Nintendo's Switch has been a huge success, as the device continues to rack in huge sales sums, a hint that a new portable system might be in the offing. The company has filed for a new portable system that is hard to ignore.
As we are aware, patents application doesn't necessarily mean that the device will go into the production stage, and Nintendo has a history of these - including the misleading patents of the Switch. First spotted by Digital Trends, these diagrams show us how the next console might shape up.
The application shows a few situations where the touchscreen would appear as the Switch without the Joy-Cons. Here we see a few multi-screen orientations that include groups of three or four screens with unified displays.
Nintendo also hints at multiple options for pairing separate displays. One screen would have players line up two panels and swipe on their screens in a single, smooth line, which would then define the paired systems' specific orientation.
The patent also doesn't explain how these systems will be attached to each other, either magnetically or with a Joy-Con slot, and whether swiping across two screens will disturb the physical orientation or not.
The drawings primarily show fingers being used to control the games, but if you see the patent's language includes mention of a possible camera and a microphone addition for input, alongside "an external operation apparatus."
Moreover, the patent explains how the games would run, which files will be stored and booted on each device, what data is being transferred during gaming sessions. The Switch could replicate these features if the device doesn't come to life. It's Broadcom wireless chip that includes Bluetooth 4.1 support can serve in terms of data throughput and multi-device compatibility.
It would be interesting to see whether the company goes ahead with the design or not.
Besides,some reports from the web the PAX East 2018 which will begin form this week brings a new set of games to the Nintendo Switch. Further, the Nintendo also has announced that it will exhibit the playable demos of switch games including Dark Souls Remastered, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes will feature at the PAX East 2018.