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Nintendo files patent for standalone Switch Joy-Con controller

Posted on September 7, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

In May 2018, Nintendo filed a patent for a standalone Switch Joy-Con, which features images of an updated controller design. It was then officially registered in April 2020.

As pointed out by VGC, the Joy-Con from the patent doesn’t have connectors to attach the controller to the Switch console. The patent describes this as a “new design”.

It’s unclear what Nintendo’s plans are for the Joy-Con patent. The company could choose to produce an actual product in the future, though only time will tell if that actually happens.



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