Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday December 12, 2015

Nintendo Touchscreen Controller Patent

Many are assuming that this could be the controller for the Nintendo NX. I was kind of hoping that Nintendo would just go back to the basicsآ…

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Unlike the Wii U or the DS portablesآ—which have small rectangular touchscreens placed between more traditional button-based controls on each sideآ— the patent shows an elliptical touchscreen that dominates almost the entire front surface of the device, smartphone-style. The only break in that surface is two small holes on either side for "operation sticks" (read: analog thumbsticks) that extend deep into the controller. The tops of these clickable sticks sit nearly flush with the screen, letting players move their thumbs smoothly from analog controls to the touchscreen directly adjacent.