Nintendo Files A Patent For Weirdest Controller Yet
Nintendo's patent for a mostly touchscreen controller might mean it's about to repeat the mistakes from the Wii U on its next generation console.By Ben Lawson | December 12, 2015
The controller for Nintendo's next console might be its strangest yet.
A patent filed by Nintendo suggests the controller will be shaped like a typical controller but will mostly consist of an oval touchscreen with just a few physical buttons. The pictures in the patent show gameplay will take up the entire screen some of the time, and other times it will simply be made of touchscreen buttons.
It's way too early to know what Nintendo plans to do with this — if it does anything at all. But there's a lot of speculation it could be used for the NX, its next generation console. (Video via Nintendo)