Sony Patents New Single-Handed Controller Concept
A new patent filed by Sony has popped up that shows what looks like a stick-like controller for the PlayStation 3 with four face buttons on top, and can be held and operated with one hand (via Siliconera).
The patent was filed in the U.S. by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the device is described (evidently using the vaguest terms possible) as a “hand held game controller.” You know, as opposed to all those game controllers that are held in the mouth.
This raises an obvious question: What on Earth could this controller be for? The fact that it’s held in one hand suggests it might possibly be the future “nunchuck” to Sony’s upcoming “wand” motion controller, but then the fact that there only appears to be four face buttons on this thing makes that possibility unlikely. As Siliconera notes, another possibility is that this is a new quiz controller, possibly for an upcoming new entry in Sony’s Buzz! series. [1up]
WhatÂ I want to know after looking at the illustration above, is what are all those rabid Sony fanboys going to be doing with thier other hand…