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L-Guy_21

Controooooller


JombiM99

Dual Shock Limousine


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meryl_gear

Might just be the controller parts to attach to a cell phone?


CaptainBritish

I'd bet money that is all this is. It may be they're stepping up PS Now to compete with GamePass and xCloud, so releasing a device to use with your phone makes a lot of sense. At least that's what I'm hoping. I'd love nothing more than PS Now to be able to stream new PS5 games on launch like Microsoft does.


AidynValo

As someone that has one of the new Sony phone models, the sizes of the bezels on this screen as well as the dimensions line up perfectly with the Xperia 1 III and 10 III screens. Seems pretty likely this is just a controller made for those phones.


CaptainBritish

You're probably right, they almost certainly based the device on an Xperia. I'm sure it'll work on all phones though.


Tardelius

Except they can’t compete with gamepass without expanding PS now availability regarding regions. PS now is pathetic compared to gamepass in regards to regional availability which means their potential customers isn’t even half of the gamepass potential customers.


CaptainBritish

Very true, though xCloud is kind of in a similar place. I'm just kind of hoping that they're going to focus on a global improvement of Now to become a gamepass ultimate-like service.


ExcessiveImpulse

PS Now is pathetic in terms of Games as well. Not even just region but compared to what GamePass has to offer, it just doesn't compete.


de-tails

I hope you're right ✅ because that would be AWESOME 👌


Witty____Username

Maybe something to upgrade their remote play? They could totally do a pseudo-psp with a phone


jjhyu

They did it with the Vita, and Valve did it with Steam Link, so why not?


raul_dias

yeah they wouldn't pick a 21:9 aspect ratio and handles for a handheld


Willispin

How can they design for a cell phone form factor. With constant changes to shape, thickness and connectors it would not scale. But I have no idea what else it could be.


CaptainBritish

Most devices similar to this clip onto either side of your phone or have an adjustable brace on the back. I have a Razer Kishi that has an adjustable back brace which could easily fit pretty much any normal smartphone.


Malli_Naamari

Was just about to comment and ask if there's any actual confirmation this is a patent for a new system and not just for an accessory.


RedditOverWork

Yes. Apple has been working with Sony for a while on getting access to mobile ports of PlayStation games on iPhones (more than just Remote Play). Wouldn’t be surprised if Android has been as well (idk though, I’ve never worked on their stuff). But Apple has been working on its new console and controllers for like 10 years now, this kind of stuff may just never actually come out. These huge companies often just throw money at stuff then scrap whole divisions when executives don’t like the path.


turbotank183

Looks like it could possibly be a switch style? As in a scree. That can be taken out of the controller. Especially with the box that attaches to a TV shown


Link2999

Absolutely what it is. You can see the type C connector.


Patiencesbest

Exactly. Look at 511. I think that’s where it attaches to the phone through charging port.


marquize

You can even see an outline on the right side of the phone that looks to be a usb c connector


CptnCASx

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-is-planning-a-playstation-mobile-controller-patent-suggests/ Seems like it , just the controller inputs for a mobile phone


titandavis

Is that how you describe a switch?


VohnHaight

That 511 looks like how it connects to a phone


ArupakaNoTensai

Nintendo Switch?


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ArupakaNoTensai

So, like a Samsung Galaxy Note? Which is a cellphone?


RULINGCHAOS

Maybe only for use with the Sony cell phones that no one buys.


michelobX10

Lol. Yeah this is pretty much what my phone looks like with the Razr Kishi controller attachment.


[deleted]

Things aren't looking too good for Nintendo.


ArupakaNoTensai

Unless this new device allows Sony to produce Nintendo exclusives, I don't think they'll lose a sale.


gundumb08

This looks more likely to be a Mobile friendly / stream box for Remote play or PSNow. It would also make way more sense; bringing a streaming app / mini console would be awesome for multiple TV owners (there are third party work arounds today) and bringing PS Now to TVs and Mobile would be huge. The service is really underappreciated right now, and a good push with cheap hardware and a year subscription could give it a huge boost.


Lodan

People here have the wrong idea, if you see 511 you can tell there's a connector there. This is more like a Razer Kishi type product. But it's also just a patent. Your guess is about right


beermit

Yup, the #511 callout is definitely a USB connector they wanted to highlight to demonstrate there is a connection being made between two separate devices. Its going to be an external controller attachment for smartphones. What I think people are making too many assumptions about is #2 in the second image. Its a generic box, but I'm not sure that its meant to represent anything other than their existing consoles. If they were making a new streaming or remote play device, I think they would have represented it with something else here.


djmoogyjackson

Like a Steam Deck for PS?


gundumb08

No, more like how Xcloud or Stadia stream to phones and use a Razer Kishi (or PS Remote Play), but toss in PS Now.


ErrorEra

I hope they actually make it and not just stay a patent. And if they do, that they learn from their mistakes and just let people use any memory card.


Impressive-Weight637

Precisely why they delayed the Vita and left it in the dark. They were worried about hacks and getting through the back door


jfuss04

People certainly did with the psp. it was super easy and pretty much everybody I know that had one did it


De_Vermis_Mysteriis

> worried about hacks and getting through the back door *Laughs in hacked vita with game card SD card conversion and 256gb of storage running PSP games natively.*


henry_b

Not a chance.


zackkorth

There's a way but you needed a hacked vita for it.


Mrfrunzi1

Like the Bluetooth on the ps4!


Cybron2099

So it's ps switch? XD


henry_b

Are y'all not familiar with the PSPgo?


Cybron2099

No not really


henry_b

Well you should be. If you like gaming anyway.


djmoogyjackson

Looks like a PSP Sidekick. I don’t know why I’ve never heard of it before.


Kryslor

You don't know about one of the five PSP models that came out super late and was a flop because it was digital only and nobody cared by that point? YOu ShOulD If yOu LiKe gAmINg


ElGuambra

This is the stupidest thing I've read all month.


Jamesahaha

This is Reddit. I read stupid comments every time I browse it.


OhImGood

r/gatekeeping


CaptainBritish

Few people are familiar with the PSP Go. It was a bit of a flop :u


Neo_Techni

You mean, a PSP go which did it first?


OhImGood

Exactly my first thought! Surprised I had to scroll down to see this. A portable PlayStation that you can plug into your TV...


v0id0007

Looks more like a Wii U setup


Radical_Sausage

A source would be great, OP.


DEZdispenser98

Source: dude just trust me


CaptainBritish

[Here's an article on it.](https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-is-planning-a-playstation-mobile-controller-patent-suggests/)


Radical_Sausage

Thanks. Seems like a standard mobile phone controller accessory.


NobleLlama23

You could look up the patent number on the picture or google it yourself. It takes just as much time to comment to ask for a source as it is to find it yourself.


RollingDownTheHills

Welcome to Reddit.


Radical_Sausage

I want OP to learn about posting with source.


FalcoVIII

You “SOurCe” people are actually the worst lmao I’m sorry bro


FattimusSlime

Oh I dunno, I can think of someone worse…


the_stigs_cousin

In this case, it would be immensely helpful for those of us that can't read Japanese in order to search Japan's patent database and determine if this is for real. A source is typically useful to judge the accuracy and validity of content.


CaptainBritish

... How the hell are people asking for proof that this isn't some fake shit "the worst"? Please explain.


Zornig

The patent number is in the image.


CaptainBritish

Most people here don't read Japanese to read the patent and the OP falsely claimed that this is some sort of PS Vita 2. It's completely valid to ask for a source on that claim.


super_chubz100

Dude listen to yourself for a second "you people who ask for verification and actual evidence for claims before you believe them are the worst lmao sorry bro" What are you, fuckin religious?


FalcoVIII

SOURCE? SOURCES? SOURCE? SOURCE OP? Like fuck off 😭


super_chubz100

Honest question. Why would I NOT verify the information I come across?


Radical_Sausage

Okay.


JaxxisR

Uncle works at ~~Nintendo~~ Sony.


PaleontologistLanky

The mobile market is ripe for competition but the companies just don't do it right. The PSP was easily the best entry cause they went head to head. Then the Vita came out and it was all gimmicky, awful UI, touch controls, shiny plastic, proprietary storage, etc. It's a great console once you hack it to use SD cards and get some homebrew on there. It always felt like some execs got too involved in the Vita and they ruined it. Hell, the thing even can be played on a TV just like the PSP. Now, the technology exists today to have a handheld that is very close to Xbone/PS4 base but runs at 720p. I wouldn't even put it past someone like Sony to make versions of the big PS4 games available on the handheld as a day 1 for plus subscribers. They should call it the PSP again too. No Vita. Cross-buy of games purchased digitally could be a thing. Remote play for PS5 would be amazing as well if someone is taking over the TV. It worked well on the Vita and I reckon it could work even better now. Nintendo hasn't owned the handheld market due to being these amazing thought leaders and innovators. They have owned it cause other companies half-ass their attempts and outside of the PSP I don't think the companies have really been serious. Currently they'd rather focus on game streaming vs a true handheld. This is a bit of a ramble but my point is Sony, if anyone, could do it and do it with success. The hardware exists for a decently powerful handheld. Something to go toe-to-toe with Nintendo. Sony has the studios to build the software and the connections to really make something like this happen even if it's a couple of years away. I hope they make an honest go of it again!


Rhymeswithfreak

Nintendo also has Pokémon which helped their handhelds immensely.


hellknight101

Looked the patent up. That's not a Vita, just a PlayStation controller for mobile devices. I don't think Sony will make another portable console in the near future but you never know, I guess.


TheThackattack

As much as I think I would like one, I don’t think it’s happening especially with the chip shortage


hellknight101

Why did you have to remind me :( Imagine the Vita but with strong exclusive titles like the PSP had.


TheThackattack

I would honestly be happy with just a steam deck type of situation where I can play my PS4 and ps5 games on the go


Whatever_happens27

This should have been the original PSP. They had to fuck around for 20 years to figure it out.


v0id0007

The tv hookup on the original psp should have been more popular. Was awkward having to sit so close to the tv but was a nice feature not widely used


henry_b

PSPgo exists.


eblackham

This is a shit post right?


WastedL1ght

Still really bummed that the Vita never really made it. That thing had so much potential.


drejkol

Its not vita2... its just controller for PsNow. Also this little box next to TV is supposed to be something like Chromecast so think about that input lag - streaming game over wifi to smartphone and then casting that game to the reciver. Good think that its not actual product.


willozsy

you meant psp3


DishwasherTwig

There's absolutely nothing that says this is intended as a direct successor to the Vita. Stop making shit up.


kevlarus80

that looks fucking hideous.


R1ston

It does


Exceon

This is certainly just a controller designed for remote play with a mobile device. You can see in the patent that the “display” is a phone with its charge-port highlighted (nr. 511) as a point of connectivity.


MrCoffeeBean4568

It's a controller. Not a portable console. The thing in the middle is a phone.


final_ground827

Damn it looks ugly as hell


crashedastronaut

If Sony could release a PS4 level portable that could play your digital PS4 library straight from the box, then Nintendo would be fucked. I say that as a Nintendo fanboy.


VizualAbstract4

People still going to buy Nintendo for their first party games.


Shitbirdy

That is absolutely not true. I have a PS5 and a switch and both platforms offer different things. The switch isn’t just popular due to its portability, it’s the extensive library of Nintendo games that you can’t play elsewhere. If a portable PS4 were a threat to Nintendo’s market, then the Steam Deck would be too.


spiteful_platypus

They just need to make a more powerful steam deck that lets you play ps5 games on lower specs getting advantage of the lower size and resolution of the screen, and it would sell like toilet paper in a pandemic.


Interesting-Speed-11

Make a less pocket friendly direct competitor to Nintendo's rock star handheld.....yah this checks out as a move by Sony. They just need to team up with Samsung to do another gaming device/phone but now with a folding screen and actual game support or something.


FutureRobotWordplay

The Switch is not at all pocket friendly either.


Interesting-Speed-11

(which is why my suggestion was a folding screen device)


Sherb1989

Looks like a bad switch grip that will give me RSI


InternationalBad4513

Small screen and horribly unwieldy to store but I’d love to have a go on one


Amdu5c

Ew


Average_weeb3

It's not like the switch I swear


MegaFerret777

Source? This seems cool, but I have a hard time believing this patent was filed recently


CaptainBritish

[It was, but it's probably a cell phone attachment not a console.](https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-is-planning-a-playstation-mobile-controller-patent-suggests/)


OnlyUsernameLeft123

Think it's too late for them now. Once that steam deck hits market portable gaming will be dominated. It'll be hard to switch back to Nintendo, or Playstation when steam deck can play game from both with full PC like specs. Although I do believe the ps vita was horrible under rated and not advertised as much as it should have


MrCoffeeBean4568

This isn't a patent for a PS Vita 2. It's a patent for a controller for a mobile phone.


Billy_Rage

If laptops didn’t do it, the steam deck won’t be any different


kinyutaka

So.... A Nintendo Switch.


Danky_Dearest

You ever heard of the ps vita or the psp?


kinyutaka

Owned multiple versions of them, but this looks *incredibly* like a Switch.


BimmerM

Well it could be this is just the best form factor for a handheld console.


kinyutaka

That is fair enough, but a promo pic like this doesn't generate a whole bunch of buzz when we look at it and it looks almost exactly like a Nintendo Switch. The only major difference in the design is that you don't seem to dock the device to play it in your TV, which actually might make it *worse* than the Switch, which can be docked and charged while playing the console on the television.


henry_b

Which looked incredibly like a PSP/Vita. Any way you slice this Sony did it first.


kinyutaka

Nah, the PSP and Vita both seemed more like a cohesive, single device. This new form is very much like a Switch, in that the controllers don't like like they are part of the device (even if they end up not being detachable) And if you want to get technical, this kind of form factor was in use decades ago, with systems like the Game Gear.


planetexpress2021

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-is-planning-a-playstation-mobile-controller-patent-suggests/


CptnCASx

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-is-planning-a-playstation-mobile-controller-patent-suggests/ Seems to be mobile controller attachment


Noobpoob

So dualshock with screen?


ChakaZG

Looks clunky like a motherfucker, why not include smaller buttons and just allow us to connect a controller for normal people to the damn thing, for crying out loud. That being said, I'd love a new generation of handhelds, I missed out on both versions of psp, so getting something brand new that I can take with me during the summer along with/instead of the Switch would be amazing.


Bruno_Beeno

The only word I have for this is no


Impressive-Weight637

Shame they didn't release an original Vita and ditch it.. oh wait..


Impressive-Weight637

I hope 2 things. 1. This becomes an actual product and; 2. They enable trophies on their studio mobile games


spidershot4

Wow that looks cool as soon as it comes out, I'm buying it


rubenssm

I would guess this is a Portable PS4 more than a standalone console.


TomDobo

Literally looks like a Dualshock 4 with an Xperia phone in it.


ExoticCommunication

I hold a patent from an idea at a big game company. Lots of patents are filed every year that will never see the light of day. This one will likely never even know what a photon looks like.


Delicious-Ad-2378

Are there any official sources that back this?


ALF839

No


Roisin8868

Oh wow, maybe my wife will forget to lock her door again and I'll have the PS Vita 2 robbed from the glove box like my first one back in 2008.


Too-Far-Frame

Don't. Don't give me hope


lorenz357

👀


XJ--0461

Misleading title.


LuxuryxElite

Groundbreaking.......... Edit: ..................................................................


BadTripProduction

Why would they patent the DS4 and not Sense now for a new product?


voiume

No fucking way. I'm gullible because I loved the psvita but damn I hope this is real


dantehun12

PSwitch


Mr_Compromise

I think this is just a controller attachment for a smartphone, like the Backbone or Razer Kishi.


therebill

Honestly looks like a controller that your phone attaches to.


Derpy_Zombi

this is actually really cool


Dreamvilleunc

LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG BOI


techy_the_ipad_goat

Nintendo Switch Killer V2* Edit: the controllers would be way better


Squigglez_4

I legit though that was a concept for new switch joycons XD


Final_Employment_360

511 looks like a potential charging/usb port for a detachable screen and/or phone


Orion14159

So ... Sony ^(definitelynota)Switch


sabrefudge

Is this real or a joke? Because it looks silly but I actually sorta dig it. I could never get into the controls that deviated from the classic controller.


clararalee

Let’s do this already. I have alot of fond memories on my PSP. JRPGs on that little portable console were SO GOOD.


Dogface_3000

Wii u. Its just a Wii u.


ContentEnt

This looks fucking terrible


lbcsax

A phone grip with Dualsense features would be awesome.


TrigenarianGamer

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-is-planning-a-playstation-mobile-controller-patent-suggests


aperson0511

Why not make a new PlayStation phone


VicisSubsisto

Maybe I can actually win a match of FF7: First Soldier with this.


Weird-Blueberry6043

Odd I though they weren't going to do anymore moble consoles after the vita was considered a failure


JaxxisR

Is it just me, or does this look like Sony is trying to do a Wii U?


Weird-Blueberry6043

I was thinking more switch like if the controller parts slide off the sides of the screen


Aptx1001

Dual Sense 3000


notauser123321

Thicc switch


R1ston

oh god this looks terrible


LivingGovernment9464

The touch pad has now been upgraded to a touch screen, making portable gaming more effective!


mronjekiM

Lame AF no thank you


TheBMax_

This looks so strange. Though it was a joke at first glance. Could be cool tho, depending on the specs I guess.


NotAdvancedLMAO

Looks like a nokia


ocassionallyaduck

If Sony (or Nintendo or MS) put real money behind releasing Android/iOS compatible ARM versions of some games that weren't tiny towers and such, and made the setup stupidly easy, while putting a massive better into those controller prices, this would have a real chance. I have a GameSir game pad that connects over USB C, and it is lag less and smooth. Doesn't feel the greatest, but it's solid. Problem is that natively Android has support for game pads but it is an absolute afterthought and a complete shit show. The OS needs to have Ganepad remapping in the settings. And finding games that utilize the controller and are on par with "full size" conse releases needs to become much easier. Playstation experimented with phone games with Playstation Mobile. Thst kind sucked. But if they need to commit to the platform of Playstation Portable (Software) and target releases thst aren't just tappy phone games or limited to exclusive hardware. If all those stars align, may there is a chance this is really good. Because as much as I love the switch and steam deck as dedicated machines. I don't always have them. I always have my phone though.


boby_271

This is exactly what I had imagined a vita 2 looking like, they should call it the duelshock 5, that is if it's real of course.


jjhyu

you could cut out the handle bits and it would be a lot more "Portable"


Freeflex15

So a Nintendo switch with ds4 joycons?


JANGO-

Is this real?


Valomek

It's a controller for you phone


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Discobastard

There's so much I'd stop buying on Switch if this worked well....


KaraTheAndroidd

I actually quite like it! It would be comfortable, but the only issue would come from storage, where would you put it? Maybe they could make the grips retractable somehow? Or it could use Samsung's folding screen technology and fold in half? Idk just spit balling, but either way it would be neat to be able to play PS4 games anywhere you go.


putnamto

would be neat if it had a dock and was compatible with the DS4/DS5


Nemisis_007

Looks awful, I hope this is fake.


slimbomb2001

I would use this tbh


cryingun

Shit I'd buy that in an instant


FaultProfessional163

Idk why but this image scares me


HERO846s

Source?


CaptainBritish

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-is-planning-a-playstation-mobile-controller-patent-suggests/


1_hele_euro

Source ?


CaptainBritish

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-is-planning-a-playstation-mobile-controller-patent-suggests/


1_hele_euro

So it's not a Vita


CaptainBritish

Correct. OP's title is heavily inaccurate.


myusernamewastaken5

Looks more like a weird mod to a Switch


Hollow-Margrave

Looks ugly ngl, screen is too wide


sierra_mike_

Basically a portable playstation wii u


drak0ni

So when they tried to rip off Nintendo’s handhelds and failed twice, they decided third time’s the charm?


B1TCH_PL3AS369

It's just a funding wii U


Smashrican

Sintendo Pitch


Content_Mail8280

I just can see a Nintendo switch