Sony has patent filed that might cover parts of Wii U Controller

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  1. Midna
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    Good old Sony.
    [​IMG] Source

    For reference, the Wii U has been in the works since 2008

    Mod edit- although the title was grammatically OK we tweaked it to avoid possibly confusion (originally Sony has patent filed for Wii U Controller). Also for those that recall a similar thread there was one about a year ago when the gaming media initially stumbled upon this patent
    http://gbatemp.net/topic/209604-sony-patents-universal-game-controller/
     


  2. TehSkull

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    PS Vita as PS3 controller?
     
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    Nah man, read the article
     
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    Hmm... to sue or not to sue? That is the question.
     
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    Ehh. Prepare for the "SONY COPIES EVERYONE LOLOLOL" comments...
     
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    Sony can't sue because Nintendo had this way before they did.

    Nintendo can't sue unless they do something with it


     
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    >Implying it matters
     
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    This can really be anything from a simple wireless controller to some kind of Handheld to console cloud like gaming device. Either way we all know it wont have games (trololo)
     
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    Pshh... screens on controllers...

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    inb4 nintendo fanboys jump to their usual ridiculous conclusion
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    Oh hey 1Player. Have any more articles that cite sources that don't support the content of the article?
     
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    Um ok....Was I the only person that took the title of this topic literally....Its kinda misleading in away. I was like "How in the hell does Sony have a patent on a Nintendo product?!"
     
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    I would go but I seem to recall I already called BS/"troll" on that patent when it was initially discovered
    http://gbatemp.net/topic/209604-sony-patents-universal-game-controller/page__view__findpost__p__2610739
     
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    You're not the only one. I thought the same thing. Should be "Wii-U like controller".
     
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    does figure 908 look like a PSVita to you? i'd assume filing for patents, the figures would have to be accurate in portraying the devices.


    but you know, this trend of filing of copycat tech by Sony is probably just a precaution or preparation, in case the WiiU catches on fire and becomes a breakout hit, Sony will be able to quickly follow the trail.

    but it wins no respect from me though. and that's probably part of the reason why i have no love for Sony games or consoles.

    EDIT: except for the PSX genre. i have lost many a good day to that wonderful thing.
     
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    That picture half makes sense, with half irrelevant points that don't actually show a lack of "innovation".


    Decided to fix that picture for ya man

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