New Sony patent hints at a possible PlayStation mobile gaming controller

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A new patent published by Sony Interactive Japan hints at the company possibly trying to make a bigger foray into the mobile gaming market. The document, which was discovered by VGC, shows a depiction of a DualShock 4 controller, but with an elongated center where the touchpad normally would be. Presumably, you would place the phone into the controller, much like with other popular mobile gamepads, such as the Razer Kishi or GameSir X2. This would be in line with Sony's previous statement from May 2021, where CEO Jim Ryan claimed iconic Sony IPs would be headed to mobile platforms in 2022, and with the company's hiring of the former head of Apple Arcade. As this is just a patent, things can change before any official release, if the device ever gets to that point in development.

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That's an ugly concept with a tiny screen.
I really dislike Sony as a company nowadays.
I'll definitely buy one early with the intention of modding it later.
 

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Why would sony do another handheld console when both the psp and vita didn't do that well.

But the gates are open for the nintendo fanboys to start ranting ohh they're copying nintendo again...... like nintendo invented the idea of a tablet playing games.
Actually, the PSP was an amazing success, it may not have sold more than the Nintendo DS (after all this is the second best-selling console in history, only behind the PS2) but it did very well in the market, it sold even more than the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 3DS, NES and SNES.

The PS Vita was a failure but even it outsold the Wii U, there were several reasons the Vita failed (lack of strong support from Sony in games, the price that was very expensive, proprietary memory cards, confusing marketing and so on. ... ) but I believe that if Sony launched a new handheld it does have a chance of success if it doesn't make the same mistakes.

I think they probably waiting to see if the Steam Deck will be successful or not before taking a chance on betting on this market again.
 
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This looks like something I'll be getting myself for emulation with retroarch. Ive been waiting for an official Sony mobile controller like this. They have other shittier 3rd party name brands out there for mobile phones like this but I'd rather have an official feeling Sony brand controller. I have an 8bitdo SN30 Pro+ but I'd rather play with my phone in the middle of my Sony controller but thats just me. Playing X-Men vs Street Fighter on a mobile touch screen sucks...
 

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Hmm maybe android has been updated since I last tried with my s20 from samsung

Cause I could never use the keyboard with my Xbox controller
Oh, you know what, now that you say that, I seem to vaguely recall that having an input connected doesn't actually pop up the keyboard. You could be right.

Though maybe, as the saying goes, there's an app for that.
 
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