I'm assuming it's cool to post about this here as I couldn't find anything pointing to the opposite. (If not I can remove this)
So some Nintendo design documents have leaked from 2014 showing what appears to be a very early concept for the Nintendo Switch, including the name which was already finalized at this stage, despite the console being MUCH different from its final form.
Aside from the form factor being absolutely bizarre (and similar to that of a public patent which at one point someone made a fake prototype for) this early version was also set to include a 480p screen with 3D visuals like the 3DS, backward compatibility with 3DS games, a possible dual screen setup in addition to single screen play, Streetpass functionality, and the ability to wirelessly connect the console to the TV. (Unlike the current Switch which connects through the dock)
Any thoughts? I think the design for the console itself is abysmal, having the control sticks on top of the screen would be incredibly distracting and hurt the gameplay experience, not to mention the lack of face buttons. But the features like Streetpass would have been great. I actually really loved that feature on 3DS and I think it's a shame they got rid of it, it's such a great idea and was executed pretty well, could have been even more so on Switch potentially.