Hinged Joy Con
Image: ipforce.jp

Nintendo is always trying to improve existing products and the Joy-Con is no exception. While we're sure there is one design flaw in this controller many Switch owners would like to see fixed, it seems Nintendo is more interested in coming up with brand new ways to enhance and innovate.

Presenting the hinged Joy-Con – a new Nintendo patent that's recently appeared on the official patent database in Japan. As you can see in the images above and below, the top part of the Joy-Con is angled downwards when attached to the Switch.

Hinged Joy Con 4
Image: ipforce.jp
Hinged Joy Con 5
Image: ipforce.jp

Nintendo has already made some incredibly minor changes to the internals of the Joy-Con controller, but the appearance of it remains the same. If anything was to come of this recent filing, this would technically be the first revision altering the look of the controller.

Of course, that's not to suggest anything will happen. This is just a patent – meaning there's no certainty it will actually become a real product.

What do you think of this design? Does it look comfortable? Leave a comment below.

[source ipforce.jp, via old.reddit.com]