A patent filed by Sony Interactive Entertainment and published this week prompted many to believe that the Japanese giant may work on a successor to the PlayStation Vita, but despite the documentation depicting a new cartridge-like product, it's got absolutely nothing to do with hypothetical handheld – instead, it's for a toy named Sony Toio which released overseas last year.
Many had believed (hoped?) That the company was in fact lining up a successor to its portable line, giving the PS Vita officially discontinued next year. But the patent shows a cartridge identical to the above used product, and thus is completely unrelated.
The manufacturer has admitted that the handhelds are "one way of delivering gaming experiences", but the chances of creating a PS Vita successor look at this stage – especially while it's hands-on with the PlayStation 5 behind-the-scenes . Of course, a new portable is not impossible right right now arise – it just seems unlikely right now. And this patent is, unfortunately, not evidence of anything.
[via techtastic.nl, theverge.com]