Nintendo Switch Console Prototype Reveals Never Before Seen Menu Mockups


Nintendo Switch Console Prototype Menus
Photo credit: Paul Felix Kelly
Paul Felix Kelly from Germany recently stumbled upon a Nintendo Switch console prototype that revealed some never before seen menu mockups These screenshots appear to be from early in development since the current “Switchboard” style was already set in place by 2016, or a year prior to the console’s launch.





Nintendo Switch Console Prototype Menus
Nintendo Switch Console Prototype Menus
The Nintendo Switch NAND prototype comes equipped with 64GB of internal storage, or double what the release model has. Why? Developers used it to store things like the menu mockups you see here, along with some test games / software. Some of the icons may look familiar because they come from the Wii U, 3DS, etc.

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Nintendo Switch Console Prototype NAND
Nintendo Switch Console Prototype NAND

The pictures themself are marked as being created in 2015 but they were found in an ‘Album’ Test folder so the date ranges can be wrong and only be given for in app display purposes. The earliest working Nintendo Switch Main menu can be found in ‘NintendoSDK SystemSoftwareKit for NX’, which were given to some third-party developers before the Switch’s launch, ” said Paul Felix Kelly.

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