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Nintendo Switch: Do you think Nintendo will release a joy-con- with a D-pad? [poll]
 
Yes (8/15 votes)
 53%
No (5/15 votes)
 33%
Unsure (2/15 votes)
 13%
 
I would certainly hope so. I'd buy that thing day one!


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Posted: 02/12/17, 07:52:43  - Edited by 
 on: 02/12/17, 07:52:15
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I'm leaning towards "yes," especially since I think the idea is getting traction online. The D-Pad issue is becoming more prevalent--yeah, we can always buy a Pro Controller, but the Joy-Cons are so appealing that I'd really prefer a couple of those instead. Count me in for buying one; those VC games won't do with an analogue stick.
Posted: 02/12/17, 15:29:51
Unsure. It would have to replace the analog stick and not the buttons, though, right? At least for VC purposes, and for using it separately. I guess either way, that limits its usefulness. Unless you can cram a d-pad and and analog stick and buttons on the dang thing, but that seems unlikely.
Posted: 02/12/17, 15:48:19  - Edited by 
 on: 02/12/17, 15:54:25
Could happen but I wonder how comfortable it'll be to use the buttons as a D pad. By the time they release one, maybe I'll just be used to the buttons instead that I wouldn't even bother getting one.
Posted: 02/12/17, 17:02:18
@Koovaps
I agree with you.
Nintendo seems to be pushing the Joy Cons as mini-controllers when detached, and the one pictured above wouldn't have any proper buttons on its face.

That said, I'd love if they did.
Posted: 02/12/17, 18:13:56
I voted No. They have the Pro Controller for that. I think this is it. Mainly because of Paul and Brandon's thoughts. While the D-Pad on a Joy-Con solves one 'problem' it also creates another for one of the core functions of the device. If it happens, it won't be for some time.
Posted: 02/12/17, 19:08:38
Not sure... And then what about analog shoulders... do they release another JoyCon for that? As much as I'd want one, and I really do, I'm not sure I see them releasing one.
Posted: 02/12/17, 19:49:33
I'm guessing "no" because Nintendo think the Pro controller is for anyone who wants a D-pad. However, if enough people complain about it, Nintendo may release one at some point. They do like to make da monies on accessories.
Posted: 02/12/17, 21:11:30
If the Switch sells well, they will cash cow as many different Joycons as they can. So I vote yes, because I think the Switch will do well.

What they should do is release a cart with like 10 VC NES games and then package it with two joycons that look just like the NES pad.

Posted: 02/13/17, 06:32:26
Yes, there will be a bunch of variants, tis the beauty of the Joy-con design.
Posted: 02/13/17, 16:10:56
I'm on team Nah. It could be cool, but would have very limited uses. Rather than that, how about some kind of D-Paddish contraption that balances on top of the four buttons?

As an aside, this thing HAS to support the Gamecube adapter, right?

@J.K. Riki
Ooo, that's a neat idea, actually.
Posted: 02/13/17, 22:55:46  - Edited by 
 on: 02/13/17, 22:57:11
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