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Nintendo Patents Dual Screen Gaming Device that Can Be Split in Half

Nintendo has a patent filed for an apparent dual-screen console that can be split in half and become two separate handheld devices.
  • Nintendo's recent patent for a dual-screen, detachable device has raised speculation about the company's future plans, especially with the upcoming Switch 2.
  • The patent shows a device that resembles a 3DS but can be split in half for wireless gaming between two players. It also features a touchscreen on the outside for interaction even when closed.
  • While the patent doesn't guarantee a consumer product, if it does come to fruition, it could potentially bring DS games to the Nintendo Switch Online library and maintain the hybrid nature of the Switch.
Nintendo recently filed a patent for a dual-screen, detachable device. With the Switch 2 being Nintendo's worst-kept secret, every patent and leak that emerges raises an eyebrow from fans who are eager to get a first look at the next generation.

Reports of the Switch's successor appearing at Gamescom behind closed doors have since fueled discussion and speculation online as to what the next Nintendo console might be and when it might be released. The Switch has enjoyed more than six years being one of Nintendo's most successful pieces of hardware ever created. With eyes on this latest patent, speculation is brewing as to what exactly this strange new device could be and how it fits into Nintendo's future hardware plans. It should be noted that many Nintendo patents never become consumer products, but obviously, some do too.

The recent Nintendo patent looks an awful lot like a 3DS, but the device can be split in half. The two separate halves can communicate with each other wirelessly, allowing two gamers to play together on the same device. While connected, the two halves play together like a DS or 3DS. Interestingly enough, there is also a touchscreen on the outside of the console, which allows gamers to interact with the handheld even when it's closed.

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If the device does see the light of day, it could serve to bring a ton of essential DS games to the Nintendo Switch Online library. Again, Nintendo patents aren't guarantees that these products are coming to store shelves. Big companies file patents all the time to protect their potential products. It's certainly something Nintendo is working on in some capacity, but it remains to be seen if it will ever materialize as a tangible item available for purchase.

Also interesting to note, the device appears to be a handheld-only device. With the Switch, Nintendo has combined both its handheld and home console markets given the hardware's hybrid nature. One of the few things fans know about the successor is that Nintendo is planning to use Nintendo Accounts for a smooth transition to the Switch 2. With that understanding, it seems unlikely that the Switch's follow-up will differ from the current iteration too much. Not to mention, the success of the hybrid model might be difficult for Nintendo to walk away from.

That being said, Nintendo loves to subvert expectations. Or rather, the Japanese company places great importance on innovation and typically employs out-of-the-box thinking. For that reason, it's impossible to predict what Nintendo is going to do next, making a detachable 3DS-inspired device feel as likely as anything else it could bring to market.

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Surprise! The 3DS Is Getting A Brand New Physical Release Next Week

VBlank's Shakedown: Hawaii returns

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Just when we thought the 3DS generation had finally come to an end, another company goes and announces a new physical release. This time it's a hard copy version of VBlank's Shakedown: Hawaii title.

This game will be arriving next week on 6th November with pre-orders open on the same day. It will be priced at $29.99 USD for the standard edition and $49.99 USD for Collector's Edition. Both versions will include a cartridge (including the latest updates) and manual, the fancier version will also come with a whole action figure and soundtrack CD.
"Supporting legacy consoles is a huge priority. With the closure of the eShop, I'm excited to see all the new players enjoy Shakedown: Hawaii as a Nintendo 3DS experience... on cartridge no less!"
There'll be just 6,000 copies of this game made available, with 3,000 of each version up for grabs. It's worth noting the cartridge will be region-locked to North American 3DS and 2DS systems. This item will be available through the RobaRoba store.
The Nintendo 3DS physical editions will go on sale...Monday, November 6th, 2023 at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm UK
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Dracula's castle looms large; darkness covers the land, and the devil gets his due. Players with a Nintendo Switch Online membership* can now experience treats and tricks aplenty as the Famicom™ system classics DEVIL WORLD™ and The Mysterious Murasame Castle join the Nintendo Entertainment System™ – Nintendo Switch Online library, and Castlevania Legends goes to bat for the Game Boy™ – Nintendo Switch Online library. All these titles are available to play now!

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For several years now, Nvidia has been working on a new gaming processor codenamed T239. Derived from a Tegra chip designed for the automotive and robotics industry, T239 combines an eight-core ARM CPU cluster with an Nvidia Ampere-class GPU with 1536 CUDA cores, advanced machine learning and RT capabilities - plus a file decompression engine for fast loading. Rich assesses the leaks and disclosures on T239, ties it to the next Switch project and fires up an ultra-low spec Ampere GPU to get some idea of what this processor can achieve.

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melancholy wrote: Sat Oct 28, 2023 5:16 pm Hey, @Calavera! The Halloween Splatoon 3 Splatfest kicked off today. And since I’m on Team Skeleton, I made this Plaza post in your honor:
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I'm just now seeing this. It seems the @ tags don't work anymore. But anyways that is awesome! Thanks for thinking of me!
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Yeah, I tried to @you a while ago and I don't think it went through.
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It's because you have to put the user name between the mention tags.

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I've added a new one that you can use the @ but it doesn't work properly in the quick reply.

Edit: now it works in the quick reply.

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Nintendo refuses to comment on next-gen plans as Switch clears 132m

The company has so far sold more consoles this year than it did in the previous

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa declined to comment on plans for the company's next console on Tuesday, as it announced Switch has now cleared 132.46 million lifetime sales.

This means Switch has just over 21 million units to go if it's to become Nintendo's best-selling hardware ever, beating Nintendo DS's 154m. Outside of Nintendo's consoles, only PlayStation 2 (155m) has outsold Nintendo Switch.

During the three months until September 30, Nintendo reported operating profit of 94.5 billion yen and revenue of 334.9 billion yen, which were both up on analysts' expectations, according to Bloomberg.

The current weakness of the yen helped this, because most of Nintendo's earnings come from overseas.

Nintendo kept its hardware sales forecast the same at 15 million but said it was raising its software sales outlook by 5 million units to 185 million.

"The Switch is different from past hardware," Furukawa reportedly said in a conference call after the earnings release. "It has the ability to give rise to different kinds of new demand."

Switch is now in its sixth year on the market, and the expectation is that Nintendo could launch a successor console as soon as next year.

THE BEST-SELLING SWITCH GAMES
*As of September 30, 2023 (compared to Jun 2023)
  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 57.01m (+1.55m)
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 43.38m (+0.59m)
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 32.44m (+0.67m)
  4. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 31.15m (+0.5m)
  5. Super Mario Odyssey – 26.95m (+0.51m)
  6. Pokemon Sword/Shield – 26.02m (+0.1m)
  7. Pokémon Scarlet & Violet – 23.23m (+0.57)
  8. Super Mario Party – 19.66m (+0.27m)
  9. Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – 19.5m (+0.99m)
  10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 16.7 (+0.53m)
Despite its age, Nintendo has sold more Switch consoles (+2.4%) and games (+1.8%) in the first six months of its fiscal year than it did in the same period last year.

This is unusually strong performance for a console reaching the end of its lifespan. However, Switch hardware sales are clearly in decline.

In its last fiscal year, Switch sales (17.97m) declined by 22% compared to the previous year, and if it reaches its current target of 15m for this year, that will represent a further decline of 16.5%.

Nintendo says this year's software sales were driven by major releases like Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, while the release of The Super Mario Bros. Movie also had a positive impact on Mario game sales, with five million sellers so far this year.

Nintendo shipped 2.93m Switch consoles during the three months, making for a total of 6.84m for the first half of FY24. This breaks down to 1.25 million units of Nintendo Switch, 4.69 million units of Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, and 0.90 million units of Nintendo Switch Lite.

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In software, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom sold a further one million units to reach lifetime sales of 19.5m, while the new release Pikmin 4 debuted with sales of 2.61m in its first six weeks of availability. This period does not include the release of Super Mario Bros. Wonder, which was released in October and set franchise launch records in multiple territories.

"For hardware, by continuing to convey the appeal of Nintendo Switch, we try not only to put one system in every home, but several in every home, or even one for every person," Nintendo said in its forecast statement.

"Another objective is to continually release new offerings so more consumers keep playing Nintendo Switch even longer and we can maximize hardware sales. For software, we released Super Mario Bros. Wonder in October as the first entirely new installment in the side-scrolling Super Mario Bros. series in almost 11 years.

"In that same month we released Detective Pikachu Returns, and heading into the holiday season we plan to release more titles, including WarioWare: Move It! and Super Mario RPG (both set for release in November). In addition, The Indigo Disk, the second part of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero add -on content for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, is scheduled for release in December."

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If you wanted to know why Nintendo has yet to release a new Switch, this is why. Why bother releasing something new when their current system increases in sales year over year? Why care if third party ports run like garbage when the top 10 best selling games are all their own software?

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