One talented parent recently built an impressive TV display shelf for their son that looks just like the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controller. Ever since it launched in 2017, the Switch has been a blockbuster success story for Nintendo thanks to its growing list of must-have first-party titles like Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Many of these Switch games can be enjoyed by parents and kids alike, adding to the Nintendo Switch’s appeal as a console for the whole family.
The Nintendo Switch is also instantly recognizable for its special Joy-Con controllers, which can be used on their own as motion controllers or attached to a base for more traditional play. The two sides of the Joy-Con can also be attached to the Nintendo Switch’s included touchscreen for handheld gaming, something that later systems like the Steam Deck and the upcoming Asus ROG Ally have tried to replicate for the PC market. Still, the Nintendo Switch’s multicolored Joy-Con controllers give its portable setting a distinct look, one that was recently recreated in a surprising and imaginative way.
Earlier this week, a Reddit user by the handle of Wreck-It-Josh posted images of an impressive project to r/NintendoSwitch: a pair of shelves modeled after the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controller. These shelves were made at their son’s request, and sure enough, they are shown attached to his TV display just like the real ones would be connected to the Switch’s touchscreen. Additionally, the sides of the shelves can be used to hold games, making it a creative way to keep the gaming station organized. As other users have pointed out, the Joy-Con shelves also work as a quick reminder of the Switch’s button layout in a pitch.
Despite being on the market for nearly six years at this point, the Nintendo Switch remains a fairly lucrative console for Nintendo, though some have already started to wonder when the company’s next system will be revealed. A recent report from longtime Nintendo manufacturing partner Sharp indicates that new Nintendo hardware is already in the works and that it could launch as early as next March.
In the meantime, plenty of fans are still enjoying the current Nintendo Switch thanks to the launch of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom earlier this month. Nintendo’s games and consoles have always carried a cross-generational appeal, and this is apparent in Wreck-It-Josh’s homemade Joy-Con shelves that they built for their son’s game room. These imaginative shelves capture the Nintendo Switch’s handheld mode quite well and look like a fun way to keep the Switch’s library of games in an easily accessible place.
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