Yesterday, all the alarms came out when a Sony patent appeared on the Dutch website that turned out to be cartridges of the new PS Vita or perhaps the future PlayStation 5. The patrons were patented by Sony Interactive Entertainment in South Korea, but they were not the console of the future and for a toy called Sony Toio.
According to Vertex:
It seems that this patent is not for the new PlayStation portable console, but for Sony Toio, toys for children, released by the giant of Japanese electronics, which was launched in 2017. The cartridges for Toio are identical to the cartridges for the patent application, to the round hole at the top and the shape of the connector.
PS Vita was a relative failure for Sony. After selling 16 million units (compared to the 73 million 3DS sold by Nintendo or 80 million sold by its predecessor, the PSP), Sony is expected to cease production in 2019. However, PlayStation fans still keep hoping that the company will launch a new portable console.
In May, the president of Sony Interactive Entertainment hinted that he was still interested in handheld games as “a way to offer more gaming experiences,” and in 2015, the Sony patent attached two removable controls to the big screen, as Nintendo Switch does.