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Playstation cartridge patent registred in brazil

Verydeadpool

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Maybe it's for wireless vr games storage

2 things could happen here

Wireless vr where u can take away play games on a memory

Or

A new revisited psp 5g u can slot into a vr as well what I do think should happen as u can do it with phones
 
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If this is right and priced like Vita proprietary storage PS5 is setting itself up for a massive fail.
 

Birdo

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To be honest, this isn't much different than the old Xbox 360 removable drives.

Although, I guess digital games weren't as big that gen, so we didn't need a bunch of extra drives.

 

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Being every catridge very expensive, you dont wanna toss the 1TB when you upgrade to 2 or 3. So maybe you can swap cartridges to play each part of your game library. Hope they have paper labels in the face, like old k7 cases.
 
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Rayderism

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Ooh! I know! You buy this cart and link it to your PS5 account. You will be able to buy a game at Gamestop or wherever, and it gets loaded onto the cartridge, then you take it home and transfer it to the PS5. The cartridge becomes the way to buy games in a store, instead of downloading them from PSN.

That's actually not a bad idea......
 

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Ooh! I know! You buy this cart and link it to your PS5 account. You will be able to buy a game at Gamestop or wherever, and it gets loaded onto the cartridge, then you take it home and transfer it to the PS5. The cartridge becomes the way to buy games in a store, instead of downloading them from PSN.

That's actually not a bad idea......


I couldn't find my other post about my idea of having Kiosks set up in stores & parking lots where people can just download games onto cards & bring them home but I found this one


I'm implying that every game gets saved to the Console's internal or external hard drive either way so what's the big difference of how it get there? If MS was to place kiosk in stores that let people plug in a USB stick or HDD & save the games to transfer to your console when you get home it wouldn't be much different from transferring your games from Disc.
 

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Sony thankfully has gotten away from proprietary storage formats. Memory sticks, mini discs, UMD, etc. It would be weird for them to return to something like that for PS5 storage, considering that both PS3 and PS4 used standard 2.5" drives that users could replace easily.

I have no idea what type of storage PS5 is going to have that allows it be as fast as Sony has demonstrated. It can't just be SATA 3 /SSD without the PS4's bottleneck.

I'd love to see Sony go for M.2 nvme storage that users can replace. That would produce the speed Sony is suggesting and future proofs the PS5 for its life cycle. I'm just not sure that it's practicable on a per unit cost basis.
 

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Not related to the PS5 as they've already confirmed the system having a 4k Blu-ray drive and backwards compatibility with the PS4.

This is for something else.

And some of the suggestions in this thread are fucking awful and would be instant death for the console.
 
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Thanks for sharing the pic.

Wasn't it known that the PS5 would rely on a proprietary SSD? I thought that was one of the first things revealed, that the system leverages a superfast custom SSD to "eliminate load times".

Not to me; I was under the impression they were using a proprietary/customized implementation of NVMe 3.1 over PCIe 4.0 with some type of memory controller handling customized specifically for PS5, but still accepting regular 3rd-party M.2 SSDs.

I suppose it would still come down to 3rd party manufacturers to implement the software stack and driver compatibility to take advantage of those features on Sony's part, which could still facilitate the need for Sony to make their own drives in case that pickup from 3rd parties didn't happen. But if the image is close to what this thing could look like at retail, then it seems ONLY Sony's drives would be compatible due to the form factor.

Either that, or they have two slots; one for their own, and one for 3rd parties. But the latter would require either double the lane count, or a multiplexed solution (unless the lane bandwidth were increased to accommodate two drives simultaneously at full speed, then only one drive would be operable at a time). And I suppose they could do two slots for just this reason.

Sony thankfully has gotten away from proprietary storage formats. Memory sticks, mini discs, UMD, etc. It would be weird for them to return to something like that for PS5 storage, considering that both PS3 and PS4 used standard 2.5" drives that users could replace easily.

I have no idea what type of storage PS5 is going to have that allows it be as fast as Sony has demonstrated. It can't just be SATA 3 /SSD without the PS4's bottleneck.

I'd love to see Sony go for M.2 nvme storage that users can replace. That would produce the speed Sony is suggesting and future proofs the PS5 for its life cycle. I'm just not sure that it's practicable on a per unit cost basis.

I don't see why it would be very difficult; NVMe drives have been out on the market for years now, and AMD began shipping motherboards and processors with PCIe 4.0 support this year. Depending on BOM for other components, they could theoretically cut down on the number of PCIe lanes active on the APU (keeping in mind at least one would probably be used as a bridge for other I/O like USB ports).

In the grand scheme of computer technology, NVMe, M.2 and PCIe 4.0 are not that hard to implement on processors or motherboards. Even in terms of fitting TDP budgets, they aren't that taxing on voltage and wattage use (particularly for the peripherals we know PS5 would be using them for). And they're going to need those things for future-proofing purposes.
 
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Soooo.... This is just some guess work render by a site?

As pointed out to me by the site’s author, Mark Peters, Let’s Go Digital managed to create some 3D renders of the cartridge patent that Sony filed.
Nothing suggests this is based off anything other than the imagination of "Let’s Go Digital" at the news of a cartridge.
 
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Rayderism

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The problem with Sony having proprietary cartridge style SSD upgrades is that it would be like the Vita memory cards in that they would be prohibitively expensive. I mean, it would be a good idea, but they have to make it affordable.
 
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