NX Controller Rumor [Up5: Original was fake, and thus this is too]

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Sep 22, 2010
It's the quality of the image, how easy would it be for someone to take that leak from a week or two ago and create a physical mock? It would require someone with the talent and equipment and into fooling gamers to create that. Think about what would need to go INTO creating images like this.

It's not fake; as in the contents of the image. Is it the NX console controller specifically? That's debatable.
We've had the patent for longer than that and plenty of people have access to 3D printers. Or yeah, it has nothing to do with NX.
May 31, 2009
Funny this does remind me of the reaction to the Wii Remote.

Of course this is going to come up a lot. The thing is, times have changed. In a world where everyone has a smart phone and access to thousands of free games at the tap of a button, a weird, gimmicky, inexpensive console that offers a "different" experience appeals neither to the casual players who want a lighter experience (they once went to the Wii and DS, but now are satisfied with their iPhone games) nor hardcore players, who are more than satisfied playing Grand Theft Auto on their Playstation, Xbox or PC.

This appeals to no one. Like the Wii U, it will fail. Of course, this is all barring a Wii-esque miracle. But I seriously, seriously have a hard time seeing that happening again.
Mar 18, 2015
RedLynx is in Finland, and I could pretty easily imagine Ubisoft porting Trials to NX for a launch title given it's a pick up and play, more broad audience type of game.
Do you think they're big enough to have gotten an early dev kit, though?

And now that this Finnish/Swedish thing is out there, whoever leaked this has their days numbered.

Assuming it's true.
Jun 27, 2015
Yes, my point still stands. None of the changes from the prototype to final version of the Wii U gamepad were drastic changes to the overall design. They were nice changes, but the core product was solidly designed. You really think they're going to completely redesign the entire form factor of this between now and possible launch this holiday season?
Form factor being the shape? Yeah, it's possible. The Wii U gamepad changed it's ergonomics. The DS changed from E3 to the release version

Like I said, physical face buttons are the biggest unknown. The other stuff has been shown to change
Oct 6, 2004
I don't hate it, but I'm not 100% sold either. I also don't know if I'm looking at a handheld or a console controller.

They do have an easy out if they just let you pair a Wii U Pro Controller with the console.
May 24, 2012
I'm still fully expecting this to be the primary controller, but the system being boxed with a pro controller as to not scare devs away from making 'traditional' games for fear of lack of controls.
Feb 5, 2013
Well, I'm convinced now. Hope I can get used to touch screen buttons.

Also hope that I can still use the Gamecube controller with Smash if there's a port.
Feb 19, 2013
If this thread is any indication, people just can't handle things that aren't like everything else. It confuses them and makes them afraid.
Pretty much. There's literally no reason a well implemented haptic button would be in any way inferior to physical buttons, and it provides a number of advantages as well (such as customizable layouts, and the ability for certain games to utilize unique button schemes as well)
Feb 1, 2012
I......actually....like it......sorry guys!
ok no phyical buttons but cmon how much longer is the world gonna need phyical buttons? eventually tech will move away from certain older tech. Iphone is trying to get rid of 3.5 head jacks where nintendo is tryin to get rid of traditional controllers. Lets see what they do with this controller if it feels great and the hypaic feedback feels great and it works then hey? who cares. so my first thought is wait...what? then im thinking of the possiblities in what ninendo can do with this and it might just work. I do like the look of the controller.


Sep 27, 2009
That seems terrible. Even with haptic feedback I can't imagine this feeling good in the grip.

I was super pro for Wii and optimistic for Wii U prior.
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