Nintendo New Patent Details Touch Pen Attachment For Switch Joy-Con

With Nintendo’s new patent that has unveiled a touch pen plug-in, the company appears to be planning to bring brand new features to the Switch’s controllers Joy-Con.

Published recently by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the new patent reveals that the Japanese video game company wants to provide the Nintendo Switch console’s Joy-Con controller with a touch pen plug-in that can be connected to Joy-Con and used on the touch screen.

According to the images and descriptions of the new touch pen feature shown in the Patent Application, the pen attachment would be located on the right side of the console’s controller. Although the pen plug-in appears pretty similar to the Galaxy S Pen, it is possible to say that this holds a controller to control the screen and maintain a difference. The patent further states that the touch pen will make the Joy-Con vibrate when objects are touched on the screen. It also demonstrates the way in which the stylus-like feature can draw thin or thick lines on the screen, along with the ability to draw lines by pushing the X button on the Joy-Con.

Assuredly, this pen appears to be a functional add-on in comparison to a normal stylus. With the new design, the users will be able to use both the Joy-Cons together. Besides, they can enjoy additional control options in games. The pen plugin holds the ability to vibrate when interacting with any object, thus giving direct feedback.

Nevertheless, many games lack the touch screen features of the Switch. Hence, if Nintendo wants to bring this new feature to the console, it should plan to release the games that are compatible with the same. It is because if the company doesn’t launch games with touch functionality, it would be arduous to use the plugin widely.

Well, Nintendo’s patenting such a touch pen plugin does not mean that the plugin will surely come. Several manufacturers, especially Nintendo, often patents features that won’t be launched. Moreover, even if the patent turns into a reality, it isn’t easy to predict when this will happen.

There is one more possibility that the pen plugin has been patented for the Nintendo Switch Pro, a subject of rumors floating recently. Following the announcement of Microsoft and Sony’s next-generation consoles, Nintendo may be making plans for a more powerful Switch. For now, we can wait and see. For more visit:

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