Mocked-up Nintendo Switch 2 manual shows Joy-Con 2 with sliding mechanism
Just recently we reported on a clearly fan-made mock-up of the Nintendo Switch 2 that also featured a Switch 2 Max console alongside it. It appears the same source has been busy creating some more mock-ups to tease the device, with an apparent portion of a manual turning up this time. The text in the image is in Italian (the same as the previous concept image) and this time the focus is on the Joy-Con 2 rather than the NG Switch itself.
Once again, the creator seems convinced that this generation of Joy-Con for the Switch 2, which is mentioned in the “manual” text, will have a sliding mechanism. It is initially unclear why the Joy-Con 2 would have such a mechanism, as obviously integrating such systems into any device simply adds another thing that can be broken or damaged. It could be argued that having such a slider mechanism would allow users with different hand sizes to get the same amount of usability out of the Nintendo Switch 2, or change the orientation depending on what game is being played (button focus or stick focus).
This enhanced usability is hinted at with a machine translation of the text, which states, “the area of the buttons to move ensuring ergonomics”. A lot of effort has been put into this unofficial mock-up, which details how a user would attach the Joy-Con 2 to the Nintendo Switch 2 while also mentioning that the console “guarantees total compatibility” in terms of controller use, although the seemingly modular Joy-Con 2 would not work on a first-generation OG Switch. There are expectations that Nintendo will launch a next-generation Switch in 2024.