Grazie alle news trapelate da Famitsu siamo giunti a conoscenza che il produttore di periferiche giapponese HORI sta creando un Joy-Con per Nintendo Switch con un vero D-pad a croce simile a quello di Playstation.

Riteniamo sia importante specificare come seppur aggiungendo questo D-pad old-school la periferica HORI manchi delle features di rilevazione del movimento che si ritrovano sul Joy-Con originale.

La nuova periferica HORI al momento non è ancora disponibile per la vendita ed il suo rilascio è previsto a Luglio in Giappone e a seguire anche negli altri paesi ad un costo di 2,678 Yen, equivalenti a circa 20€ (a cui si dovranno poi aggiungere eventuali tasse).

HORI A seguire eccovi un estratto tradotto in lingua inglese dal report di Famitsu:


As a peripheral device for the Nintendo Switch (Nintendo Switch), Hori will release the L side controller dedicated to the portable mode equipped with a cross button in July 2018.
Following are quoted from manufacturer release
Mobile mode exclusive cross connector (L) for Nintendo Switch
Ideal for retro games and fighting games Nintendo Switch Mobile controller dedicated controller!
Compatible with Nintendo Switch
It is an L side controller dedicated to the Nintendo Switch’s portable mode.
Mounting a cross key button – Equipped with a cross button easy to enter commands. Ideal for playing nostalgic game titles. In order to realize comfortable play in portable mode, it is possible to make accurate input in all directions while making smaller than the conventional cross button made by our company.
With this product, the following functions installed in Joy – Con (L) can not be used.
Player lamp, synchro button, SL button, SR button, HD vibration · This product is not equipped with “acceleration sensor” and “gyro sensor”. During the game, “acceleration sensor” and “gyro sensor” on Joy – Con (R) side will function.
Because this product is dedicated to the portable mode, wireless communication is not performed in “TV mode” and “table mode”.
Product name: Mobile phone only mode cross (L) for Nintendo Switch
Sales price: 2,480 yen / tax included 2,678 yen Release date: scheduled to be released in July 2018 Part number: NSW-076
JAN Code: 4961818028845
Publisher: Hori Co., Ltd.
Full length × depth × height: about 37 mm × about 28 mm × about 100 mm
Mass: Approx 50 g
Connection method: rail connector connection
– When using this product, please update the system of Nintendo Switch to the latest version and use it.
– Please use this product connected to the Nintendo Switch body. This product is a controller that operates only in portable mode. It can not be used as a wireless controller.
– This product, Nintendo Switch body, Joy-con (R) is not included.
– This product can not be used with peripheral equipment corresponding to Joy-Con.
– This product may differ slightly from the picture.
– Please understand that specifications and appearance of this product may be changed without notice for improvement.


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