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PlayStation Controller With Touchscreen Patented by Sony - VGChartz
PlayStation Controller With Touchscreen Patented by Sony

PlayStation Controller With Touchscreen Patented by Sony - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 November 2018 / 2,508 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment has patented a new PlayStation controller with a touchscreen with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

 

Read the overview of the controller below:

A controller for interfacing wirelessly with a computing device is provided, including the following: a housing defined by a main body, a first extension extending from a first end of the main body, and a second extension extending from a second end of the main body, the first extension and the second extension for holding by a first hand and a second hand of a user, respectively; a touchscreen defined along the top surface of the main body between the first extension and the second extension; a first set of buttons disposed on the top surface of the main body proximate to the first extension and on a first side of the touchscreen; and a second set of buttons disposed on the top surface of the main body proximate to the second extension and on a second side of the touchscreen.

Thanks Reddit.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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11 Comments

Ljink96 (on 11 November 2018)

PS Swap Incoming? Really though, I would enjoy a new PS handheld if it's done right.


EricHiggin (on 12 November 2018)

The pics look like a Vita type handheld with a wireless TV dock with built in sensor or camera. Doesn't really look like the controls separate from the screen like the Switch.


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ResilientFighter (on 11 November 2018)

Depending on what kind of screen it may be great or terrible


RaptorChrist (on 12 November 2018)

To me it sounds comparable to a description of the Switch.


Errorist76 (on 12 November 2018)

It makes sense they expand on the touchpad idea, given they need it to ensure PS4 backwards compatibility anyway. Let's hope it uses less battery than the DS4 touchpad's constant communication.


Barkley (on 12 November 2018)

Controllers don't need to be more expensive than they are already!


John2290 (on 12 November 2018)

Dammit. I was hoping for a splittable controller for comfort, my wrist really fucks me up these days and I have to end up bring the controller to my chin and be annoyed by the light bar.


gemini_d@rk (on 12 November 2018)

Seems interesting to have ps5 as a main power console and optionally a portable video game to succeed psp and vita. It's the idea that the nintendo left in half with the Switch.


BraLoD (on 12 November 2018)

That sounds like it's describing the DS4.


Immersiveunreality (on 12 November 2018)

Maybe on PS5 as an mobile add on to buy option instead of a separate handheld?


Rab (on 12 November 2018)

PS Switch


Nautilus (on 12 November 2018)

Here we go