The Nintendo Switch, Joy-Cons, and even Labo are the result of Wii-era feedback
Nintendo heads share some interesting history about both the Nintendo Labo build-a-kit accessory pack and the unique Joy-Con controllers it was created to supplement.
“[The] Wii is a much-talked-about example of Nintendo’s experience of success, but the developers began to rethink their hardware design after receiving feedback from global users of Wii Sports and Wii Fit, saying things like the Wii Remote should have had different design features, or should have been small enough to attach to the leg,” said Miyamoto.
“Because of that rethinking, our developers thought constructively about the advantages of miniaturizing the game controller, and when the technology advanced to give controllers greater functionality in a smaller size, it was not lost on them that here was an opportunity to create a console-type game system that could be carried around like a handheld video game system. That led to the development of Joy-Con, and to the concept of combining Joy-Con with cardboard constructs.”