People seem to be assuming this would act as the TV screen, but what if it was intended to be another 2nd screen for games? Imagine Arkham Knight for example when Batman is talking to Alfred, what if it did something similar to that so they remove the flaw of having to look down at the Gamepad
It's just a patent. An interesting one, yes, but patents don't always translate into immediate products. This one in particular could mean A) a forthcoming usage of it that is underwhelming compared to what most folks are probably imagining, or B) something we might see used down the road when it's realistic in a product that the manufacturer isn't taking a loss on.
I feel like this is what could take NX speculation into hyper-WUST mode.
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Best to just read what they are in the link.
Edit: There was also this thread so it actually was already known.
Rösti;204721020 said:Today, on May 26, 2016, MegaChips Corporation sent out a notice regarding its 26th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on June 23, 2016 (Thursday) 10 am (JST). The notice includes information on principal businesses, directors and more. It also includes the status of an important business alliance between Macronix, Megachips and Nintendo:
More at the link.
Awesome summary snip.
What purpose would serve a second screen with no interaction? Would you pay $200-$300 on top of the NX price for that? Or even $50 more for a shitty low res?
Nintendo likes their gimmicks. Whilst playing Zelda, they could assign the Navi of the game to the projector, so when they talk to you they pop out infront of you for you to see. When playing Splatoon, a quick flick of a button could bring the map up so you can see whos winning without having to look down or stop playing
I'm sure there loads of different things they could, it obviously won't have touch interaction but i'm sure they could assign controller interaction to it, so you could check messages for example if they any get some sort of party chat going
Huh. Who was that guy who was claiming the NX had a projector in that other thread?
However, a decent quality pico projector would help with that as you project an image of decent size.
of course not, but then again I doubt this is anything to do with NX and something for the future when technology wouldn't cost that much
It looks like s**t and I even wonder why are they wasting their time with this.
Damn thats something I would have seen patented by Philips or Sony or Toshiba (E.g. the guys who produce beamers). But Nintendo? If marketed right and actually working with low light and all of that, it could be huge. Probably some years from now but yeah
The tech sounds pretty cool, but isn't it just a continuation of that QoL idea Nintendo was toying with?
It's called research and a lot of companies are doing this. Not every patent is used in mass production in the end.
There was a Lenovo tablet (Yoga 2 Pro) which included a projector in the hinge.
Since NX isn't a machine that's tied to the TV I could see a Projector edition of the NX being a thing. I mean, it's a device which basically offers local multiplayer with split controllers anywhere, any time. So you could project, I dunno, Just Dance 2018 on to any surface, take out the two controllers (and Wii Remotes in your bag) and get playing.
Though that tablet was $500 so...
Edit: Maybe Nintendo could release a dock for the NX with the projector functionality built-in, along with an extra battery inside.
35 lumens, 854x480 pixels. Really worth the additional cost, Wii U style. /s
Why would a patent about a separate potential product be in the leak?
It's a patent which may or may not be used in any future product.
Maybe cause if this is a thing, it might be a thing for the future and not for now...