The discovery of a new gaming cartridge patent has added rumors that Sony might consider launching a new PlayStation Portable console to compete with the Nintendo Switch.
The potential new PSP hub began appearing at the beginning of this year, following comments made by Sony in the annual financial statement. The report contained a statement in which Sony explained its observations on the fact that it remains on the smartphone market, focusing on 5G technology (with which all portable devices can be connected to the cloud). The announcement states that Sony "strives to develop 5G technology as a competence that Sony Group can use."
Sony's new cartridge patent
Of course, the "5G" intended to be used throughout the Sony group was, of course, reduced to Sony's portable gaming forces. If PSP offers 5G technology, Sony would in theory not have to worry about internal power and processing, and instead of flooding the top-notch PS4 games, for example god of war and Red Dead Redemption 2 on the portable device.
So, for this new patent. As TechTastic originally discovered, the new type of cartridge resembles PS Vita cartridges last day and therefore seems to be able to use theoretically new Sony handhelds. Fascinating, does not it? Not really.
On Push Square we have done some excavation work and found that it was actually used by Sony Toio – a baby toy released in 2017 – this is a photo of it.
Although it's definitely true that Switch is something of a game changer and can be certain of some of Sony that handhelds are not ultimately in the end, it's unlikely that this particular patent belongs to the key of the new PlayStation Portable.
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