Sat. Sep 21st, 2019

Sony game cartridge patent hints at development of a Vita successor

Sony game cartridge patent hints at development of a Vita successor
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<p>A new design patent suggests that the PlayStation Vita might not be the end of the line for Sony’s handheld console lineup (via <a href=TechTastic). The patent shows the design of an electronic game cartridge attributed to Sony Interactive Entertainment filed in South Korea last year before the Korean intellectual property right information service (KIPRIS) made it public this month.

Since this is a design patent there’s little in the way of detail about how the cartridge might function (although we know it’ll be made out of metal and synthetic resin), but it suggests that Sony is at least considering a followup to the PlayStation Vita, which was widely considered to be a failure. The handheld console sold just 16 million units, compared to the…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/27/18114183/sony-electronic-cartridge-game-patent-playstation-vita-successor

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