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Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo All Sued For Patent Infringement On Joystick Design

It appears that all three of the game console makers, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are facing a patent lawsuit from a patent holding company for the way they designed their controllers. The patent in question is for a low-voltage joystick interface -- though, the fact that all of the game consoles on the market today use a similar technique suggests it's not a particularly non-obvious idea. As the link above notes, the patent holding company has been involved in a few other high profile patent lawsuits, but hasn't done so well with a few of them. Apparently, though, that's just incentive to keep on trying.

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T-Virus3762d ago

and pay... Or PS3 won't have any controllers.

r10003762d ago

If I read this article correctly... ALL THREE SYSTEM CONSOLER MAKERS WERE MENTIONED....

not just Sony...

r10003762d ago

If I read this article correctly... ALL THREE SYSTEM CONSOLER MAKERS WERE MENTIONED....

not just Sony...

Is that how divided people on this site are???

THE TRUTH3762d ago

"Is that how divided people on this site are???"

answer is yes

very few are objective to anything on this site which is sad because we are all here because we enjoy games! It's obvious that most people are more about consoles, CPU/GPU specs, and companies than games.

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