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Now Loading…What We Think of That Allegedly Leaked Nintendo NX Controller Design

March 23, 2016Written by Alex Co

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In case you’re not keeping tabs on video game news not related to PlayStation, the controller design for the upcoming Nintendo NX has apparently been leaked, and it looks so very different than what we’re used to.

In case the shot above isn’t enough for you, here’s more from the Reddit thread where that came from (via NeoGAF), along with a few unofficial leaked details about it.

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Unofficial Details From the Leaker:

– 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. Though I do don’t believe this will be the final design.
– Haptic feedback is feels like Apples ‘taptic’ engine. Not like regular rumble.
– 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom

Again, I want to stress that the images above have NOT been confirmed to be legit, and even if they are from a Nintendo devkit (since there’s no actual retail unit yet), chances are, some of the details might still change. 

Having all said that, it’s fun to talk about rumors and reports, and we’re doing just that in this latest edition of Now Loading. Yeah, I know the Nintendo NX isn’t related to PlayStation whatsoever, but given how big an impact a new Nintendo console will be for the gaming landscape, plus the fact that the staff all want to chime in on what they think of this alleged leak, well, why not discuss it properly, right?

Check out what the staff thinks of this purported Nintendo NX controller in the gallery below.

What do you think of the allegedly leaked controller design? Are you OK with it or are you wishing right now that it’s a fake or very early prototype? Share your thoughts in the comments and let’s discuss this bad boy.


Now Loading is a recurring staff-driven feature where PlayStation LifeStyle discusses anything video game-related under the sun (yes, even non-Sony platforms).

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