Published: Fri, May 11, 2018
IT&Software | By Alfonso Woods

Nintendo has also updated its warranty terms following FTC letter

Nintendo has also updated its warranty terms following FTC letter

Nintendo's latest game console is the Nintendo Switch.

Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo ran into a huge problem a few days ago as the FTC cited them with a warning indicating they were violating warranty terms by warning consumers about opening up their systems and voiding their warranty. Now, Sony and Nintendo have responded, adjusting their warranty policies to stay on the FTC's good side. So now you may not have to think twice before getting your console fixed. In the past, warranties would be voided if seals were broken, and if third-parties attempted to fix devices. Sony has changed the language that previously suggested removing the sticker would void the warranty itself.

Sony has openly announced that on May 8 it updated its United States warranties for its range of PlayStation hardware to make them more transparent. If a defect covered by this warranty occurs during this warranty period, Nintendo will fix or replace the defective hardware product or component, free of charge.* The original purchaser is entitled to this warranty only if the date of purchase is registered at point of sale or the consumer can demonstrate, to Nintendo's satisfaction, that the product was purchased within the last 12 months.

Nintendo builds high quality products, while also striving to exceed expectations when supporting our customers. Our updated warranties state that the warranty does not apply "to damage caused by" use of the product with an unlicensed peripheral.

The Washington Post was the first to report Nintendo's new policy.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights.

"Provisions that tie warranty coverage to the use of particular products or services harm both consumers who pay more for them as well as the small businesses who offer competing products and services", said Thomas B. Pahl, Acting Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. Our upgraded warranties state that the guarantee doesn't apply "to harm due to" use of this merchandise using an unlicensed peripheral. Let us see, what becomes of this.

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