Nintendo Is Working On Switch Joy-Cons With Hinges, Patent Reveals

Posted: Sep 11 2019, 9:57pm CDT | by , in Technology News

 

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Nintendo is working on Switch Joy-Cons with hinges, patent reveals

Nintendo is adding a new gaming experience for Switch players.

The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con could soon come with hinges to give the controllers a more ergonomic design and feel.

That’s according to a Japanese patent filed by Nintendo, which was first spotted by Digital Trends.

Judging by the illustrations attached with the patent application in Japan, the design could make the Joy-Cons somewhat bendable. According to Digital Trends, this could make the Joy-Cons partially foldable right at the thumbstick of the left Joy-Con and the action buttons of the right Joy-Con.

The development comes over two years after Nintendo launched the Joy-Cons. These additional controllers lets players of the Nintendo Switch enjoy their game in various play modes. They can be used separately if there are two players, and they can also be used together as a single game controller when attached to the Joy-Con grip or to the main console when playing in handheld mode.

Joy-Cons are currently sold at around $69.00 on Amazon.com. That represents a 14% discount from the original list price of $79.99.

The patent filing comes amid the release of a video ad showing Nintendo’s upcoming wheel controller, which is yet to be named. It also comes as Nintendo prepares for the worldwide release of its new Nintendo Switch Lite console.

The Switch Lite is set to hit stores nationwide on September 20 and will retail at $199.99, $100 cheaper than its predecessor, the Nintendo Switch.

Apart from being the more affordable version of the Switch, the Nintendo Switch Lite has an even better battery life because it’s specifically designed for handheld play.

The Switch Lite is currently up for pre-order on online stores including Walmart, Gamestop and Amazon.com for just $199.99, $100 cheaper than the Switch. They ome in three different variants, plus a special edition version:

Nintendo Switch Lite Gray

Nintendo Switch Lite Turquoise

Nintendo Switch Lite Yellow

Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta (Special Edition)

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