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News video games 19 November 2019, 13:22

author: Bart Swiatek

PS5 With Removable SSDs? Sony Registers Another Patent

Sony has registered another patent for portable SSDs/SSDs with the Japanese Patent Office. It seems that the company is actually working on a technology called „PlayStation Cartridge”. It is possible that it will be used in PlayStation 5.

Will PS5 support SSD cartridges? Source of the picture: Let's Go Digital (these are images rendered based on graphics contained in a previously disclosed patent).

Let's Go Digital has reached the next patent registered by Sony - this time at the Japanese Patent Office. It concerns removable SSDs (or basically cartridges), about which we wrote a week ago. The documentation describes the interior of the unit, including how it connects to the console.

“This is a recording medium which can record various data, such as a character, an image, an animation, a sound and a program. By loading the opening provided by the game console with the tip end part by which a plurality of pins of this cartridge were provided, the various data recorded on this cartridge can be read,” we read (via Wccftech).

For the time being, we don't know what Sony is going to use "PlayStation Cartridge" for, but all signs suggest that the Japanese corporation is currently focusing on one platform - PlayStation 5. According to official information, the PS5 will have a Blu-ray reader, but it looks like it can also be equipped with removable drives / SSD cartridges.

Of course, it cannot be ruled out that the technology is dedicated to a completely different device - such as a portable console (although after the failure of Sony's PlayStation Vita, the company does not seem to be too eager to challenge this market again). Patents can also be registered "preemptively" and include solutions that the company does not plan to use at the moment.

We would like to remind that PlayStation 5 will be available on the market during the holiday season next year. More information about the device will be available in February.

The sketches show the interior of the device.
  1. PlayStation - official website
  2. Sony - official website
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