Stationnary game apparatus
And more, supplemental computing device
This patents is about a server, organized in community cloud. Perhaps this hardware will remplace smartphone application...
This hardware could be used to store games and communication online for the switch and look like a dock.
Nintendo could have keep secret a new hardware dedicated to online features.
That could explain why paid service online was delayed, and why vocal is not integred in switch but an other device.
Anyway, patent suggest it.