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An operating device is, while in use, connected to an image processor which generates image data of an image to be displayed on a monitor on the basis of a program. The operating device is provided with an analog joystick in addition to a plurality of switches, and outputs operation signals by which the image data can be modified according to an operation by an operator. The analog joystick includes a lever having a tip end which is protruded from a housing and inclined in an arbitrary direction including North, South, East and West. There is provided with a guide ring which includes a guide wall having an octagonal outer edge around the lever, and the guide wall guides the lever to eight corners, that is, upper, lower, left, right, right-upper, right-lower, left-upper and left-lower corners.

Title
Function expansion device and operating device using the function expansion device
Application Number
9/345946
Publication Number
6241611 (B1)
Application Date
July 1, 1999
Publication Date
June 5, 2001
Inventor
Yasunari Nishida
Kyoto
US
Shigeru Miyamoto
Kyoto
US
Kenichiro Ashida
Kyoto
US
Genyo Takeda
Kyoto
US
Assignee
Nintendo
US
IPC
A63F 9/22
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