Nintendo has filed a patent for a dual-screen, detachable device, sparking speculation about its next gaming console, often referred to as the “Switch 2.” The device resembles a 3DS but can be split in half, allowing wireless communication between the two halves for multiplayer gaming.
It also features an exterior touchscreen for interaction when closed. While the patent suggests intriguing possibilities, it’s important to note that not all Nintendo patents result in consumer products. Nintendo’s future hardware plans remain a mystery, but given the success of the hybrid Switch model, it’s uncertain if a handheld-only device will be pursued. Nintendo’s penchant for innovation makes predicting its next move challenging.