Rumors seem to have spread the supposedly “new” images of the Nintendo NX controller. These leaked images first appeared on Reddit.
They followed the existing images we have seen so far which matched the patent that Nintendo had previously issued. Here are some of the details:
Only the upper ‘nubs’ of the sticks move. The bottom part is static (kind of like the circle pad, but it moves along the bottom ‘sphere’).
The rollers on the top feel and look pretty much identical to a mouse scroll-wheel.
Haptic feedback is feels like Apple’s ‘taptic’ engine.
3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom
Though mostly do don’t believe that this will be the final design, a lot of negative reactions seem to have stemmed from this allegedly new prototype of the NX controller. Fans think it’s fake, and others hope it is fake because of real concerns such as that if the NX controller doesn’t have a traditional layout with the traditional amount of real buttons, they will lose most third party triple A titles.
Nintendo is not known for taking consumer feedback very seriously, unlike Sony and Microsoft. But fans hope that Nintendo sees these comments and realize that if these rumors are real, they go back to the drawing board fast.