Multiple New Nintendo Switch Patents Revealed
By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Dec, 2016 At 10:14 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Recent filings have revealed multiple new patents and images related to the Nintendo Switch. What is interesting is what these images seem to reveal about the system.

 

– Images / text pertaining to HMD (head-mounted display) / VR
– Touch panel / touchscreen mentioned
– Gyro support is apparently in
– Shows two full controllers / four half JoyCons being connected at once
– Alternate JoyCon configurations with actual d-pads
– Shoulder buttons on JoyCons (L/R)
– Seems to confirm right JoyCon has an IR sensor (ie pointer)
– Both JoyCons have rumble motors
– NFC is in the right JoyCon
– The grip controller is basically a battery pack
– Seems to show fan in the Dock
– Seems to further suggest USB-C
– Console mode and portable modes mentioned where portable mode has less capability than docked mode
– One portion of the patent essentially talks about a sleep mode

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This is extremely interesting and lines up well with what Laura Kate Dale already leaked about the system.  It seems the Switch will have a lot more to it than we realize.  Touchscreen could and IR Sensors could indicate Wii and DS Virtual Console, while the fact that Nintendo is interested in pursuing VR raises a few possibilities. That USB-C is seemingly confirmed is also great news and we have seeming confirmation that the Switch is more powerful when docked.

Check out some of the images below.

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