PlayStation Cartridge Patent Registered By Sony in Brazil
We have recently learned of several Sony patents that show interesting device designs. Although some have not come to life, there are others who apparently did. Well, following this line, today a new patent emerged that reveals Sony’s work around a PlayStation cartridge unit for video games.
The general registration of the said hardware was made on June 26, 2019, while the design has a record that dates from May 11 of this year, and was submitted to the National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil. However, it was barely discovered by the Dutch site LetsGoDigital. According to the information, it is a game cartridge. The design was carried out by Yujin Morisawa, senior art director at Sony Interactive Entertainment, who is in charge of PlayStation brand products. The intellectual property agent is Kasznar Leonardos.
At the moment little is known about this system, in large part because it is a piece of hardware that could well be a concept and that Sony only registered to protect this property. That said there are chances that, in effect, it will come true and that the company implements it in its PlayStation family, just as it may be that it only remains in an idea.
However, something that makes you think it might be something to see the light is that LetsGoDigital was responsible for publishing the record of what appeared to be the development kit for PS5. But something that suggests that Sony would not use these cartridges in the PlayStation family is their unfamiliarity with this format. We say this because, as you know, no Sony home console has used cartridges and PlayStation 5 will read Blu-ray drives. Apparently, only time may solve these unknowns.
Although some may think that this could mean the return of PlayStation Vita (the only Sony console that has used video game cards or cartridges), we remind you that previously Sony registered a patent that indicated the use of cartridges, but they were focused on the line of games for children called Toio.
Fortunately, LetsGoDigital published some images of the original Morisawa design, as well as a 3D design that you can check at the top of this news and below.
Now that you checked the PlayStation cartridge design, tell us, what do you think of it? Do you think Sony will implement this system on PlayStation? Will you intend to use cartridges as storage media? Tell us in the comments below.