PlayStation 5: An Expandable SSD Storage Is More And More Likely

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s patents continue to be found, so Sony’s plans about the PlayStation 5 (or ideas at least – not every patent becomes reality) keep being figured out before the announcement(s).

Recently, we wrote about how Sony filed a patent in Brazil for a cartridge. Now, they did that in Japan as well, and it was once again found by a Dutch website, namely Let’s Go Digital. Let’s see the patent’s overview: „This is a recording medium which can record various data, such as a character, an image, an animation, a sound and a program. By loading the opening provided by the game console with the tip end part by which a plurality of pins of this cartridge was provided, the various data recorded on this cartridge can be read.” It’s a definition of storage that can be written and read, and you can place an SSD into a cartridge nowadays. With it, we can rule out a portable device – Sony will likely make another platform on that front after the Western flop of the PlayStation Vita.

Another patent filed in Japan has been found – this is of the DualShock 5 (which isn’t officially called as such yet, but what else would Sony call it?). It does look a lot like the DualShock 4 at first glance, but there are some changes: there’s no LED bar, the triggers (which will be adaptive) are bigger, the analogue sticks are also changed, plus there’s a slit in the revised touchpad. The microphone will be placed under the PlayStation button, and Sony has previously said that the DualShock 5’s speaker quality will improve over the DualShock 4 as well. There are some comparisons between the two controllers – we took these images from ResetEra.

The PlayStation 5 will thus not follow the Xbox Project Scarlett’s idea of supporting accessories of previous generations, including controllers. Perhaps Sony should learn a lesson from its competitor…

Source: WCCFTech

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