An strange patent application Nintendo documented in Japan has fans guessing its purpose, even before the essential speculation of whether it’ll really turn into a peripheral people can purchase for the Switch. Yet, there it is, a couple of Joy-Cons with a hinge.
The hinge flips the upper part of each Joy-Con (left thumbstick on the left; face buttons on the right) descending, or away from the user, at around a 20 to 30 degree edge (eyeballing here). Appeared against the natural posture of a hand with its thumb in the stick, this is by all accounts an ergonomic improvement.
There seems to be a second design with the bottom of the controller marginally calculated too, for extra ergonomic grippiness. The Joy-Con holds a straight inward railing with the goal that despite everything it joins to a standard Nintendo Switch unit. What’s more, since the dock’s housing doesn’t stretch out past the screen’s width, that is of no worry for a Switch fitted with couple of these.
Images further down the patent application demonstrate this is a moving hinge, with the Joy-Con locking flat for utilize its traditional detached, two-player way. Associated, They guess this would be for power clients who do a large portion of their playing handheld and need a superior grasp on their unit (snicker snicker).
Commenters in this Reddit string raise the reality the Joy-Cons are as of now so little that an update doesn’t leave much space to do new things. The up and coming Nintendo Switch Lite, whose controllers can’t be separated, needed to hurl out HD rumble and the infrared movement camera, in view of the littler footprint. A hinge may forfeit some other usefulness, as well.
So on the off chance that it ever comes to market, this could be all the more an novelty than another standard for the Switch’s official controllers. Why not, even at $79.99 for a set, a lot of people have various Joy-Cons for no reason other than the various hues are engaging. The most recent data they have on new Joy-Cons concerns new shades accessible Oct. 4 (for a sum of 11 official colors). There’s additionally the matter of “Joy-Con drift,” which Nintendo is discreetly offering to fix for nothing. One presumes that whatever causes that phantom information would be tended to in these new designs.