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New Joy-Con patent makes them a lot bendier

A hinge is featured in the proposed design, although they'll still attach to the console as you'd expect.

Joy-Cons haven't always been the most popular method of control for the Nintendo Switch, but a new patent uncovered by LetsGoDigital (and brought to us in English by The Next Web) shows a new design which might make them a little more bendy.

By that we mean that it can fold backwards slightly where your thumb rests, similar to the curve of a Wii Nunchuk, for example. The patent, filed to the US Patent Office by Nintendo, also shows these new Joy-Cons attaching to the console as we'd expect, although the image below shows what they could look like when bent:

Earlier this year the controversy around the reoccurring issue of Joy-Con drift gathered momentum when Nintendo said they'd issue stick drift fixes for free. A class-action lawsuit was also filed against Nintendo regarding the problem as well, claiming the following:

"The joysticks on Joy-Con controllers are defective, leading users to experience drift issues. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the joystick on the Joy-Con controllers will automatically register movement when the joystick is not being controlled by the user and interfere with gameplay. The complaint, filed on behalf of purchasers of Switches and Joy-Con controllers, brings claims under various consumer protection statutes as well as various warranty and common law claims."

Would you like this new model of Joy-Con if it became a reality?

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