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

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Oct 29, 2015
North Carolina
Patiently waiting to see Nintendo demonstrate it's use properly. There's always something lost in translation. I'm not sure how this controller is going to pull something amazing off, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Until then, I'm not passing any condemnation on this thing. It's also likely a prototype, so some aspects of it might not be fully realized. Bear that in mind, I guess.
Ok, 2 serious reactions :
  1. Is this a HDMI cable that we can see above the controller ? Can you plug the cable in the controller and play on your tv ?
  2. If this thing is 15cm large, wouldn't the right thumb be just exactly where you want to find the "touch" buttons ? How can this configuration work ?

1) I think it is, looks like it can match. Guess charge port is bottom left?
2) I am going to assume you touch like you do on the 3DS. Probably means you do not need to use analogs and touch at the same time. If L/R as wheels and clickable, then it could work as buttons for combat.
Jun 18, 2013
I'm fairly certain Iwata said that this is not going to be a hybrid...
Things change. Also it being a NX controller and the handheld doesn't mean it will have hybrid games. The screen on the controller would work like Wii U pad screen and if there's a cartridge port it could very well be a handheld devices with it's own games.
Feb 1, 2012
I think the issue is that haptic buttons aren't really understandable just looking at pictures, and I'm willing to bet even people who read the other aspects probably have no idea what haptic technology actually is (and by extension, why it could render physical buttons obsolete)
I have tried it before there was this demo at PAX and it feel REALLY good! I think this is just something people will have to try them self. I think it can help giving us more room to experince the video game
Nov 6, 2014
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.
I agree, as someone whk was pleasently suprised with the game pad, i kinda like this


Perhaps he's wondering why someone would shoot a man before throwing him out of a plane.
Nov 21, 2014
Mar 10, 2011
The screen is a haptic screen that will be used to to create digital buttons with physical feedback. It's actually really cool if it works well, because it means any part of the screen can become a button, and that you could possibly do stuff like customize the exact position of face buttons
I genuinely don't understand how any of that is an improvement over regular buttons, which don't require you to cover the screen with your hands to use.

Buttons are great.
Oct 4, 2011
Fake or not, I like it. I like the idea of a screen covering the entire surface, I like the look of the sticks, I like that it's something different to all the other stuff I own. Again, provided it's real, show me some stuff I want to play lined up for release and I'll bite on that.
Apr 7, 2013
I thought there had been some discussion of on screen buttons with 3D touch-esque force feedback? If Nintendo could pull it off on the same level of Apple, I feel like it would be perfect. The 3D touch feedback on my Macbook, 6S and Watch would be more than acceptable for a button press.
Feb 1, 2013
Los Angeles
While I do love a standard controller, in a way I'm glad Nintendo are shaking things up. If the console can output beautiful looking games that play well, then I'm good. Nintendo has never done things by the book, and that's come around to bite them in the ass, but it's also worked out for them.

As much as we all want it, we should never expect Nintendo to not have a crazy new controller. It's likely that there'll be a standard controller to buy at a later date.

The Wii U gamepad wasn't the issue with the console. There was a lot more that went wrong with it. We can't live in a world where we can play all of our Nintendo games on one console without having some form of touch controls. It just doesn't work for DS & 3DS games. What's important now is the way Nintendo reveal this thing. They need to make things perfectly clear, unlike the Wii U launch.

Don't solely focus on the control, Nintendo.
Sep 1, 2012
Guess what everyone this console isn't for you. Its for those that have grown up with tablet gaming.


Generation Z

i.e. GTFO Gen X and Y this isn't your console.
It was telling on the latest bombcast when they got the email from the teacher talking about how the high schoolers scoff at gaming consoles. They call them games for "old people" and the like.

I think Nintendo is on to something big here.
Apr 12, 2012
I really hoped this would be fake or a handheld, but now I'm always convinced its not.

Personally I only see disadvantages. Mainly because of no physical buttons, but also because it seems needlessly expensive (even more so than the Wii U Pad). Makes me way less excited about NX.
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