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.
Justin is the very definition of an aggressively average gamer. He will only settle differences by means of children’s card games or 1v1s on Howling Abyss.