The controller for the NX, Nintendo’s next home console/mobile platform might have surfaced.
Appearing on Reddit, the images show a black oval shaped handheld controller. The wide device sports 2 thumb sticks on each side, and a smooth glass finish. The original Reddit post responsible for the images also claims the controller has the following features:
– Only the upper ‘nubs’ of the sticks move. The bottom part is static (kind of like the circle pad, but it moves along the bottom ‘sphere’.
– The rollers on the top feel and look pretty much identical to a mouse scroll-wheel. Though I don’t believe this will be the final design.
– Haptic feedback feels like Apples ‘taptic’ engine. Not like regular rumble.
– 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom
The legitimacy of the images are corroborated by a patent Nintendo registered late-2015 which shows an identical looking device being used as a handheld system, with the face screen displaying a game. Editor-In-Chief of Game Informer Andy McNamara has clarified on twitter “I had heard that the NX wouldn’t have face buttons, so the leaked pictures match what I was told but was unable to confirm.”
Industry analysts, as well as general hearsay, have suggested the NX will be a console/handheld hybrid, as of now there’s is no word from Nintendo regarding the leaked images or any rumors about the NX.