Nintendo patent shows curved Joy-Con design

It all hinges on this.

Nintendo has patented a new Joy-Con design which would allow for controllers shaped a little differently - with the top half of each tilted downwards.

There doesn't seem to be any added functionality here, just a potentially more ergonomic fit into your hand.

Each Joy-Con could then still dock onto the main Switch unit using a hinged attachment rail.

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The patent, dug up over the weekend on Reddit, is publicly viewable. But it's worth remembering this is still far from confirmation the idea will actually see light of day.

Nintendo has a history of patenting ideas which never leave the idea stage. Remember the sleep monitor with a ceiling projector? The working Game Boy shell for your smartphone? The controller with scroll wheels?

What about the flexible Nintendo Switch hoop? Oh, wait - that one is actually real.

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