New PlayStation Eyepad Controller patent discovered

It seems Sony has been working on a variety of controllers for PS4.

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Smurf11954d ago

I think it's a cool name. The PDF states that it will work with PS3 and any new console.

jujubee881954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

This is almost certainly going to be used for a next gen PS console (if it comes out).

Edit: Also, I do not think the document actually called it the 'Eyepad'.

... But it sounds better than the lookytablet (which is would I would like to call it!) :)

jujubee881954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

Thanks to neogaf, I found out it was called "EyePad" in the .pdf,

"...hereafter reffered to as the EyePad..."


GribbleGrunger1954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

lol, yeah, I love it when a company has a sense of humour. They must have chuckled to themselves in the board room when naming this.

miyamoto1954d ago

funny you mentioned that

Originally called the iToy (short for "interactive toy") by the London branch, the webcam was later renamed to the EyeToy by Phil Harrison.

SilentNegotiator1954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

I doubt that they would use that name for a final product.

Here we go....Playstation haters are here in full force (not you, Snookies), once again pretending that Nintendo invented the patent (tablets with controller bits, yeah, that didn't exist before Wii U /s) and acting like every patent is a Ps4 feature or something launching on Ps3 tomorrow.

Don't these guys ever get sick of kidding themselves?
Playstation haters are boringly predictable.

Neonridr1954d ago

lol, so are we going to now say that Sony was developing this long before Nintendo? I mean how many times do they have to come out with a strikingly "similar" product to a previously released Nintendo peripheral before we can call them copiers?

SilentNegotiator1953d ago (Edited 1953d ago )

No, I'm saying that Nintendo didn't invent the idea.

Oh noes! Sony is copying the company with an unoriginal idea!

And besides, all half-credible rumors are saying that the Ps4 will have a small touch PAD, not a touch SCREEN. I know some of you would love to see Sony "copy" a "Nintendo invented" idea so that you can continue on about SONY HAZ NO ORIGINAL IDEARS, but that's 95% likely not even the case.

xtremeimport1954d ago

I like the Vita because it has physical buttons as well as the option to touch. I use the touch to navigate the live screen but basically when it comes to games, i've always preferred the physical buttons. I hate games on the iphone because of that reason. touch just isnt as responsive and always feels kinda awkward.

Mounce1954d ago

Not to confuse 'eye' with 'i' in any way, of course :P Tehe.

Knight_Crawler1954d ago

The Playstation Eye Pad LMFAO!

What next Sony Eye Tunes.

Poor Sony, being at the bottom in every department must have them going mad.

StraightPath1954d ago

Wii u?

Sony copying once again

Snookies121954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

It's not copying if you can do it better... That's just innovating. You take an idea and build upon it. If it sucks, by all means call it a copy, or a rip-off.

EZMickey1953d ago

@Snookies12 Actually it is still copying, regardless of whether it's done better or worse, it's still copying/imitating/mimicking.

Ironically if you look at the Move next to the Wii, Sony didn't "innovate", they just imitated but used better technology than Wii's controls and somehow Wii was still more successful by a ludicrous amount.

Even by your own logic (where did you come up with that anyway?), it's still copying because commercially they didn't do any better :/

GuyThatPlaysGames1954d ago

Apple will try to sue them for making it sound like Ipad lol

badz1491953d ago

When will people learn that not all patent will go into production? This will be just like millions of other patents...remain as a patent or a lawsuit weapon!

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wishingW3L1954d ago

Sony are on a roll patenting everything they can.

MattyG1954d ago

Companies tend to patent a lot of things, even if they have no intention of ever making them. Just in case, you know?

MultiConsoleGamer1954d ago

Sony tablet controller confirmed.

It's move all over again.

In before "chicken and egg" arguments over Move and Wiimote tech.

Azurite1954d ago

Why bother if you know better?

jimbobwahey1954d ago

Nothing is confirmed you idiot.

dafegamer1954d ago

So you're saying that the Wii U controller is not an IPad?

dafegamer1954d ago

@ginsunuva sorry but nintendo didnt innovate the tablett, nor a touchscreen

SilentNegotiator1954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

That's right, Nintendo invented Tablets with controller bits on it. There TOTALLY wasn't a bunch of devices doing that before Nintendo.

And worst of all, you actually suggest that this confirms a tablet controller for the Ps4. When will you people learn that 90% of patents aren't used?

1Victor1954d ago

I agree with you silentNegotiator this is a move to block apple from using dual cameras for 3D video/pictures and allow Sony to came out with a 3D tablet

quantae061954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

Nintendo were the first company to make a touchscreen controller on a video game console though.

SilentNegotiator1953d ago


Except the devices with touchscreens AND controller parts WERE the controllers to that hardware.

So, no, Nintendo really weren't the first to do that for a controller.

Qrphe1954d ago

Just like blocking used games was confirmed in the PS3 by that patent years ago.

Monkeycan81954d ago

I do have to say the tech for the "Move" was shown/recorded before the Wii was announced.

But i'm not sure when Nintendo patented or made up the Wii's motion controls.

If anyone knows let me know.

Neonridr1954d ago

2001 is when Nintendo first started their design. In that year, Nintendo licensed a number of motion-sensing patents from Gyration Inc, who they used to help build the Wiimote.

Monkeycan81954d ago


Thank You Neon.

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Cocozero1954d ago

I miss the days when Sony used to innovate and not copy.

They could have at least thought of a better name to make it less obvious

Monkeycan81954d ago

Do you say anything that isn't trolling?

THC CELL1954d ago

Hahaha according to Samsung apple stole the iPhone idea off Sony, god people are just stupid. Sony was inspired and made something that might be better..

subtenko1954d ago

What exactly is Sony copying? Having a tablet? Dude, do you know who Sony is? They are a massive electronics companies dating back to years ago. They DO innovate! But with things like computers, if one company makes a computer, it would be stupid if someone else couldnt make their own computer without being bugged by people like you saying "hey you copied them!"

You made an account on N4g but you wernt the first one; you copied them.

Good_Guy_Jamal1954d ago

Wow, way to rip off Nintendo AND Apple in one dell swoop. Really? EyePad?? WOW!

delboy1954d ago

Actually I like the above design, I mean copy.
Laughing so hard at Sony boys.

zebramocha1954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

@delboy copy of what? The design would look like a square or rectangle because there are no other shape common among electronic devises.

@delboy it's just a patent,this doesn't confim they are coming out with a tablet controller but look at how it may work with future products.

delboy1954d ago


Yep a square, but even then you can't copying it.
Look at apple vs samsung lawsuit, same would happen to Sony.
It's a Ipad, look at it. Lol

007Bond1954d ago

yeah those fanboys damn well know it's a cheap copy yet they still argue it's great haha!

KevPC1954d ago

by that logic even the wiiu controller is a copy

Ippiki Okami1954d ago

"Yep a square, but even then you can't copying it.
Look at apple vs samsung lawsuit, same would happen to Sony.
It's a Ipad, look at it. Lol"

....yeah just like the sony xperia tablet Z or S. WOW. You casual nintendrones are absolute morons.

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naqib27101954d ago

you sure? i thought because ps eye + pad=eyepad and not because iPad...

subtenko1954d ago

Lol your comment straight out mentioned apple XD Nintendo ripped off Apple trying to be apple in this case but it's not working out for them like they hoped it would.

dafegamer1954d ago

rip off nintendo and apple? How does that work sir?
damn the sony hate from delusional trolls is frustrating

Qrphe1954d ago

>Apple patents iPad
>Sony patents tablet controller

Son, I don't think you know what a patent means

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