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Playstation cartridge patent registred in brazil

sonomamashine

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A PlayStation cartridge patent has been registered by Sony Interactive Entertainment earlier this year at the Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (INPI) in Brazil, as spotted by Dutch website LetsGoDigital. Sony used Kasznar Leonardos as the local 'IP agent' to submit the application.

The design of this PlayStation cartridge was realized by Yujin Morisawa, Senior Art Director at the Corporate Design Center of Sony Interactive Entertainment and responsible for all products associated with the PlayStation brand. In his 15 years with Sony, Yujin has designed products in various fields - from cosmetics and electronics to the Agent robot (via iF World Design Guide).
Are you having a deja-vu? If so, that's perfectly normal. Every single detail about the PlayStation 5 development kit (later turned out to be real) emerged in the very same way on the Web, with the patent designed by Morisawa, registered at the INPI, and then spotted by LetsGoDigital.

Needless to say, this lends a lot of credibility to this rumor. However, the purpose of this PlayStation cartridge remains unclear at this point. Sony has never used cartridges for its home consoles before, and the PlayStation 5 has already been officially confirmed to feature a Blu-ray drive that can read triple-layered discs (up to 100GB).

On the other hand, Sony did use cartridges for the PlayStation Vita, its latest handheld console, released in 2012. At the same time, Sony has repeatedly stated that they don't have a new handheld console in the works, mostly due to the PlayStation Vita's own failure as well as the enormous rise of mobile gaming through smartphones and tablet devices.

Of course, they could have had a change of heart since. Still, we're eager to see where this is going and will definitely let you know of any further developments regarding this particular patent.




Maybe Sony is making a "Nintendo 64 RED CARD" upgrade
or a Portable version wich could include AMD RX 5500M serie ?



Also Phil Spencer mentioned previous E3 Xbox ConsoleS (streaming or portable ?), and why would Sony miss out on that portable market knowing that Nintendo is making a lot of money from it with a better library.
N7+ process provides 15% to 20% more density and improved power consumption, ideal for portable device, wont surprise me to see a super slim PS4 using it as well.
-Cartridge Title : It's a device to READ AND WRITE DATA. (if anyone who understand portuguese can confirm ?)
-SSD swap ?
 
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it's a patent. doesn't mean they are ever going to use it. honestly i'm surprised it wasn't filed earlier. a lot of patents are just filed to stop other people doing it.

The only way I could ever see this being used is if we ever get a Playstation portable console again. It's too expensive to make cartridges in high capacity. The Witcher 3 on Switch uses a 32GB cartridge and that is not a common solution.
Very, very interesting.

Maybe PS5 has a cartridge option?
no.
 
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It's the operating system for the SONY ADAM Computer expansion add-on for the PS5

Duh
 
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Vita 2? :LOL:

Wouldn't mind another handheld but it is unrealistic.
Phil Spencer said "Xbox future consoleS" previous E3, Nintendo is making a lot of money in the portable segment, now imagine PS4 library on the future PS Portable, keep in mind that they worked closely with AMD so they can easily port games to the PS5 for BC, why not allow the player to play those games in a portable devise with a rich library that Nintendo is lacking.
 

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Is this like a kanye meme ur doing
 
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Is this like a kanye meme ur doing
No, it's reminding people of something they usually tend to ignore, encouraged by articles that tend to wrongly word this kind of stuff as it was a guaranteed actual product.

This certainly looks like something that'll go into the "not gonna turn into an actual product" bucket.
 
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No-one making the connection between this and the aperture in the DS5 that they'd "talk about later"?

Dreamcast is back, baby!
 

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Sony has repeatedly stated that they don't have a new handheld console in the works
Ummmm ok. I don't know why people do this, Sony nor Nintendo nor MS are ever going to tell you YEARS in advance they have some system in the works, if they do, its vague as hell. So pay no mind to this whole "Sony said" this or that, they are not going to tell you PSVita 2 or PSP3 etc is coming out until they are ready to really tell you its coming out. That might simple mean they are not ready to tell folks its in the works.
 

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it's a patent. doesn't mean they are ever going to use it. honestly i'm surprised it wasn't filed earlier. a lot of patents are just filed to stop other people doing it.

The only way I could ever see this being used is if we ever get a Playstation portable console again. It's too expensive to make cartridges in high capacity. The Witcher 3 on Switch uses a 32GB cartridge and that is not a common solution.

no.
I think it is just typical Nintendo bullshit. They may cost several times more than bluray, but when bluray cost like almost nothing = mem cards arent really that expensive. If shops can sell 32Gb sd-cards for under 5€, unless they fucked up something and made their version several times more expensive = they cant cost more than 1-3€/$.

Yeah, it is lost millios if game sells millions, but they arent really that expensive
 

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Also sony opting for a cartrige solution for Ps portable make sense since Ps5 uses ssd or fusion drive to supress loading time.
 

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Shhhh. Let the Vita worshipers dream.
 

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Not all patents become actual products.
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No, but this was designed by, "Yujin Morisawa, Senior Art Director at the Corporate Design Center of Sony Interactive Entertainment"
And companies usually only file patents first in places like Brazil when they want to hide an upcoming product, like the PS5 dev kit that was confirmed to be real.
This patent for the cartridge was filed before the PS5 dev kit patent was discovered, so Sony was intending for this to go unnoticed just like they expected the PS5 dev kit to as well.

I'm thinking It possibly could be for a PS4 portable.
You could insert a PS4 game disc into the PS4/PS5 and then connect the portable device and copy the disc contents onto the cartridge and it would embed the PS4/Ps5's and the portable's unique identifying number and occasionally you would need to connect the portable and the PS4/PS5 with the disc inserted to insure you still have the physical copy;
Another possibility could be that you would copy half the game or so to the cartridge, and then be able to stream the rest of the game with no latency.
 

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You could insert a PS4 game disc into the PS4/PS5 and then connect the portable device and copy the disc contents onto the cartridge and it would embed the PS4/Ps5's and the portable's unique identifying number and occasionally you would need to connect the portable and the PS4/PS5 with the disc inserted to insure you still have the physical copy;
Another possibility could be that you would copy half the game or so to the cartridge, and then be able to stream the rest of the game with no latency.
Yeah orrrrrrr you could lay off the drugs and realize you would just have to buy the games again.
 

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Yeah orrrrrrr you could lay off the drugs and realize you would just have to buy the games again.
You wouldn't need to buy the games again.
The cartridges would be blank that you would install games from the disc onto.
Using a proprietary cartridge instead of a memory card would provide extra security protection for Sony.
 

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You wouldn't need to buy the games again.
The cartridges would be blank that you would install games from the disc onto.
Using a proprietary cartridge instead of a memory card would provide extra security protection for Sony.
What I was saying was that your "solution" is a completely unrealistic, never gonna happen fantasy.
Sony would not go through the trouble of making this convoluted system when just having the customers who want a physical copy buy the games again is much simpler and more financially viable.
 

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No, but this was designed by, "Yujin Morisawa, Senior Art Director at the Corporate Design Center of Sony Interactive Entertainment"
And companies usually only file patents first in places like Brazil when they want to hide an upcoming product, like the PS5 dev kit that was confirmed to be real.
This patent for the cartridge was filed before the PS5 dev kit patent was discovered, so Sony was intending for this to go unnoticed just like they expected the PS5 dev kit to as well.

I'm thinking It possibly could be for a PS4 portable.
You could insert a PS4 game disc into the PS4/PS5 and then connect the portable device and copy the disc contents onto the cartridge and it would embed the PS4/Ps5's and the portable's unique identifying number and occasionally you would need to connect the portable and the PS4/PS5 with the disc inserted to insure you still have the physical copy;
Another possibility could be that you would copy half the game or so to the cartridge, and then be able to stream the rest of the game with no latency.
The designer is irrelevant. Designers design all sorts of stuff. There's no reason to believe that a senior art director (like any other designer) would design only things that turn into actual products.

And no, patents are filed everywhere, otherwise your intellectual property isn't protected everywhere. The location is also irrelevant.

You're reading way too much into it, possibly due to confirmation bias.
 
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The shape of the cart features an opening (presumably for the connector pins) in the bottom, so it's most likely thicker than a Vita, 3DS, or Switch game card. What it accomplishes, and on what device, who knows. I kinda doubt it's a portable though...Nintendo themselves hasn't done a cart with an open bottom since GBA, and the label looks a little unusual for a game cart (looks like a Colecovision cart or something..).
 

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The patent refers to a storage device.
It looks like it's going to be proprietary storage for the PS5.
 
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You wouldn't need to buy the games again.
The cartridges would be blank that you would install games from the disc onto.
Using a proprietary cartridge instead of a memory card would provide extra security protection for Sony.
If Sony manage to do that, it's over, the competition is dead.
That would be a pricey piece of tech, but it would be cool.
Nope, N7+ is cheaper & power efficient.
The patent refers to a storage device.
It looks like it's going to be proprietary storage for the PS5.
Or storage for games - portable device.