A new control of the Nintendo Switch may be in production. This is indicated by a patent registration made by the owner of the console, showing a possible Joy-Con that does not fit the device, unlike the original model.
The patent was only discovered “now” this week by sites like Nintendo Life and others, but it was registered in May 2018 by Japanese Nintendo. For the rest of the world, the patent was updated in April this year.
The images that accompany the patent show a Joy-Con very similar to the original, but with the main difference of not having the docking system for the console. In theory, this would be a control to be used always separate from the device.
For those who have the Switch Lite, model of the console that does not highlight the Joy-Con, this supposed new device may be a purchase option, since some games require that the controls be separate from the video game – 1-2 Switch is a good example.
Another detail is that the Lite model also does not include technologies like HD Rumble and the IR camera with motion sensor, which also makes it incompatible with other games, like the whole system Nintendo Labo.
For now the patent is treated only as a rumor, since it is not indicative of any official launch. Typically, video game and technology companies register patents at all times, but with no guarantee that that product will, in fact, be released.
With information: Nintendo Life