Nintendo's NX is still shrouded in mystery, officially speaking, but inside sources have been leaking information about the console to publications both major and minor for quite some time. The latest reports state that NX's controller will feature Wii-like motion control and that its development kits feature a social sharing button and a split D-Pad, similar to the DualShock 4 controller.
This was one of the talking points on a recent episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and we believe these reports are completely accurate. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.
We all think these reports are true, as they've been corroborated by multiple sources. We think motion controls are a given, as motion control compatibility is a no-brainer for the console's rumored detachable controller units. Not to mention it would allow them to continue remaking and reselling Wii-era games on the eShop. Alex also mentioned that the split D-Pad solves an issue with the face buttons, where each controller wing would need to have an analog stick and four face buttons to work—a split D-Pad would solve exactly that.
Our full in-depth thoughts go far beyond this brief write-up, so if you'd like to dive in deeper, be sure to check out the discussion video above. If you like the video, you can subscribe to Nintendo Week on iTunes, where we release new episodes every Wednesday, or you could check out the full episode. If you don't like long-form podcasts, you can subscribe to us on YouTube, where our discussion segments are uploaded on Thursdays, and these select snippets from the rest of the podcast—which we call NWC—are uploaded throughout the week. If you like what you hear, we'd love it if you leave us a review on iTunes, where you can find episodes covering tons of other subjects, or send us your feedback! We'd love to know what you think of the show, and how you think we can improve it.