Early mockups reignite debate over Nintendo Switch UI design

Nintendo Switch UI mockup
(Image credit: Nintendo)

Nintendo Switch UI design is a topic that tends to divide fans of the console. Some like the clean and clear simplicity of the interface, while others complain that it's boring and want more options for customisation.

It's therefore only natural that the appearance of apparent early mockups from a couple of years before the console's 2017 release have reignited the debate. The files show a busier menu design and a whole bunch of icons and avatars, some of which will look very familiar to anyone who had a Wii U (not got a Switch? See our roundup of the best Nintendo Switch deals).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.