Last December, Nintendo patented a new design for a gaming controller, which many people speculated could be the controller for the upcoming NX console. The patent showed an oval-shaped touchscreen controller, which looked like a cross between a Wii U GamePad and a more traditional controller, such as the GameCube controller or Pro Controller.

A supposed leak reported on by Dual Pixels gives us a look at what could possibly be a prototype for the NX controller, which perfectly matches Nintendo's patent.

You can see the leaked image, as well as images of Nintendo's patented design, in the gallery below!

Of course, the legitimacy of this image is still up for debate. Destructoid reported on this story as well, and they ran a few tests on the photo to see if it had been Photoshopped; their tests revealed that the image probably hasn't been tampered with. However, this does not confirm the leak; the device could have been 3D printed, and a screen could have been Photoshopped, printed out, and pasted onto it to make it resemble real gameplay. The possibilities are endless, and it's unlikely that we'll get confirmation about whether the leak is legitimate.

What do you guys think? Is this a real image? Would you like it if Nintendo's next controller had this design? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Dual Pixels (via Destructoid)

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