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Viktor said:
We have seen patents from Nintendo that showed the switchable controllers on a screen years ago.

the patens went public august 2016 lol :D



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Goodnightmoon said:

This concept has been around for so long that chances are this chinese company just tried to make it first. The execution does not look great though.

Maybe that's why they were so paranoid about the possibility of other companies copying the product, because it was already partly copied, or maybe they did see the idea and improved it, how are we supposed to know?

why doesnt it looks not great? Where does it look inferior to the switch?

 

The patents with the detachable controller went public august 2016. 

 

The idea of a mobile gaming console with console like gaming is older then the wii u.



Asedebck said:
Viktor said:
We have seen patents from Nintendo that showed the switchable controllers on a screen years ago.

the patens went public august 2016 lol :D

They have several patents and the fact that they were granted in the first place supports the point. WiiU prototypes, which means pre 2012 alone makes clear that Nintendo had this idea a few years ago.



Does anyone think Nintendo could get sued for how much their product looks like this other one?



Viktor said:
S.Peelman said:

It's kind of funny how the NX turned out to be pretty much exactly like this thing. I'm not sure, but didn't these guys say there were no parties interested in buying and distributing this? So what happened, Nintendo got lazy and were the ones that bought this concept, or did they really have the same idea? Nintendo's got to have known about this.

They also have shown in Iwata Asks, former WiiU prototypes years ago and some of them basically were two controllers (WiiMotes) on a screen, I would say this product looks like a rip-off of Nintendos public made prototypes and patents. Which most likely is the main reason why no big distributer bothered with this product.

Yes, I'd seen that issue of Iwata Asks and the picture. Maybe it did went the way you say, who knows. It's, curious to say the least.



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It doesn't matter. Game.com/Zodiac Tapwave was a touch screen portable before DS. Xavixport family oriented motion control casual console before Wii. Rio had MP3 players before Ipod. LG had Smartphones before Iphone. Point is it's not about who did it first but who did it best. I mean hell Vectrex had analog sticks in 1982.