it all is not only do they not have to pay for the work being done they also CHARGE every single customer about $60. Nintendo has really figured out how to do minimal amounts of work and yield the highest profit. So good luck trying to get money for doing nothing from the company that does it best 😅

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    What was the answer you got from the last time you asked about the same chit? Hold your breath or something.

  • 1 year ago

    Sorry Troll, but without any legal proof to uphold your claim (trademarks, patents, ect.)... you're just wasting your own time & money on what would be considered a frivolous lawsuit, which is something that a judge would likely throw out.

    Your idea is just that... an idea... Without anything concrete (like a designs or a working prototype), there's no merit to your claim as anybody, everybody & their grandmother could think up of a portable console that has similar power to an existing system. It's only when you start turning that concept into some more practical is when you start building your case .

    Additionally, all the major console developers (Nintendo, Microsoft & Sony) don't rest on their accomplishments once a console launches. They start doing research & developing prototypes for their next console (or at the very least, create refinements for their current system), so they have plenty of paperwork & documentation on their side to counter such claims.

    Therefore, proceed at your own peril.

  • 1 year ago

    no , you cannot you are not a company

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  • 1 year ago

    Stealing your idea? That is ludicrous! You could sue, but you would make a fool of yourself when you get laughed out of court.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    You could but likely would lose. In my own opinion Nintendo went downhill after the GameCube

  • 1 year ago

    Then I should sue you since I said the same thing back in 2011 or 2012 where my dream system would be a console that I can play games handheld and be able to dock it to a TV to play the same games on my couch.

    And I have podcast-documented proof of this.

    I started talking about this back when Nintendo announced they were merging their software divisions.

    So the Switch is literally my dream-machine.

    Nintendo likely already had this idea in mind in the long run, otherwise, why merge their software divisions?

  • 1 year ago

    Maybe you could sue Nintendo over this,

    but you would most likely lose.

    To start with, your idea was not "stolen"

    because Nintendo had no idea that You had the idea.

    There is a Very good chance that the Switch was being developed at Nintendo

    before you came up with a similar idea yourself.

    And even if you could prove you had the idea first,

    Nintendo has a Lot more money at its disposal for attorneys than you do

    and could easily afford to make a winning argument anyway.

    Court cases often favour the party most able to keep fighting

    rather than the party that is right.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    You'd have to prove that you have legal ownership of the idea. That's the entire purpose of patents, to prove who came up with something first. If you cant prove that you had the idea first, and that they couldn't have come up with the idea on their own, you've got no grounds to sue

  • 1 year ago

    Yes, you can definitely sue them.

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