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Nintendo records unusual patent for new Joy-Cons
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Nintendo records unusual patent for new Joy-Cons

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...