That means a physical controller that can be added or removed at will, the possibility of additional memory and battery packs, and even the option of an interchangeable camera module.
The best feature of all? The 8-bit power-saving mode. The most touching? The “In loving memory” dedication to Mr Iwata.
While the Smart Boy itself is never likely to make the leap from beautiful renders to a buyable product, it’s worth noting that Nintendo has patented ideas around interchangeable controls for a handheld device.
I would love to see this kind of vision in Nintendo’s next assault on the mobile world. It’s already experimenting, so why not? As for Cerveau, he’s got form for creating great concepts – check out his Macintosh Phone too.
Image credits: Pierre Cerveau