Nintendo’s new multi-screen patent isn’t just crazy—it might already hide in Switch

April 14, 2018

Anybody familiar with Nintendo’s hardware history knows better than to expect the company to rest on its laurels. Sure enough, as the company’s Switch continues racking up sales, a hint at its next portable system has already arisen in the form of a patent application that is too bonkers to ignore.

Patent applications, after all, can be filed without a company ever intending to make the product, and Nintendo has a history of these—including misleading patents that gave us an incorrect impression of how the Switch might eventually turn out. Take this week’s newly published patent, first found by Digital Trends, with a few grains of salt—but we’ll forgive you if you start believing that this tracked, multi-touch, multi-screen console might ever exist.

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