Nintendo hardware has historically been known for being quite colorful, particularly with its handhelds. Of course, the Nintendo Switch has no precedent as a console that's both a home console and handheld, but we'd be willing to bet that Nintendo will be rolling out plenty of variations across its lifespan. Last week, we found a few cool concepts for what some of these potential variations could look like, and we recently came across another collection of equally appealing ideas.
An artist on Imgur by the name of bakayoshi recently did his own take on the Joy Con, and they are quite easy on the eyes.
What do you think? Which is your favorite? What colors would you like at launch? Drop us a comment in the section below.
Yey, purple see-through, just like my old colour Gameboy
Purple transparent is great. Still got that GBA.
But have you noticed something in all these mockups? The screen coloUr stays the same and the grip colour stays the same. I'm hopeful we will get an overall coloUr swap and not just on the joy-cons. I know the focus is on them but the images look very disjointed and not as nice as a result.
Could see these as clip-ons, like on small 3ds
This is something that may put me off from buying in early. Why buy the standard Switch at the beginning when you know that Nintendo are going to bring out some really cool special edition, or even a mid gen hardware revision.
Purple transparent like my N64 controller of choice. I normally wouldn't have been interested in getting joycons like this but that might be the exception.
> overwatch on switch
plsno. get that outta here. aiming with console is enough as it is let alone on an possibly underpowered system.
Personally I would want a classic NES grey/red/black one.. ^_^
Problem though, likely most of these wouldn't be available on launch day...
No one forces you to buy a game on a specific platform. To say "game x doesn't belong on system y" is just utter nonsense. Also the combination of gyro-controls and analog stick feels great. But I doubt many third parties would use that.
Btw. no one said anything about Overwatch...
@Gaeus that's true.. and while gyro works great for Splat, I feel like that's only because of the core gameplay it has.
To answer the last bit: the 7th image has an overwatch picture. that's Genji.
Seriously? No Varia / Gravity suit coloured Metroid version with the circular Samus emblem?
Probably cos no Wii U title was released.
The grey one.
Regarding those Mock-Ups, all the screens in the Nintendo video, showing the new Switch tablet are Mock-Ups. Including the Mario one and the Mario Kart and Zelda.
So we have not seen anything from the Switch yet.
@dizzy_boy Well, actually getting to use the console would be a decent reason I guess.
I get where you're coming from though, as I too love anything shiny and special edition. But with nintendo you know there will be a flood of special paintjobs around the corner at any given time. I'm stressed out and feel like I'm missing out constantly.
I votes Atomic Purple!
I want the DK one!!!😁
@Dezzy me to
I never liked the "Atomic Purple" that Nintendo went with for a while. I was "GBC/GC Indigio" guy. I do hope we get a SNES (PAL, because that NA thing was horrid) themed one. 2 tone grey with the 4 main face buttons being red, blue, green and yellow!
@Favna Please remember the Community Rules - no profanity, thanks.
They look nice. I can see Nintendo doing something like this.
It'd be cool to see them with different inputs for different games.
Hopefully the Switch has as many bundles as the 3DS did.
It will be interesting to see what official versions Nintendo comes up with. Hopefully it doesn't cheap-out like it did with the vast majority of basically sticker-looking New 3DS XL skins and instead goes with the generally higher quality that most of the New 3DS regular skins went for. If it's cheap crap there's not point as far as I'm concerned, but if it's done right it could be very cool. I'd actually like to see a set based on the classic N64 "watermelon" (and other colours) funtastic series.
Hey, thanks for sharing, can you mention my twitter on the article (@bakayoshi) Thanks
I like the idea of Overwatch being on the Switch
I like the bayonetta one
@Favna I think Overwatch on the Switch would be great! I only play Overwatch on PC (not like I have a PS4 or xbox one anyways) and while a nice mouse and low sensetivity is nice, gyro controls paired with a mobile hotspot could prove a nice way of playing Overwatch anywhere. You set a high sensetivity for the turning analog stick and aim with the gyroscope. At the doctors office? Stand up and turn on the mobile hotspot. It will take some physical effort but even heroes like Widowmaker should be enjoyable (though considering I mainly play Widow I probably shouldn't try to play with a gyro either lol). Flick shots shouldn't be too hard if the gyro sens is 1:1 with your movements. Also, you mentioned the Switch being underpowered, but Overwatch is very easy to run. 60fps on low settings would be easy at 720p, even with this "custom Tegra processor" from NVidia, and before you say low settings are terrible, pls no, just stick shadows on low or something and it looks great
The transparent one reminds me of my old game boy pocket, first console I ever owned.
I would buy the Bayonetta one in a snap.
I'd love all these at launch. Especially dat StarFox one doh!
@bakayoshi good job
@audiobrainiac Thank you !
That Bayonetta one has won me over.
Those are pretty cool. I'm hoping the customization goes a step further and even changes the inputs based on the game. Like some may have a touch pad, extra buttons, analog placement, etc.
I liked the ones floating around a while back based on the different Nintendo consoles over the years, they were subtle and very collectable. The mock-ups of the Joy-Cons that add different functionality were awesome too, like the Gun (Resident Evil) or the Dial (Yo-Kai Watch). They are a great idea for special editions.
I agree. While these may look cool, they don't do anything except change the color/skin. I hope to see joy cons that actually change the game play. Give us a GameCube option for the Smash fanatics. Give us a NES or SNES model to play our VC games with. While I'm not into Yo-Kai-Watch, I think the mock-up with the spinner was a really cool idea. At the very least, give us one with a true D-Pad for VC games.
I like the Bayonetta one. I do hope at the very least Nintendo does some actual joy-cons based upon the Mario franchises.
Edit: Cleaned up the typos. Apparently I should not post before bed.
anything bayonetta: instant buy!!!!
I'd like to see ones with an actual d-pad on the left...
Yes please! We won't even need to buy a whole new console for them either so I'm very hopeful they do something like this
@bofis there is one
@SanderEvers The sky is the limit for custom game and Utility app controllers !
@Bunkerneath I had that too! If these really existed and were for sale, I would choose the purple see-thru or the Star Fox one in a heartbeat!
I do hope they come out with different designs of some fashion if this is being marketed as a handheld for individuals. Sure single millennials with penthouses won't care, but families will.
I need those BotW grips. Like, yesterday.
I feel like the BotW grips are a bit uninspired.
Hey man that's pretty cool
I like the Bayonetta one, and the Mario kart red one, but only because I like red, otherwise those are kind of bland. I do hope Nintendo does quickly make special coloured joy con controllers, it's a easy way for ppl to customize the game system.
@Alshain01 that was the first I made, wanted to make them simple
Yep all asap!!
nintendo can make tons of money if theyre actually gonna do this
@bakayoshi Oh ok, I didn't mean any offense by that, I hope you didn't take it that way. I just think there could have been a little more like you did with the StarFox over the buttons. You could have had the Triforce over the D-pad-replacement buttons for example. Maybe I'm just too big a Zelda fan
@bakayoshi Oh yes, now I see, the Shovel Knight one has an actual d-pad, yay, I approve...hopefully Nintendo takes these suggestions to heart
@bakayoshi Although I do like that shade of blue, golden Zelda controller or gtfo
Seriously though, great job on the artwork. They all look very nice
@Alshain01 not taken
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