Here’s How the Fake Nintendo NX Controller Was Made

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The creator of the second fake Nintendo NX controller image apologizes for tricking so many people, and shows how the fake image came to be.

The original prankster behind the alleged Nintendo NX controller leak recently came forward and admitted his image was nothing more than a Photoshop job, which has prompted the creator of the second controller image – which caused an equally big stir upon its release – to reveal his work to be a sham, too.

As it turns out, the second batch of Nintendo NX controller photos didn’t come courtesy of Photoshop, but were actually a proper 3D design and lasercutter job by a Finnish man named Frank Sandqvist. He copied the design of the original fake image, and added his own stickers and adjustments after looking at the leaks of Nintendo consoles past for inspiration. Now, however, the creative Nintendo fan has come clean, and has also posted an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at how he was able to fool most of the masses.

Here’s the video itself, which Sandqvist was kind enough to make an English version of:

Frank first apologized to the people who’s hope he built up with the impressive fake, and then went on to explain that he utilized the tools available to his family business to forge the fake Nintendo NX controller, using a 3D printer and a professional lasercutter device.

As it turns out, the glossy screen of the controller has nothing behind it, and the analog nubs are made out of the same material as the sides of the fake device itself – they were merely spray-painted to look like they had rubber grips. The Unit 2 sticker, as it turns out, was actually placed there to cover up a paint bubble. Ironically, the sticker that stated it was ‘confidential property’ generated the most doubt over the internet, although it was a sticker directly copied from previous Nintendo leaks.

As some may have guessed, the backside of the device, which never had photos published online, was completely bare. Frank stated that he would have had to do a lot of extra work to make it look authentic, like making some screw holes and adding a fake battery compartment. Evidently, it was easier just to forego that entire process and just take a photo from the top down.

Frank also shows how the device was 3D printed, and showed off some of the steps behind making everything look as professional as possible. It’s clear he did a good job in this regard, as the internet seemingly exploded after his fake low-resolution image was posted online.

He also stated that his forged creation was uncomfortable to hold, though to be fair, it doesn’t have the two grip areas that the official Nintendo patent features.

What do you think of the fake Nintendo NX controller, Ranters? Do you think the official Nintendo product will resemble something like this?

Source: Frank Sandqvist