Nintendo files patent for 'object detection' device0 Comments
A patent application filed by Nintendo back in 2014 titled "Information processing system, information processing program, information processing method and imaging device" has been unearthed, pointing toward perhaps another part of the NX's feature set.
This patent focuses on object detection, specifically using a wide-angle camera, a light source, and a "an information processing program run by computer of an information processing system provided with a mirror which opposes to a camera and the aforementioned camera," according to the patent as translated by NeoGAF.
The owner of the patent is Fumihiko Inoue, who already holds three patents with Nintendo and worked on the 3DS' design, so the patent definitely seems legitimate. Whether it will become a part of the NX's final design remains to be seen.
There's only two short months left until Nintendo finally plays its NX hand, and at that time, we don't have to depend on patents or rumors any longer. New console launches are always super exciting to me, so I can't wait to see what this next Nintendo console has up its sleeve. If nothing else I hope it doesn't have the word "Wii" anywhere in its title, because that would be the death knell before it even launched. Leave your Wii out of this, Nintendo.