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Sony patents Vita with USB, HDMI ports

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Feb 2013 21:34 User comments (8)

Sony patents Vita with USB, HDMI ports Sony has patented an updated Vita handheld.
The new portable could include an HDMI and a USB port, which would certainly be upgrades to the console.

It appears that the company filed the application last year, but the patents were published this month.

Sony has never noted that they plan to introduce any kind of video output options for the Vita, but that could change for the future.

The electronics company has a PlayStation event on February 20th in which it is expected to unveil the PlayStation 4 (Orbis). The company could potentially also unveil a Vita successor, if there is one to unveil.

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8 user comments

113.2.2013 0:56

Finally, a successor to the Sega Nomad.


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213.2.2013 8:39

Frankly, I kind of surprised that they're doing this update to the system because their sales have been down so much.. Why not just make a whole new one and give what customers want? Oh wait, this is Sony were talking about right? Never mind!!


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313.2.2013 10:11

About time now its something I might get....least tis more interesting than the PS4.


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413.2.2013 11:58

2 analogs, hdmi out, standard USB connection.... wow if this were 2005 and the PSP I would kill for it. But now my phone does all this, and more... granted those analog sticks looks nice, to bad they didn't think to stick with them from the beginning.

513.2.2013 23:46

And first and for most, more focus on the game releases. I have a vita, and quite disappointed on the game front..

None the less:

Save some money and real estate, nix the hdmi, make it equivalent to Intel's Widi,even if it is a separate box to hook to a tv via hdmi (and not a ps3 or ps4) to hook up to the tv.

That box u hook up to the tv could support both next vitas & just regular controller support.(Think "lan party" ) full support for ps1/ps2 and some ps3 (yes a mobile device even with the newer quad cpus in them probably could not handle all the graphics and streaming at the same time, and still have it a handheld device..

I guess some youtube,hulu, or netflix streaming wouldn't hurt either :)

With all that,keep it a handheld, keep it a normal price $249 / $89 with the "accessory box". For the games, license some good new ones..and keep some of the old ones at the same time.

And yet still plenty of room for the ps4. We still want jaw dropping graphics and gameplay BUT WITH being able to still play rented/used/preowned Games !)

Dont' F it up $ony !

614.2.2013 11:32

just let us use regular Micro SD cards and I'd finally buy one. But I'm not paying over $100 for 16gb of some proprietary B.S. when i could spend under $50 for 64gb



714.2.2013 19:21

Originally posted by jookycola:
just let us use regular Micro SD cards and I'd finally buy one. But I'm not paying over $100 for 16gb of some proprietary B.S. when i could spend under $50 for 64gb
Good point, forgot about that BS as well:)

815.2.2013 21:03

These are nice upgrades but you shouldn't be able to patient this kind of crap and that is what is wrong today in the controlled world of lawyers. But it does fall into Sony's proprietary world of MM cards instead of SD's and so many other mistakes they have made.

You also touched on the other point that is hurting them the most! More software releases, but none of the 3rd parties want to waste effort on a dead duck like the Vita which is too bad since it really is a nice handheld overall, pending more games for it.


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