A hot topic of debate over the last few years among fans has been what to expect when it comes to the eventual successor to Switch. It’s known that a successor is on the way, but what form it will take remains a mystery. Internet sleuths, however, think they might have the answer thanks to a recently uncovered filing from Nintendo.
The filing dates back to 2022 and have been unearthed on the World Intellectual Property Organization website. It is there that the above image and this description are listed:
This electronic apparatus comprises a first device and a second device. The first device and the second device can be detachably attached to each other. The first device has a first surface, and a first display and a first connection unit which are positioned on the first surface. The second device has a second surface, a second display that is positioned on the second surface, a second rear surface that is on the reverse side from the second surface, and a second connection unit that is positioned on the second rear surface. The second connection unit can be connected to the first connection unit in a first orientation or in a second orientation that is the reverse from the first orientation. When in a first connection state in which the second connection part has been connected to the first connection part in the first orientation, the second rear surface is positioned so as to cover the first display. When in a second connection state in which the second connection part has been connected to the first connection part in the second orientation, the second rear surface is positioned so as not to cover the first display.
Interesting stuff, although it should be noted that even though a company might file for these sorts of things, it is by no means a guarantee that the device, product, or concept will ever actually come to fruition. Still, with the long-gestating reveal of Switch’s successor still ongoing, it makes sense that something like this would gets fans into such an uproar. What form do you think “Switch 2” might end up taking? Share with us below and on social media!