Not PlayStation 5 alone: ​​Sony patented a game cartridge for an unknown console

Sony has already announced the approximate release date for the PlayStation 5, but some details about the new game console remain

in secret. Still, the company’s new patent gives rise to thoughts about the return of old technologies.

What is known

LetsGoDigital found another Sony patentInteractive Entertainment, registered with the National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil. Last time, the company registered the PlayStation 5 design for developers with the department, and now it brought a game cartridge to the office.

The application was included in class 14.99 with the description “Funny” and “Miscellaneous”. LetsGoDigital notes that in Japan, “Electronic gaming accessories” are registered under this classification number.





Responsible for the new product is Eugene Morisawa, director at Sony Interactive Entertainment. According to the source, Morisawa is responsible for all products related to the PlayStation brand. So the new gaming accessory may be related to the company's consoles.

In November 2018, we already talked about the patentSony cartridge, which Morisawa was also responsible for. As it turns out, the company registered an existing device for a children's kit using Sony Toio programming. Now it's a completely new product. Judging by the single image, Sony is working on a cartridge that looks like game cartridges for the Japanese Famicom (NES in the US and Europe) from Nintendo.

It is not yet known what device the patented cartridge is intended for, because since the release of the PlayStation 3, the company has been using BluRay discs to distribute physical copies of games.

The only Sony console thatused cartridges, there was a PlayStation Vita, but back in 2018 the company stopped their production and now games for the console can only be bought digitally. Perhaps Sony looked at the success of the Nintendo Switch and decided to return to the portable console market with the PS Vita 2, which is now ruled by the Big N.

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