Sunday, December 10, 2023

Switch 2? A new Nintendo patent shows a console with three screens

Next year, almost certainly, those from Kyoto will launch a new generation console. The rumors about the nintendo switch 2 They are getting stronger and, in fact, the company no longer hides the fact that new hardware is on the way. However, the first official details remain under lock and key… or not. A new patent has let us see a device that, perhaps, could be the Switch 2.

The document, discovered by GameRant, exposes a console that will remind you a lot of the Nintendo 3DS. And its main novelty is that it integrates two internal touch screens. Now, unlike the laptop that was released in 2011, in the new device It is possible to detach the panels so that two players can use them independently. However, they can still communicate with each other wirelessly.

Basically, then, it is a proposal similar to the one we currently have with the Nintendo Switch, to which it is possible to detach the Joy-Con and use them separately. The patent, registered just the previous week (according to, takes it further, as each player has their own screen to view the game.

In the headline of this post I mentioned three screens. Well, the third is located at the back of the console. Therefore, When closed you can continue using some functions. Yes, it would be an experience similar to that offered by folding smartphones, which when closed maintain interaction with the user through a third panel.

Nintendo Switch 2 patent

Beyond the images, Nintendo does not provide more details about its hardware. It will be interesting to see if this idea comes to fruition on the Nintendo Switch 2. To be honest, it probably will happen. In each generation, the big N strives to offer an experience different from the last.

Although the current Switch has been selling like hot cakes since its launch, that does not guarantee that the company will once again opt for an identical format in the Nintendo Switch 2. That is, that of a hybrid console. It may maintain the idea of ​​being used as a laptop or desktop depending on the user’s needs, but it must add something significant to stand out from its predecessor.

The patent, then, shows a way to vary the way we play. Instead of just lending our friend a Joy-Con, we give them a full panel. This option can be ideal, for example, in games like Mario Kart. Playing locally with two players involves dividing the same screen into two regions, while the Nintendo Switch 2 would allow each player to have a full screen. Next year we will clear up doubts…

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