A leak posted on NeoGaf may point to what the upcoming Nintendo NX’s controller will look like.
The unusual “U-shaped” design was already patented in Japan on 16 October 2014, but was internationally filed through the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) on 22 April 2016.
This invention concerns some form of exercise controller/system, incorporating sensors for load, acceleration, gyro, and temperature to be used for gaming/exercise. The confirmed inventors are:
- KURODA, Ryoji – Has more than ten patents with Nintendo, most related to Wii Remote.
- YAMAMOTO, Shinji – Has more than five patents with Nintendo, most related to controllers. He’s also done work for Panasonic.
- YAMADA, Yoshito – Unsure about connection to Nintendo, but he appears to have various patents in differing fields (tech mainly).
It is entirely possible that the controller has nothing to do with Nintendo’s upcoming NX console, but the patents themselves all appear to be legitimate.
Below is an image of what the controller will supposedly look like (click to enlarge):