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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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Satanas3648d ago

Like the thing you add on an N64 controller?

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

Amplifier3648d ago

Well folks...here 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.

@mp

Bombomb3648d ago (Edited 3648d 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?

SKUD3648d ago

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

AkUmAzRaGe lRl3648d ago

rumble pak come on sony lets get it together

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