Recent reports have suggested that Nintendo has patented a design for a dual-screen device that can be split in half, similar to a more modern 3DS. However, Nintendo has denied these rumours and claimed that it “has not disclosed the specific parameters of the game console to Activision Blizzard”. Nintendo President, Shuntaro Furukawa denied that the Nintendo Switch 2 game console will adopt a dual-screen design. He said that the patent for “interactive device with multi-screen design” recently applied for by Nintendo “may not be applicable to any future devices.“
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Nintendo Patents Dual-Screen gaming Device
According to recent reports, Nintendo has filed a patent for a device with two screens that can be split in half, similar to a more modern 3DS. The patent shows a device that can be used in a variety of configurations. This includes a single-screen device, a dual-screen device, and a device with screens that can be split in half and used separately. The patent also shows a device with detachable controllers, similar to the current Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo has denied that the Switch 2 will use a dual-screen design. An FTC lawsuit between microsoft and Activision Blizzard revealed some information with regard to the Switch 2. It reveals that Activision was told last year that the Nintendo Switch 2 would have a PS4-like performance. However, Nintendo says it has not disclosed any specific details about the Switch 2 to Activision or any other company.
Nintendo has patented a design for a dual-screen device that can be split in half. However, Nintendo has denied these rumours that this patent is for the Switch 2. The company claims that it “has not disclosed the specific parameters of the game console to Activision Blizzard.” Activision was briefed on Nintendo's Switch 2 last year. However, Nintendo has not disclosed any specific details about the console's design. As of now, it remains unclear what the Switch 2 will look like or what features it will have.