This Sony handheld device patent looks familiar

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Looks like a controller for use with a smartphone/tablet, not really a handheld. At least,that's what it makes me think of.
 
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What. Is. This.

Fake?

Sony still thinking about dipping in the handheld field?

Patent was filed 3 years after the Vita was launched. When was it declared dead again??

Should I get my hopes up for a Vita successor?
 

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The fact that the diagrams seem to have some information applied specifically to the tablet part, as well as none of the diagrams showing the controller parts detached, lead me to believe the patent isn't just for a tablet controller but rather a whole device.

 
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Interesting. Frankly I'd take a dumb Wii U style streaming screen for a future PS5 that could perhaps also run all Vita and PS1 and PS2 software. To go one better perhaps able to run PS4 software which can be fairly easily down-ported to the device...

I just can't see a Sony portable having any success and if Sony do try again for the love of Christmas [ahh autocorrect, I'll leave this in lol] enough with the proprietary super expensive SD-but-not-an-SD cards!

Switch will do great however.
 
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The diagrams seem to have at least some information specifically applied to the tablet part itself, as well as none of the diagrams show the controller parts detached, leading me to believe the patent isn't just for a tablet controller but rather a whole device.

Yeah, this is not a tablet. It looks like PS Vita buttons.

I don't think this will ever come out though.
 
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I would honestly love a premium off screen controller for every console to be available as an option. Obviously it's been a core feature on Nintendo consoles for awhile now and it's a big part of the allure of handhelds for me too, but being able to play playstation games sans TV in a way that upgrades the compromised button scheme on vita remote play would be great. Same goes for xbox. Obviously there are remote play options but closer to the Wii U pad would be great.
 
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Since all games now run on pretty scalable engines and ps4 scaling up to 4k with pro .. can't cerny be making a device that can scale down ps4 games to 720p and run on a tablet like device with dual-cons !

Maybe ps5 consist amd's k12 arm architecture as cpu and can scale to portable power requirements . Now sony is not over with generations as cerny mentioned . So maybe the next change is arm , which enables sony to launch a family of devices for different types of users .

But then theres playstation now .
 
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Since all games now run on pretty scalable engines and ps4 scaling up to 4k with pro .. can't cerny be making a device that can scale down ps4 games to 720p and run on a tablet like device with dual-cons !
Sony is not gonna go head to head with Nintendo again in the handheld market when Nintendo already trounced them twice. What about the vita makes anyone think Sony is ready to jump back in?
 
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Yes!


The fact that the diagrams seem to have some information applied specifically to the tablet part, as well as none of the diagrams showing the controller parts detached, lead me to believe the patent isn't just for a tablet controller but rather a whole device.

Yeah, this is not a tablet. It looks like PS Vita buttons.

I don't think this will ever come out though.
Believe!
 
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The fact that the diagrams seem to have some information applied specifically to the tablet part, as well as none of the diagrams showing the controller parts detached, lead me to believe the patent isn't just for a tablet controller but rather a whole device.

ahhhh didn't see this one. looked like a tablet cover in the op pictures.

Sony is not gonna go head to head with Nintendo again in the handheld market when Nintendo already trounced them twice. What about the vita makes anyone think Sony is ready to jump back in?
Sony would GLADLY go back in if they could sell over 80 million again. regardless of Nintendo.