Sony patents trackpad device, is probably for PSP2

Monday, 29th November 2010 12:28 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Patents registered by SCEA last month included one for a trackpad device. That sounds a bit familar, doesn’t it?

According to Akihabara News (via Edge), the patent mentions a “handheld device with two-finger touch triggered selection,” with all of the documents mentioning it will come in a two-screen form.

“Comprising: a case having first and second major surfaces; a visual display disposed on the first major surface; a touch interface disposed on at least one of the major surfaces.”

Two weeks ago, VG247 posted shots of a PSP2 dev kit, which showed said trackpad on a PSP go-like device.

PSP2 developers, however, have since reverted back to a kit similar in form to the original PSP-1000.



  1. onlineatron

    I’m incredibly curious to find out how the track-pad works.

    Right now it seems like an unwieldy mess of a control method, but perhaps it works well?

    Time will tell.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. 2plus2equals5

    I bet that qd are developing a heavy rain-like game controlled with trackpad instead of move(for example: crouch = finger down).

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Robo_1

    So from that, is it saying both the front and back of the screen will be touch sensitive?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. KrazyKraut

    i hope they dont exaggerate any innovation…dont wanna break my fatty fingaz.

    #4 4 years ago

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