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More Nintendo NX controller photos leak – Are you convinced?

by Joey Davidson | March 23, 2016March 23, 2016 10:19 am PST

Two more pictures of what could be the controller for the Nintendo NX have leaked. These come from Reddit, and they appear to feature a black version of the controller leaked last week in part by Reddit and Dual Pixels.

The shots are even more convincing this time. Both come in a much higher resolution, feature the device in its off position and include some details from the leak poster on Reddit itself.

Here’s what user perkele37 said about the potential NX controller.

  • 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

For reference, here are the shots that leaked last week.

I was ready to write those images off. In fact, I offered that I thought they were fake a few times over.

I’m not ready to eat crow just yet; but, these new images are vastly more convincing. With this, Nintendo would appear to be getting rid of buttons entirely, something I think a lot of folks what take issue with. Would the company really take that risk? Its most successful entries on the Wii U required button presses. Would they abandon that benchmark in favor of an all touch-based experience?

With that in mind, let’s not assume this is the real deal yet. Folks go to vast lengths to get people to buy into rumors on the Internet. Remember the crazy Rayman in Super Smash Bros. rumor from last year?

What do you think? Real or hoax?


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...