Playstation rumble pack suits costs Sony

San Jose (CA) – Immersion on Thursday reported its most profitable quarter yet, largely due to a payment from Sony that resulted from infringing on Immersion's Touch Sense patents. Integrating a vibrating feature into the Playstation controller ended up to be a very expensive adventure for Sony.
Immersion said that its operating income for the first quarter of this year was $131.0 million, which was driven by income that came from "litigation conclusions" in the amount of $134.9 million. Regular business revenues were $6.0 million....

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Satanas4246d ago

Like the thing you add on an N64 controller?

I think I'll pass. Never used rumble w/ wireless before anyway.

Amplifier4246d ago

Well is the reason we didn't see rumble in the Sixaxis Controller, they tried to bleed Sony and halted all production of vibration for future products. Here's to hoping that we will soon get it back for at least the most of us that want it.


Bombomb4246d ago (Edited 4246d ago )

How can a company that doesn't have a line of products make so much cash. It sounds way too easy, what the heck am I doing wrong? I think I'm in the wrong field/business, I should be patiently waiting to sue a mofo, for something. Who wants to start a business?

SKUD4246d ago

Immersion belly is full of money how's about they get to work on that damn new controller.

AkUmAzRaGe lRl4246d ago

rumble pak come on sony lets get it together

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