Rumour: New Nintendo NX Controller Photos Surface

It hasn’t been long since photos last surfaced online of the supposed Nintendo NX controller. Five days, in fact.

Now, we have more to look at. Shared by newly registered Reddit user perkele37, if accurate, it provides a far clearer indication. While there is no clarity on precisely how these photos were obtained, they outline some details about the controller’s design:

  • Only the upper ‘nubs’ of the sticks move. The bottom part is static (kind of like the circle pad, but it moves along the bottom ‘sphere.’
  • The rollers on the top feel and look pretty much identical to a mouse scroll-wheel. Though I do don’t believe this will be the final design.
  • Haptic feedback is feels like Apples ‘taptic’ engine. Not like regular rumble.
  • 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom.

These photos have immediately divided opinion once again, some excited that they may be authentic while others have chosen to lament an indication that Nintendo may have abandoned button input.

Minor observations are that this is a black design, compared to the supposed white controller shown last week. Whereas the MacBook Pro keyboard in the background seemingly reveals that the photos have been snapped by someone in Sweden.

The design does match a patent filed by Nintendo in September 2015, and later published on 12th October 2015. But, until Nintendo choose to share more, this all seems an elaborate hoax.

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