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Sony filed a patent for a new Game Cartridge, will future PS games be Cartridge based? *****Update*** It appears to be for Toio :(

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Ahh Sony, always trailing behind Nintendo



Yerm said:
Ahh Sony, always trailing behind Nintendo

It really smells like a home/handheld hybrid console. Not saying it's PS5, but another console in attempt to revitalize their handheld sales.



Ljink96 said:

Switch games don't even have a 64GB card yet, and PS5 is supposed to make 4K a standard? Nah. These cartridges would be hella expensive and no developer would want to use them. I think Sony is making something that can appeal to the Japanese Market with a PSP3 type device that plays on the TV much like a Switch and they'll release it worldwide as well. If Sony can actually support the thing, it could see amazing success and be cartridge based.It'd probably be based off of newer tech than the Switch, and this is probably why people feel the Switch refresh will be in 2019 and will feature a power boost.

We should know more by mid 2019, if info doesn't start leaking before then.

The only way Sony can support an Handheld is if it has the same architecture as the Home console, allowing them to have a shared library. It has to be the PS4/Pro and XBO/X situation. If they try to do two platforms again, with the handheld, getting spinoffs of every major franchise it will just end up like the Vita again. If they want to succeed, they have to have proper GTA, RDR, COD, FIFA, NBA 2K, GOW, Horizon, Gran Turismo. People will not buy a spinoff device, to play spinoff games. They don't even buy spinoff games on the platforms they have, most of the time.

As for price, storage costs are going to drop massively, as capacity baloons over the next few years. Just like with HDD vs SSD in PS5, I expect they are looking down the road over the entire life of the console, and not just launch. It may not offer the biggest profits in 2020, but what will it look like in 2023 or 2026, as more and more games are starting to sell. As they move into those "Harvest Years" as John Kodera called them, Cartridges and M.2 NVMe Storage will pay massive dividends.



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Here we go again with these discussions about a new PS handheld/maybe hybrid ... simply put, I don't think it will happen.



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Must be preparing to copy Nintendo Switch. =P



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Looks likely to be a hybrid handheld. A hand-held PS4 (or something that can play PS4 games at, say, 720p resolution mobile) could prove to be the Switch's undoing.



Going to throw out a random guess that their next "portable" will be their Xperia phone that can play games via cartridge. Making a portable game device merged in with their current smart phone line would be the only way I could see Sony re-entering that space.



Helloplite said:
Looks likely to be a hybrid handheld. A hand-held PS4 (or something that can play PS4 games at, say, 720p resolution mobile) could prove to be the Switch's undoing.

Uh huh, yeah, sure, let's run with that.



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CuCabeludo said:
Yerm said:
Ahh Sony, always trailing behind Nintendo

It really smells like a home/handheld hybrid console. Not saying it's PS5, but another console in attempt to revitalize their handheld sales.

the handheld market is non-existent at this point. nobody wants to play a game anymore that is strictly confined to a 5 inch screen with watered down graphics. so Sony is either going to make the PS5 a hybrid console, or try to support a hybrid and a home console at the same time which would be overplaying their hand a bit