Razer Is Patenting A Video Games Console That Looks Like The Switch

Razer might be best known for its upmarket PC gaming essentials, but it looks like the company is about to make waves elsewhere thanks to a recently-discovered patent.

Let’s Go Digital reports that Razer Asia Pacific has submitted a patent for a “gaming controller for mobile device and method of operating a gaming controller.” The patent was submitted in America earlier this year, with the details of the patent being published just last month.

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The seemingly-portable device has drawn lots of comparisons to the Nintendo Switch, featuring a pretty large screen and a similar button layout.

According to the patent’s specs, the controllers are detachable through the use of magnets, rather than the rails that the Switch makes use of.

Interestingly, the console weighs in at a pretty hefty 1.4kg, which is four times the weight of the Nintendo Switch. Maybe not the best for a portable console…?

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Whether or not we’ll ever see this console hit the shelves is a different matter entirely, at least according to Razer.

In a statement to Let’s Go Digital, Razer said: “As one of the world’s most forward-looking companies, Razer regularly applies for new patents for innovative concepts and designs. 

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“With more than 3,000 applications, Razer recently won prizes from the World Intellectual Property Organization for its innovations. At the start of 2013 we invented the first gaming tablet with removable controllers – the Razer Edge – years before devices like the Nintendo Switch were launched. Our patents may or may not be marketed and we do not comment on unannounced products.”

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What do you think? Would you like to see the Razer console hit the market, or is this a sector of the video games industry that Razer should keep well away from?

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