Shmup enthusiasts will no doubt remember the Flip Grip – a vertical grip accessory designed for the Switch and launched on Kickstarter in June last year. The product made TATE-enabled games an absolute joy to play. At the end of last month, the engineer behind this creation – Mike "Mechachoi" Choi – also came up with a more "useless" creation, as he put it, allowing Switch owners to connect two systems together.
Now, a few weeks later, he's invented the "New Nintendo Switch DS", combining together two Switch units to create something that looks like it could be a bulky successor to the 3DS. If the name didn't already give it away, this is nothing more than a creative concept. See for yourself in Mike's video demonstration featuring The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild:
If you haven't seen Mike's more serious work before, be sure to check out our hardware review of the Flip Grip. For just $12, it's an effortless recommendation for shmup fans.
What do you think of the New Nintendo Switch DS? Do you like this idea? Would you like to see Nintendo continue on with dual screen gaming in the future? Have you tried out the Flip Grip before? Tell us below.
Nintendo HDS !!
Speaking of the Flip Grip, I really want one but they've been out of stock ever since I started looking into it. Hopefully they're available again soon.
Put on a slot that plays ds/3ds games and let me import downloaded 3ds games and virtual console and I will pay 200 dollars for this.
250 if you give me a 3d slider.
This is a MockUP only not a real hardware. But the innovative design does give the NSW a different outlook on gaming though. If this were to be true it would have to plug into the USB-C port to allow this configuration along with a chipset to drive that feature. But this would be a game changer if the Switch can get this feature especially if the Pro comes out as a Flip Screen design on the same hardware dimensions.
love my flip grip
I've always thought the Switch was way too thin. Glad there is finally a solution to that major design flaw.
@Roam85 Everything you said x 10! Especially the 3D slider. Good God! If that thing was $350, I’d still do it. Not gonna lie, I want that thing. Badly.
This makes absolutly no sense, in no way whatsoever.
Of course you would. Two Nintendo Switch for 200 bucks? Who wouldn't say no?
@MrBlacky oh, I meant as an add on to an existing nintendo switch.
if it's a Nintendo Switch DS, than can it play Nintendo DS games as backwards compatibility?
I do believe, it would be much cheaper (and WAY LESS bulkier) if you buy a Nintendo 3DS, but okay. 😐
I would so buy this!
I just realized DS stands for Dual Screen. I feel so stupid
Personally I don't care for trying to put two screens together when you have a huge gap in the middle. I think that new folding Samsung tablet phone is a good example of how to do a concept like that right in this day and age.
@JayJ The one that’s been breaking in half? It’ll be a few years before that tech is actually sturdy.
I guess you could watch a youtube walkthrough while playing a game.
@Gravitron I didn't know until I read your comment. Lol.
That's really lame
This is a bad idea
it be more likely to snap and break
not to mention make the unit bigger so much for being portable
if you want a DS/3DS get a real one from the "Touch Generation"
There’s no way that thing would be able to hold up the top screen
All I want is that super stable 3d back.
@BenAV I know Limited Run used to have them for a little bit, but the only other place I can find is fangamer, but they are as you say out of stock
@Gravitron : And 3DS stands for... three dual screens.
@Silly_G I still call any Nintendo handheld a gameboy out of habit anyhow. I feel like a dork calling it a DS.
@Gravitron "I just realized DS stands for Dual Screen. I feel so stupid"
What did you think it stood for? 😂
Switch at launch: Man this is way too small, come on! Does Nintendo even care?
Switch now: Cmon Nintendo, give us a Switch Mini! We always wanted one!
@BenAV Same ☹️
@Roam85 I’ll raise your $250 and pay $300 😜
Would be awesome if it is backwards compatible with Wii U, DS, and 3DS games.
Biggest thing I dislike about the Switch is the lack of clamshell.
You see, the Nintendo Switch is secretly the new and improved 1DS. This is an interesting concept for a 1DS XXL.
The Flip Grip - a wonderful invention that you can't buy anywhere. It would be good if 'restocking soon' actually meant soon. It's been like that for maybe 7 weeks.
Regarding the dual-screen Switch – can you imagine how uncomfortable to hold that thing would be. The Flip Grip IS the way to play duel-screen games – he already made the best solution.
Backward compatible with Wii U also?
Man.... The machine should be at least as big as PS2 Slim size to read the Wii U disc and played like PSP. 😆
Now that is very interesting, now what someone needs to do is install a 3DS emulator to the Homebrew version of one of the units and play a 3DS game through them.
@brunojenso "The Flip Grip IS the way to play duel-screen games – he already made the best solution."
I think Nintneod will someday make a SwitchDS to play DS, 3DS and Wii U games, with the clamshell design, but I also thought the Flip Grip would be great for DS and 3DS VC or ports. I don't want to play Wii U game son screens that small.
I liked your comment but I thought that part was worth repeating. So I repeated it.
So many questions... how do you sync up two switches? how do the joycons work on multiple switches? Do I need 2 cartridges? What is the point ? So many questions
@Anti-Matter Yes cause it used 2 screens also.
Bought my Flip Grip for Donkey Kong Arcade Archives and the possibility that I'll get Ikaruga one day. It's a fantastic little device.
@Gravitron It doesn't stand for Donkey Sauce?
Unless you were talking to literal giants, I don't think anyone has ever claimed that the Switch was too small.
Flip grip put of stock. I dont play Shmups anyway cuz i dont have the patience, do have a temper or both.
From the Nintendo web-site:
To our developers, it stands for "Developers' System," since we believe it gives game creators brand new tools which will lead to more innovative games for the world's players.
It can also stand for "Dual Screen." "
I felt the same way when I noticed how they've snuck "DS" in the titles of so many games - "Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword", "Contra Dual Spirits", "Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow", etc...
That looks interesting... bus I'd be a lot happier if they'd actually restock the Flip Grip!
No dual screens anymore. It's annoying and its extra heavy. I still prefer old fashion menu screen in game and not an other screen that show other stats. But hey each his own
Could come true. Have the top screen lighter so not to add much weight and keep screen down.
Maybe for the inevitable Switch 2?
This just makes me wish I could play all my 3DS and Switch games on the same console and have all my favorite stuff split between less things.
This is really funny but seems like it would be miserable to actually play XD
What is "Shmup" and what is "TATE"?
Obviously something to do with vertical games, but not familiar with the terminology.
Shmup = Shoot-em-up
TATE = (actually not an acronym) "tah-teh" is the japanese character for vertical; refers specifically to vertically scrolling shoot-em-ups.
As for the device, I'm more interested in this being a way to accurately preserve DS and 3DS games. It's a lot of expense for a couple libraries though.
Hmm that is something cool I want to try..
@The_Mysteron to be fair it could of just as easily meant Duel Selection, Divided Screen or Dynamic System.
@Shadowmoon522 Don't forget some switch nunchucks aren't that good..
He or we could suggest more additions to the Switch but all of that will definitely consume more battery juice or over-heating the console.
@Anti-Matter I was going with Nintendo DSwitch
I bet it will be like 400$ dollars I bet..
Lol, that's how Nintendo gets more then 1 Switch in every household!
@Henmii Hows that even funny??
@ShinyUmbreon what dose switch numb-chucks have to do with the abbreviation of the Nintendo DS?
@Shadowmoon522 Well you need them to play and most of them don't stay on or lock in it remember the complains..
@Shadowmoon522 After all you need them to even play a single game and one with not a good lock your screw..
Nintendo said that they wanted every person in a household to have his/her own Switch, wich is of course ridiculous (because of the very steep price).
This DS device requires 2 Switches!
@Henmii I say some switch nunchucks Don't hold.. And Your also true.
@Roam85 Switch Pro/Switch 2/Super Switch needs stereoscopic 3D.
People loved the 3D effect of the 3DS. And with Avatar: The Way of Water's runaway success, it's safe to say that 3D is back.
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