Nintendo Files Patent For Flexible Joy-Con Controllers

The Nintendo Switch is an innovative console developed by Nintendo. When taken from its docking system, the system becomes a portable handheld gaming device gamers can take with them anywhere. With that said, the detachable Joy-Con controllers are anything but ergonomical. According to a newly filed patent from the Japanese video game company, a flexible Joy-Con controller may soon head to the Nintendo Switch.

Xbox and PlayStation controllers have gone through their own design evolution and it looks like Nintendo Switch will see its first evolution as well. Thanks to a report from Nintendo Everything, a new Joy-Con design is in development to bring players more ways to play. With the ability to attach and detach from the main screen, the hinged design provides better freedom of movement, which is currently restricted by the Nintendo Switch’s current Joy-Con design. Check out the detailed diagrams below:

If this design becomes available for retail sale, this could be a phenomenal solution for those with arthritis, muscle, nerve, or movement concerns and still want to enjoy their portable Nintendo Switch. Providing solutions for accessibility concerns is always a great idea! Companies like Xbox even created the Adaptive Controller for those with limited mobility! Now, that’s what we call inclusion in the gaming community!

For the original patent document, check out all the figures and claims here. What target demographic do you think the newly filed patent for the hinged Joy-Con controllers are for? Would you get a pair of these for yourself? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming and entertainment news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:

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