An Unidentified Sony Controller Patent

By Spencer . October 20, 2009 . 2:03pm

sonycSony seems to be working on a lot of controllers these days. They have a motion controller scheduled for next year and, maybe in the future, this remote-like thing.

 

A design patent application for this unannounced device was filed in the US by Sony Computer Entertainment. The document is light on details, but calls the device a “hand held game controller”.

 

It seems like this controller is being developed in the USA since all of the inventors are from southern California. More specifically, one of them works at Sony’s Electronics Design center in Los Angeles.

 

What could this be for? The way it’s designed to be held doesn’t look optimized for motion controlled sword swinging. Perhaps, it’s a quiz style controller for Sony’s Buzz series.

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  • MisterNiwa

    Maybe the counterpart to the Wand? Hrm, no… it lacks the Analog Stick.

  • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

    well most probably will have something to sence the movement, i can see first shooting games for it -.-

  • nyobzoo

    yea I really can’t see many games using that besides the Buzz series

  • Chow

    I’d imagine that slipping out of your hand every time you pressed a button with your thumb… if not for that little lip I just noticed before posting this comment.

  • issacasimov

    So, the sony wand was designed to look like a dildo, and now this motion controller is designed to look like an elephant’s tampon? WTF guys. Whats next? A sony blowup doll with vibration features….hmm….actually…..

  • zytrox

    It’s going to be motion based. The motion is used to control the left or right analog stick (assignable) and the buttons are the same as the standard controller. Think of the Nunchuk on the Wii, but wireless same concept, but with better motion sensing technology, like the motion controller from the E3 conference.

  • Squirrel61

    My guess is that this is just a wireless joystick without the base. Of course, based on motion control.

  • tarbis

    looks stupid though.

  • shingoyabuki

    the fallic symbol of the new age of gaming

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