Sony files for "Switch-like" Patent

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  1. WhiteMaze
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    I am not entirely positive if this has been posted or not, so any moderators feel free to remove or lock the thread if it has.

    Looks like Sony filed for a patent that very much resembles the Switch, months ago.


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    I'm speechless.

    On the bright side, if this thing becomes real it might come with Super Smash Kratos for Vitaendo Swish!

    Can't wait to play Crash Bandicoot Breath of the 4K!

    Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/02/17/sony-files-patent-for-what-looks-like-a-switch-esque-handheld

    (Can't believe I screwed up the source link. Fixed now.)
     
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    I'd imagine this would be based off the Wii U, and could've been an actual thing had that not bombed.
     
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    Probably won't release or it's just an add on to a xperia or something.
     
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    I hope so. I mean I've seen twins that are easier to tell apart then this from the switch. My god.

    Though they can easily fix that. Just put one of those light balls on top of it, and you're good to go!
     
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    $ony copying nintendo nah they never done anything like this in the past...
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    Indeed. All that's missing on that patent is a ball that lights up, and we're good to go!
     
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    Even though I don't think this is anything switch like it's not surprising Sony and Microsoft seem to make their own versions of Nintendos hardware.

    Did Sony drop out if the handheld market?
     
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    Fuckin' Sony.

    SNES controller - a shoulder button on each side!

    Original PSX controller - two shoulder buttons on each side

    N64 controller - rumble pack, and an analog stick!

    2nd iteration PSX controller - dual shock, and two analog sticks
     
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    The most painful part of all of this, is that Sony is still in time to save the Vita, with a new release. Even as late as it is, a new Vita 3000 with upgraded hardware, micro SD card compatibility (finally ditching the proprietary ridiculously priced Vita memory cards), and some marketing love could easily put the Vita back on track. Such a great handheld.

    But no. Let's f******* make a Playstation Swita instead..

    ****'s sake....
     
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    Why do I believe this will be more of a companion to the PS4 rather than a completely new handheld console?
     
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    This was revealed months ago. The patent was filed a long long time ago, and never used. Sony seems completely disinterested in pursuing another portable after Vita.
     
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    With vita bombing in my opinion Sony should stick with PlayStation console and nothing else. Even though I don't care for Sony products they have a solid place in the console industry and do really well.
     
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    the playsation Vitch. the new slogan will be: "your our bitch now"
     
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    Still leaves so many questions..
     
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    this is payback for all the $ony boyz bashing zelda.
     
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    lol only a month late
     
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    The controllers weren't detachable, but the reveal seemed like Sony's way of saying, "see, we thought of it first" a few months before Switch's release.
     
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    Even if it was filed when the switch started on the drawing board. They should have been making a better, more affordable, third party support, newer version of their failed handheld instead of making useless patents that apparently never went anywhere.

    Meanwhile, one of the best handhelds ever made died of neglect.
     
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    FTFY

    Whether or not it's "the best" is subjective.
     
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