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Sony patents Wii U-like tablet controller

updated 10:05 pm EST, Mon February 6, 2012

Application initially submitted in 2010

Sony has filed a patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a tablet-like game controller. The Position-Dependent Gaming, 3D Controller, and Handheld as a Remote in many ways conceptually resembles Nintendo's Wii U's tablet-like game controller. Sony actually began the application process for the technology in July 2010, almost a year before Nintendo showed the system.

In its submission, Sony describes the controller as a mobile device with an integrated display that uses its position as a means to provide input to a video game console. It tracks a player's head, body position and posture to create an image of an avatar for the player on the game screen.

So far, Sony has only applied for the patent, It's too early in the process to determine if Sony actually intends to incorporate the technology immediately into a product, such as the new PlayStation Vita, or protect itself for future product designs. [via VentureBeat]











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