Nintendo Switch


Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Console
Set for release on March 13th is a special edition Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing-themed system, priced at $299.99. The device itself takes design inspiration from the new game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and comes with pastel green / blue Joy-Con controllers that are white on the back, white wrist straps and a white Nintendo Switch dock filled with images of recognizable characters.

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Stylus
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Nintendo Co. Ltd. filed a patent for a ‘touch pen attachment, controller system and game system’ on June 4, 2019 with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office), and this filing was just published last week (January 16, 2020). Unlike the recently released stylus, this the new touch pen is considerably shorter, but has the same exact length as a Joy-Con and can be connected to the controller with a slide movement.

New Nintendo Joy-Con Patent
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Nintendo’s original Joy-Con controllers for the Switch basically consist of two individual devices, and each one contains an analog stick, along with several buttons. You can either use them attached to the main console unit, or wirelessly when detached. If you choose the latter, you can also have two players use separate Joy-Cons as individual controllers. However, a recently uncovered patent filing may hint at some new features.

8BitDo SN30 Pro+ Controller
8BitDo’s SN30 Pro+ controller is a game changer for both Nintendo Switch as well as PC users, since it allows gamers to customize button configurations as well as the sensitivity levels for the vibrations, joysticks, along with triggers. That’s not all, you can even create and save different profiles for each games, which means you won’t have to mess with your settings every time play. Each full charge is good for up to 20-hours of gameplay, thanks to its 1,000mAh battery. It’s officially compatible with Windows, macOS, Android, Steam, Switch, and Raspberry Pi platforms. Pre-order page. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.