Another Nintendo NX controller leak has surfaced

It sure looks similar to last week's leak, doesn't it?

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Last week, the alleged controller for the Nintendo NX had been leaked during the Game Developers Conference 2016. Today, we’re seeing a new set of images of what is believed to be the Nintendo NX controller, which look very similar to the original leak.

Just like with last week’s leak, the believed Nintendo NX controller seems to have a minimalistic approach as two analog sticks on both sides and a 3.5mm headphone jack located towards its bottom.

According to the original leaker on Reddit, the top of the controller features two rollers that look and feel identical to a mouse scroll-wheel, although they don’t believe this to be the final design. The controller has haptic feedback similar to Apple’s “taptic” engine, which would offer a more subtle rumble than previous controllers.

If this is indeed the Nintendo NX controller, then you should probably know dev unit controllers prior to launch could change. Considering what we've reported in the past in regards to the console and controller, we can't imaging there being many iterations beyond what we see here.

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    March 23, 2016 11:05 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Another Nintendo NX controller leak has surfaced

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      March 23, 2016 11:11 AM

      Wow that is hideous. Touch controls are awful, I hope that isn't the final design

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        March 23, 2016 11:17 AM

        Now you are playing with power. The power of no buttons... :(

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          March 23, 2016 11:20 AM

          Dude I am freaking out, this does not look good :( is it E3 yet? I can't take it :(

          That controller makes the Wii U gamepad look like Jesus.

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          March 23, 2016 11:25 AM

          Exactly! I could never play those iPhone touch games. My finger would always slip and wouldn't hit the button properly.

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      March 23, 2016 11:18 AM

      I don't want to bash it till I use it but man not having buttons that you can feel to allow you to focus on the game seems like suicide and insanity

      Why on earth did they not just make a modified Wii U pro controller with a touch screen in the middle(like the pad but scaled down?

      OMG! what if that is the console right there? That could be the NX and its the portable handheld and you just hook that up to the TV?

      :( man I am going to wait till E3 or I am going to freak my self out.

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        March 23, 2016 11:20 AM

        What if the touchscreen buttons have haptic technology? I dunno, I reserve judgement until I can hold the thing.

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          March 23, 2016 11:23 AM

          Yeah good call(must be it has to be), N can't be insane I am sure they know what they are doing... well I want to believe :)

          I am just going to wait for E3 or else I will just freak out and think the worse.

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          March 23, 2016 11:42 AM

          Haptic feedback is awesome, but tactile feedback has benefits as well. I love my Steam controller, but I find that the haptic track pads are absolute ass for emulating the analog sticks. I always do my builds around m&k.

          Tactile provides clear constraints on the movement of the analog stick. Haptic feels vague. A mouse has no movement limitation short of your desk space whereas analog sticks have limited and clear movement. Also a traditional analog gamepad has a very slight pull that want to recenter the stick and your thumb.

          Buttons are a different beast though that would be interesting to see. The steam controller does a tactile/haptic combo.

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          March 23, 2016 9:43 PM

          My problem isn't the touch controls, it's the shape. Unless the back has a nice contour to it, it doesn't look very ergonomic.

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      March 23, 2016 11:36 AM

      portends a move to being a software company on mobile I guess

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      March 23, 2016 11:54 AM

      Looks like future hand cramps

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      March 23, 2016 11:56 AM

      I will always wait until something official comes out, but if that does turn out to be true, it may be the first Nintendo console I don't own. That would make me sad.

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      March 23, 2016 11:58 AM

      nintendo still has a pretty big war chest right? would another failed gen tank them?

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        March 24, 2016 4:04 AM

        I don't think they'd necessarily be out of money, but probably forced into a totally different direction by stock holders. In my mind this is their last chance to prove that developing their own hardware is the right thing to do.

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      March 23, 2016 12:13 PM

      doesn't matter i'm buying it

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      March 23, 2016 12:21 PM

      Interesting to see the size of the "device" (since we don't know that it's technically a controller vs an accessory) compared to the Wii U controller. It's kinda small.

      Have you guys read the patent that this matches?
      https://www.google.com/patents/EP2902879A1?cl=en&dq=ininventor%3A%22Kochi+Kawai%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjm95TUuMDLAhVJsoMKHRS8BWkQ6AEIHDAA

      http://chattypics.com/files/imgf0009_94ogh1uv5x.png
      http://chattypics.com/files/imgf0004_rbkunrlfui.png
      http://chattypics.com/files/imgf0008_fmxjlwe8c0.png


      Curious that they're specifically calling out object movement through the screen. Guessing that means it's going to be meant to move it around ala a Wiimote in your hand(s)?

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        March 23, 2016 12:46 PM

        It better support motion controls or I'll raise a stink. No way I'm going going back to analog aiming for Splat2n.

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          March 23, 2016 3:50 PM

          I think gyros are standard going forward. They also need to reissue the Pro Controller with gyros

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      March 23, 2016 12:41 PM

      Streaming OnLive-ish console.

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      March 23, 2016 12:47 PM

      Just imagine playing a side scrolling mario game with touch controls.

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      March 23, 2016 1:04 PM

      Given Nintendo's firm stance against touchscreens in the past, I have to believe that if they want to go the touchscreen route, they feel confident they've mitigated or eliminated concerns related to having fewer or no physical buttons to work with.

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      March 23, 2016 1:07 PM

      Earlier I thought it was a hoax due to Nintendo being so against touch controls.

      However, if they are really doing this, I trust them. I know how important control and responsiveness and feedback is to their games and hardware.

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      March 23, 2016 2:14 PM

      I saw these like six months ago or longer for some kind of patent filing by Nintendo.

      I can't get into gaming without physical buttons. It always feel so odd on iphones or ipads and I hope this is not the final design. It does sort of remind me of their original controller and not in a good way.

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        March 23, 2016 6:21 PM

        I think it's a hoax, based on the patent to appear legit. I highly doubt Nintendo will go no-buttons. Especially after they've been bleeding money with the Wii U gamepad.

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      March 23, 2016 3:44 PM

      That ugly piece of crap is starting to gain traction.

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      March 23, 2016 4:00 PM

      Maybe it has six buttons on the back

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      March 24, 2016 2:59 AM

      It has nipples.

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      March 24, 2016 3:24 AM

      There seem to be shoulder buttons, and perhaps the dual analogue sticks work as buttons too. But yes, it looks a bit alarming :/

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      March 24, 2016 3:26 AM

      I'm more concerned that they're bothering with an odd shaped LED. It's cool but pointless, your hands would cover most of the curved part.

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        March 24, 2016 4:07 AM

        You know Nintendo hardware will not be supported by 3rd parties, so they have to accept they're positioned as a secondary device for most people. That means it has to be fucking cheeeeap, putting in a pointless and expensive proprietary display seems insane in respect to that.