Nintendo Switch Patents
Some more interesting rumors arise after Nintendo Switch patents are revealed. Patents tend to be a pretty accurate depiction of a system, so this is one of the few rumors worth reading through.
These Nintendo Switch Patents were revealed on NEOGaf if you wish to view all the images. I will be breaking down the most important patents I gathered from the thread.
To start off, once again these patents are pointing towards the Nintendo Switch having touch screen capabilities. These patents also show functionality for gyroscope, and rumble features for the Joy Cons. Most of the other features seen on the actual device seem to be information we have already received.
One of the most interesting bits I found was several different “extra” Joy Con patents. There are several of these Joy Cons listed which have a d-pad rather that an analog stick. This may not be confirmation, but it is safe to say there is a possibility of the Switch having the ability to switch between Joy Cons with different button lay outs/designs. This would also fall in line with the rumors we received in the past stating Nintendo would sell different Joy Con pieces you could interchange with the Nintendo Switch.
I have no idea how much these Joy Cons may cost, but I definitely hope we will have the ability to buy Joy Cons with different button layouts. This brings me to the patent I located which had 4 separate Joy Cons playing on one TV. This is also an indicator that we will have the ability to buy extra Joy Cons without buying a whole new Nintendo Switch.
Virtual reality? Looks like the Nintendo Switch may work hand in hand with virtual reality. One of the patents shows the tablet portion of the Nintendo Switch sliding into a virtual reality headset. I have no idea whether or not Nintendo will roll with it, but it is kind of interesting. I also wonder whether or not it will be bundled with the Nintendo Switch or whether we will have to buy the headset separately.
What are your thoughts on these patents? Would you enjoy using virtual reality capabilities on the Nintendo Switch?