Nintendo Sneakily Filed A New Controller Patent Last Year

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Nintendo is definitely one of the more secretive companies in the video game industry, but it’s also one of the biggest innovators when it comes to technology, too. So leave it to a small discovery to get people’s tongues wagging.

One Twitter user has discovered a patent that Nintendo made made in July last year, which was then published in early January. How is that almost two months ago already!?

The patent is available here, but there isn’t much to glean from the page except for a few juicy design concepts, which – to our eye – look a little bit like the top half of an N64 controller.

So, what does this suggest? Likely, not much, so don’t get your hopes up. But it’s always really interesting to see what ideas Nintendo wants to protect – like these hinged Joy-Cons back in 2019 that we still haven’t seen. We’ve also already got an N64 controller for the Switch, so what else could something similar bring to the table?

What do you think of this new design? Let us know your thoughts below!

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