This Nintendo Patent Looks Completely Bizarre

Just because Nintendo creates a patent for something, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to create the thing — I expect this might be the case with this completely bizarre Wii controller add-on, which looks like a periscope, or something Peter Venkman might use to, um… bust ghosts?

According to The Verge, that thing on top is apparently some form of touch screen interface, which uses infrared LED and mirrors to transfer the position of the users fingers to the Wii’s IR sensor. The Verge suggests it might be a way for two players to use touch screens for the upcoming Wii U, but to be honest we have no earthly idea what it might be used for.

Nintendo patent application shows a touchpad rigged to the Wii Remote [The Verge]

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