Sony Patents Peripheral Similar To Wii U GamePad Zapper

A recent patent suggests that Sony is developing a peripheral for the PlayStation Move that looks very similar to the Wii U GamePad Zapper, which first appeared during E3 2011’s Wii U announcement trailer. A secondary screen can be attached to the peripheral, allowing it to mimic the Wii U GamePad’s connectivity to the television screen.


291 thoughts on “Sony Patents Peripheral Similar To Wii U GamePad Zapper”

    1. Wow people are idiots. This is a gun with a sight. NINTENDO DID NOT INVENT THE GUN WITH A SIGHT, ww2 did. :| Honestly, I’m fed up with all these accusations. I realise that the point of this blog is to get nintendorks riled up but seriously? Guns such as this have been used in arcades for at least 20 yrs. I mean, I feel like sony’s next tv remote will be called a clone of the wii mote. Or perhaps you’ll broaden your horizons and call out tempurpedic for making pillows that are the same shade of white as Nintendo’s wiifit board. GET A LIFE. NINTENDO IS NOT A GOD WHO WINKED AN EYE AND MADE THE WHOLE WORLD. THEY DID NOT INVENT THE CONCEPT OF WORKING OUT. THEY DID NOT INVENT THE TV. THEY DID NOT INVENT VIDEO GAMES. AND THEY CERTAINLY DIDN’T INVENT THE CONCEPT OF HAVING A SIGHT ON A GUN.

      1. In other words, you weren’t around that era when the Nintendo Entertainment System was released in the mid 1980s. You should know the fact that Nintendo have invented the NES Zapper.

        1. And since you weren’t around in the early 1800s when the British introduced the Rifle, I don’t understand your point.

            1. yeeeeah I didn’t think there was a reason to support the claims made by the article. Psych 101: abusive language = the last resort attempt of someone who can’t back up an argument. :(

                1. That would be child molesting. But I mean, if that’s really your thing…. :P i kid i kid. K, I’m leaving now so leave something reeeeeally scathing. byee

                2. Hey JACK >Off This a Video game site not fuckin World History asshole! The British didn’t invent the Nintendo zapper dickwad. Go suck on the queens dick prick! Now where were we…….Ah, yes Sony w/Vita and Microsoft w/smartglass trying to be like the Nintendo’s original idea, where u add a device to a zapper to use it as a screen sight for shooters. Hey does anyone remember the “I wanna be like Mike!” commercials from Jordan… Replace Mike with Nintendo and have Sony and Micro saying that.

                  1. Yeah, people how haven’t seen the Magnovox Odyssey haven’t heard that that console was the first to have a light gun in the shape of a shotgun.

      2. Bitch Bitch moan moan. did anyone say about coping the gun part? No! theyre noticing the screen on the gun that zooms in on the T.V screen just like how the wii u demo in e3 2011 was shown. zecond off, true nintendo didnt invent the gun but they did invent the gun that was made for Consoles. if nintendo made a arcade game with guns. obviously nintendo fans wont say ooh nintendo has done it again. No! we know its been done before so STFU

        1. In conclushion of this arguement of the retards,
          EVERYONE DIED OF LAUGHTER AT PLAYSTATION 4 BEING THE BIGGEST RIP-OFF EVER!
          The End

      3. So When did you shoot your TV with a Gun and it still worked. that’s an amazing feat and I would love to see you do it again. I think the point people are trying to make is that Sony never made a First Party Light Gun – or inferred Gun- that was used with a pre existing periferal such as it’s Move device as the Nintendo Wii did with it’s Wiimote, so if your going to get all hyped up about calling the Move Gun a copy then you are wrong for doing so because it really is a blatant attempt to try to reach that particular market- which isn’t all that big. IF Sony didn’t use the MOVE mote or what ever the device is called then people wouldnt be up in arms about it as much- it’d just be another Light Gun that has been in existence for over 30 years already, but since it does use the Move mote as Nintendo does use the Wiimote for it’s Zapper then yes by all means it is a blatant rip-off. So don’t get all worked up about the truth because yes the truth does hurt.

      4. “NINTENDO DID NOT INVENT THE GUN WITH A SIGHT”

        First, it’s not a gun, is a Wii zapper rip-off + screen, second, a sight made by a screen (like Wii U gamepad) showing the same on the TV screen (like Wii U gamepad + TV)? What’s your point? If you can’t see that this is a rip-off, than we have 2 possibilities here:

        1 – You are like Aeolus “It starts” troll
        2 – You are just another fanboy defending Sony…

        1. False Nintendo planed PlayStation or snes-CD so yeah Sony just used cpu etc they never came up with the PlayStation console there self

        1. …that seriously has no fucking answer. its like saying “why did Nintendo make the Wiimote?” theres barely anything similar with smartglass and the gamepad.

          1. They made the Wiimote for an easily held controller for playing motion-controlled games. Smartglass was made in reply to the Wii U gamepad.

    1. they are. why do you think they’re not saying anything at all about the Wii U or the games they’re making for it or making 3rd parties avoiding certain questions about the Wii U. the Wii U is literally a secret to the developers who aren’t supporting nintendo. only the most trusted can learn the magic of the wii u XD

      1. Soo many nintendo fanboys gosh. Competetion is good, because it keeps game prices low for the consumer. Shut the freak up. A gamer would respect all companies, instead of sticking onto one side.

        1. Guess what stupid, you’re in a NINTENDO BLOG, so yes, its full with Nintendo fanboys and girls, if you dont like it, just go to a MF sony blog and done! :)
          Anyway, so typical of sony…

  1. in all due respect it has been proven that Sony had a patent for a device like the Wii U gamepad 2 years before it was even announced.

    1. That doesn’t mean shit. They say that to try to justify copying other people, but you know what? They would be even more effective if they didn’t wait until someone else does it first.

      You’d think something like “A controller with a touch screen on it” would be already made if Sony “patented it” before the Wii U was announced.

      1. It always doesn’t mean shit to dumbfuck fanboys like you.

        Lol at people calling PS3+Vita integration a Wii U rip-off when it’s existed even before that with the PSP+PS3.

        In before apologist fanboys talk about Gamecube to GBA which was not even remotely the same fucking concept, unless you guys care to show me a GBA streaming Metroid Prime to it.

        1. Nintendo was Still first moron. Nintendo already came up with the concept of Wii U a year after Wii was released. Therefore they were still first.

                    1. Actually, I think its quit funny that even this overclocked xbox 360 is capable of something the PS3 never reached. Full HD graphics.

                    2. Uhm, both of those consoles have done full HD before you fucking idiot.

                      You’re a really shitty clone. You’re not even trying to do any sort of research.

                  1. …Remote Play can control almost the ENTIRE PS3 system.

                    What.
                    The fuck.
                    Is.
                    Your point?

                    Jesus Christ

                    Why are you all so stupid
                    Why, just WHY

                  1. I am not seeing any significant difference here that the PSP/Vita has not done. It’s quite clear you can’t begin to grasp what you’re talking about. Like Donny, or whatever the fuck his name is, do your research. Then come back.

                    This is becoming pathetic now. Change your fucking name by the way, you’re senseless.

                    1. I was replying to your stupid comment about the PS3+Vita remote play you seem to think was the first, which it isn’t. Remote play is basically a way for a portable device to interact with a home console, which the GBA and Gamecube can do. In other words, with the exception of more features on the PSP-PS3, the PSP-PS3 are not the first.
                      And has? What? The Gamecube and GBA came out before the PSP and PS3, so it should be the other way around. The PSP-PS3 remote play is a concept that was taken from the GBA-Gamecube, and even the Wii-DS Wii U-3DS for that matter. Try again, fucktard.

                    2. Uhm, you don’t fucking get it do you? Are you stupid, simple or slow? Remote Play is the full remote control of your home console and access to features OFF THE TV SCREEN AND EVEN OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE.

                      Why the SHIT are you being a gigantic captain fucking obvious? What are you accomplishing? NOTHING.

                      They are not the same fucking thing, end of this discussion.

        2. Aeolus you are such an idiot :D You dont like Nintendo but you are everyday on this site to post shit :D You are something that i dont know right now, but trust me it is nothing good :D

          1. Aeolus is a fucking idiot. This fucker has no life, comments on every article all day long. Take the dick out your ass & shove it in your mouth and STFU. Get outta here dude. Probably masturbating to every response he gets. Fuckin idiot loser

        3. Actually GBA to GameCube is the same concept its just that the two other systems came later so there is more tech there. And its portable to console, not the other way around.

          1. No, it is absolutely not the same concept, you idiot. REMOTE PLAY is for for REMOTE CONTROL of your entire console on the go. How the hell is it the same freaking concept? That’s being stupid and you know it.

        4. Blah blah blah…. never played crystal chronicles, about as close to streaming as you could get back then so umm yeah it’s technically just about the same thing…

          1. If it isn’t being streamed wirelessly and allows me to continue playing my console on the go with total control over the content on my PS3, then it is not the same goddamn thing.

            I don’t know why you guys are too stupid to figure this out, the majority of you would’ve been wrecked by actual gamers if you tried bringing this willy-nilly comparison up.

        5. Hate to break it to you, but the PS3+Vita wasn’t the beginning of it. It goes back to Nintendo GameCube + Game Boy Adance, or even back further to Sega Dreamcast with the little Game Boy-like device. The VMU I believe it was called.

    2. If this is true then it’s the same story as the Wii Mote; Sony had a prototype first but didn’t release it due to not thinking they could make it sell.
      Then Nintendo came out with their own and made it sell better than Sony thought it could, so they decided to pick up their patent and follow through with it in the hopes of dipping into the casual pool for profit.
      It didn’t work as well as they thought it would. Or at least not as good as Nintendo made it work.
      Will history repeat itself with the Game Pad+ Screen?
      I guess only time will tell…..

      1. edit; by “Didn’t work as well as Nintendo made it work”, I did not mean in specs.
        It’s technically superior to the original Wii Mote in specs.
        I was referring to how well it complimented the games it was designed to work with, and how well it helped the system sell as a result.

    3. I guess you mean this http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/02/sony-patent-application-shows-control-method-that-resembles-wii-u/ . Read carefully the patents:

      Sony´s whatever: A portable electronic device comprises a display facing in a first direction, a video camera facing in a second direction substantially opposite to the first direction, a receiver operable to receive supplementary image data from a remote image source, the supplementary image data comprising an indication of where a supplementary image is positioned with respect to a reference image, and in which the portable electronic device is arranged in operation to display a captured image from the video camera on the display of the portable electronic device, and when the captured image comprises all or part of the reference image as displayed on a separate display, the portable electronic device is arranged in operation to display the supplementary image positioned with respect to the reference image, instead of the corresponding part of the captured image.

      Wii U: An example game system includes a home-console type game device and a terminal device. The terminal device includes a touch panel and an inertia sensor, and wirelessly transmits to the game device operation data including touch panel data and inertia sensor data. The game device receives the operation data from the terminal device, and performs game processes based on the operation data. Moreover, the game device generates first game images and second game images based on the game processes. The first game images are compressed, and the compressed image data is wirelessly transmitted to the terminal device. The second game image is output to, and displayed on, an external display device which is separate from the terminal device. The terminal device receives the compressed image data from the game device, expands the received compressed image data, and displays the first game images on a display section.

      Sony´s patent describes something like a camera-based augmented reality- light gun, Wii U gametablet is sensorbased and extends what happens on the screen, allows asymmetrical gameplay and so on. Nothing what the Sony thing could do. Saying that sony thingie and Wii U are the same is like stating ” trains and cars are the same, you know. They got wheels”.

      1. Unfortunately, nobody with an IQ above 70 would read all of this. They’re busy calling everything a rip-off, despite Nintendo not being the original designs of such things.

    1. Nin9 – Sony
      Smash Bro – All star
      Wii Motion – Move with a shining ball
      Wii U zapper – now this

      all i can say is that Sony suck at marketing. They said wii motion is gimmicky, wii sold shitton of systems, now every console has its own motion controls (wtf). They said 3D is gimmicky (3ds) well, lets see in the future which console or handheld will have 3D. They rip-off ninty software and peripherals because they know, ninty consoles will sell more than what they have even though it has less graphics.

  2. Sony used to be really good but now they are just doing stuff like and it’s kinda sad that they have become so stupid.

      1. So is that Sony’s plan. Release different peripherals from different genres of games…
        This will be as successful as steerin wheel peripherals in driving games. Most FPS players are unimaginative, and would prefer the 2 analog sticks

    1. Lol, the horrible rip off of Smash Brothers, Sony all stars battle royale, haha and despite that, sony fanboys keep saying that sony innovates and that is better than Nintendo, haha poor guys.

  3. It’s a fucking gun, why is everything always a “rip off”? For seriously, I think Nintendo fans will find any reason to say Sony is copying them. Hell, this thing isn’t even out yet. It’s a patent.

      1. I’m looking it up, and I’m seeing no such thing “very similar” to this.

        If anything, the Wii U copied Remote Play. Yeah, I can mindlessly cry “rip-off” too. Seeing as that’s the only thing Nintendo fanboys have left to say about other companies when their system sucks.

        1. You can cry “rip-off”, but if what you say don’t make sense, you’re a fucking idiot.

          Its like saying the Power Glove ripped off Move.

          1. How does it /not/ make sense? How is Wii U+the Gamepad NOT remote play?

            It’s the SAME fucking concept you bloody twat.

            1. “How is Wii U+the Gamepad NOT remote play?”

              Because 1) the Wii U+GamePad isn’t laggy shit. 2) You don’t need two of the same game. 3) It streams the game on the TV to the controller, OR it lets GamePad users do something different from Pro/Wii Mote controllers.

              1. Lol, you’re a fucking joke. You don’t even have an argument. In fact, you lost whatever case you had as soon as you tried to mention “lag”.

                1: is irrelevant to the concept, you’re a bloody idiot.
                2: Who said you need the goddamn game for Remote Play? EDUCATE YOURSELF, FOR THE LOVE OF FUCKING CHRIST: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_Play
                3: It does the SAME thing.

                You lost, get out of my fucking face. You’re a blind Nintendo fanboy who is out of the zone and does not know jack shit. Until you perform research and apply that knowledge to back your debates up, ring me up. You’re a waste of brainpower.

            2. Lovely kid, you really dont get it, do you?

              Remote play is somehow part of the Wii U, yes.

              But there are differences,even you would recognize.

              Remote play doesnt deliver asymmetrical gameplay.

              Remote play doesnt allow to switch the game from the controller to the TV back and forth.

              Remote play doesnt allow you to enter the whole PS3 menu.

              Not to forget: Wii U games are build for Wii U and so for the gamepad. PS 3 games are build for the PS3. Using the remote play function, they shouldnt take use of a few PS3 buttons, because even you know PS Vita is lacking of some.

              So yeah, you´re wrong again.1

              1. “Remote Play doesn’t deliver asymmetrical gameplay”.

                This is a terrible counterargument. In so much ways I can’t even begin to describe just how fucktardedly desperate it was. Also, you have ZERO evidence that Remote Play can’t do that.

                Uhm, yes it does. Simply turn the fucking feature off. Simple as 1, 2, 3.

                Lastly seriously, THIS is the best you can do? LITERALLY EVERY POINT YOU MAKE SUCKS AND HOLDS NEXT TO NO RELEVANCY.

                More strawman arguments please. I’m having a field day reading them.

                1. A few extra points.

                  Yes i got ZERO proof that ps vita and ps3 support assymetrical gameplay. Or even technically capable of it.

                  Yes, I recommend to turn down remote play to use it in a proper way and to enter the PS3 menu. Oh no, wait. I´m talking about the switching. The Vita player has to save his game before he can do anything. Hopefully, he is in a game where he can save at any time, and he is not in the middle of a battle or a cutscene. Once he has saved, he needs to quit the software. After quitting the software, he needs to head to the Remote Play option on the PS3’s XMB. Now, it’s time to put down the Dual Shock 3 controller and power on the Vita. He needs to head to the Remote Play option on his Vita, wait a few seconds for the devices to sync, and then load up the game he was playing. Finally, he can get back into the action.
                  On the Wii U, only the pressing of one button is necessary. That shows how similiar they are, and how much inferior the Wii U is. Its even missing the lags.

                  And yes, ps vita is supporting with remote play lesser controll options. But who gives a fuck anyway, noone is buying that shit.

        2. Wii U was said to do that even before PS Vita did. Hell they said that before it was even announced. They also said how 3DS and Wii U would cross connect with SSB4 and Sony said the same thing about their Smash bros rip off.

        3. well of course they couldn’t design it like nintendo’s it’s be to obvious, they had to make a real gun so Adults that like sony can say it’s looks real but it’s going to basically do the same thing. How many 3rd party ligh guns does PS3 already have like 50… what one more.

  4. Oh now u Nintendrones are gonna complain its a copy but web Nintendo copies u DEFEND AND DAMAGE CONTROLL !! LOL u fanboys are pathetic …this Sony version actually looks better than the zapper !! It look more real and looks great …

        1. The Pro Controller? You mean the controller that was based off the Gamecube controller, which was based off the SNES controller? Fail.

          1. GameCube controller ?? WTF ?? Are you retarded ? It’s clearly a 360 controller with analogs at the top ..foolish fanboy

            1. “It’s clearly a 360 controller with analogs at the top”

              HAHAHAHAHA, you keep telling yourself that, fuckwad.

              By the way, like I said, based off the SNES controller. And know what? So is the 360 controller. Fail.

              1. OMG !! U danboys are so ignorant its hard to get anything through ur thick skulls ..it’s clearly a 360 controller u fukwit , it’s hard to believe that u won’t admit it … Ur just like that revolutionfaggot

                  1. And SNES controller was based on NES controller which was based on Nintendo game and watch games… hmm. yep Nintendo’s design all the way… PS controllers modified SNES controller. Yep it’s tru… XBOX controller Modified Gamecube/Dreamcast controller, yep it’s tru… deal with it..

            2. While you’re delivers was stupid, it does look like a 360 controller. However, its designed much better. The analogs are better, the dpad is fucking miles better. And all the other buttons are better, more solid. Its just slightly different it terms of its shape, but it looks like a 360 controller, just done well.

              1. “it’s designed much better”.

                el oh el

                look at me post my opinion on the internet with something I have never used.

                look at me defend two analogs placed upon buttons to fuck with the wheel gamers are used to, better design of course!

                1. I watched about 5 hands onvideos with the pro controller,and the gamepad, they all said the same thing. The 360 is a great shape, but its buttons are flawed. The doadis a joke, the triggersend upgivingyou a delay,the analogs are too slippy, and inaccurate, and the face and shoulder buttons wear down, fast. Its flawed. But the pro controller feedback in great, and solves the issues the 360 controller had

                    1. then if you havent played the Wii U then you cant say it sucked. nor can you say the gun is gonna play great.

        2. at least they have the balls to go ahead and make up a fucking excuse for it. AKA saying it’s for the hardcore gamers who want a traditional controller. Sony has no excuse but to try to appeal to the casuals even though they suck at that. and as for the remote play, Nintendo did something similar with the GBA with the gamecube but backwards. Sony obviously took the concept and reversed it.

          1. I don’t care about casuals, it’s clear that Sony is just skilled with the core gamers. Who are the true gamers that shaped this industry.

            Once again no. You are seriously fucking retarded if you’re comparing GCN to GBA with remote play. There’s a heap of arguments to tear that apart, but I know it’s a waste of time.

            1. yeah even though core dont buy a lot of games compare to the casuals. ” Who are the true gamers that shaped this industry.” that would be the casuals because they are also the next gen gamers for the future.

            2. you dont care about casuals. i though you just ddint care about being wrong the whole time. core gamers are not true gamers.dipshit and you are not a true gamer. True Hardcore Gamers are the ones who try eveything and enjoy tons of different games for ex. I love Mario and Sonic but i also love the Batman Arkham Series not to mention Bioshock and Mortal Kombat and but i also love the Tales of series and Persona 4. thats fucking verity instead of always playing anything Sony rips off or makes just because it looks good or FPS al the damn time.

            3. “I don’t care about casuals, it’s clear that Sony is just skilled with the core gamers.”

              Like eyetoy, wonderbook, singstar, missing rumble features…

    1. i agree on how nintendo fanboys are bitching which is pathetic really since anything Sony tries to make epically fails.
      PSmove
      Wonderbook (you seen the reaction and how complicated it looks to simply play it)
      and now this. im betting only a few games will support it or will bother add it as a option to which no one will use.

      1. yeah i kind of have to agree with ness and U that the fanboys are kind of dumb and nitpicking, but at the same time, those product from Sony are not going to be supporting; seriously Wonderbook?!? i can tell is going to be a fad in one year after its released.

  5. Shut up alba. This is a gun with a sight. NINTENDO DID NOT INVENT THE GUN WITH A SIGHT, ww2 did. :| Honestly, I’m fed up with all these accusations. I realise that the point of this blog is to get nintendorks riled up but seriously? Guns such as this have been used in arcades for at least 20 yrs. I mean, I feel like sony’s next tv remote will be called a clone of the wii mote. Or perhaps you’ll broaden your horizons and call out tempurpedic for making pillows that are the same shade of white as Nintendo’s wiifit board. GET A LIFE. NINTENDO IS NOT A GOD WHO WINKED AN EYE AND MADE THE WHOLE WORLD. THEY DID NOT INVENT THE CONCEPT OF WORKING OUT. THEY DID NOT INVENT THE TV. THEY DID NOT INVENT VIDEO GAMES. AND THEY CERTAINLY DIDN’T INVENT THE CONCEPT OF HAVING A SIGHT ON A GUN.

    1. a sight made by a screen (like Wii U gamepad) showing the same on the TV screen (like Wii U gamepad + TV)? What’s your point? If you can’t see that this is a rip-off, than we have 2 possibilities here:

      1 – You are like Aeolus “It starts” troll
      2 – You are just another fanboy defending Sony…

  6. Wii Motion Control = PS Move
    Nintendo DS = PS Vita
    Wii and Wii U Zapper = Sony Gun
    Super Smash Bros. = Playstation Battle Royale All Stars

    Is there anything I have missed?

    1. PS Move was shown in 2001.
      PS Vita has two screens now?
      Sony Gun is a retail item now, despite it being a patent with no clear idea whether or not it manifests into reality?
      I’ll give you the last one

      Anything else you idiots want to try to use like the mindless zombies you are?

        1. It was patented before the Wii was released, they just never made it. While i think Moves design is clumbsy and inaccurate, with the whole, judging on light in depth of field with a camera, it did do 1:1 motion before Nintendo. Nintendo just made it work better with motion plus (gyros should be in every controller)

          1. umm what about the power glove? i know that it was a fail but it was an attempt at motion contrlo and that was along time ago or am i wrong to say this?

    2. Modnation Racers/LBP Karting = Mario Kart
      Invizimals = Pokemon (To be fair, it didn’t even come close to challenging Pokemon)

        1. Little Big Planet = Mario (Platform game)

          Sony just loves to bite the hand that first fed them ideas to become a video game company in the first place. LOLOL

          1. Attention people, every platformer copies Mario because it’s a platformer.

            Every keyboard is a rip off, they all look the same. Why do companies keep ripping off the first keyboard.

            Oh no, the wheels on a car are round, they copied the first car. Those fiends.

            What? CDs in game consoles? THEY’RE COPYING THE FIRST DISC BASED SYSTEM.

          2. seriously dude copying mario is no fucking surprize just bring it up and the only reaction you should get is a “No Shit Sherlock” but comparing Mario to LBP is like consoles to PC. yeah its overall better with huge customation but nothing beats the classics. aka console aka Mario.

    3. Not exactly:

      Without Wii Motion Control Sony wouldnt have done PS Move.
      Without Nintendo DS Sony wouldnt have done the PS Vita
      the way it is.
      Without Super Smash Bros. Sony wouldnt have done Playstation Battle Royale All Stars the way it is.

      Similiar ideas always floating around. But its the way you play it out that matters. Without lotr movies no cronicles of narnia movies. Without avatar there wouldnt be so much 3d movies. Without Apple noone would care about tablets.

      Its one thing having a idea. Another believing in the idea and give it a real try. And Sony lost this leadership-spirit years ago.

  7. The Playstation Move already fails and ALREADY failed. I’m not worried about them getting any sales. Fuck Sony.

  8. It was only a matter of time before Sony copied this idea. You just know they’re waiting to see all the features of the Wii U and figure out which one they can pilfer for PS4. It’s pretty sad Leave luck to heaven.

    1. It’s pretty sad you exist.

      Had to be said, you’re the stereotype of loyal Nintendrone. Gotta give you credit where credit’s due, you’re persistent–persistently pathetic.

  9. I rly hope Sony doesn’t make ps4 for at least 5 years. it seems pretty unnecessary considering the uhmazing games coming out in the next 9 months or so. ‘specially The Last of Us. squeeee. But I mean, really, I’d cry if the Ps4 was like the wii u. Tears of the loss of hope for humanty. :'(

    1. Same. Even though im buying a WiiU, ive still got games like Dead Space 2, Lords of Shadow 2, The Last of Us, and Beyond to look forward to, so i’ll still be playing my ps3, plus i just renewed my Plus membership, so i’ll get some deals and freebies.

      1. no they HAVE to. Sales are down and developers are absolutely bored with current gen consoles. which iss why they’re all interested on the wii U

  10. (Looks at comments) *sigh* Typical day at Mynintendonews. Trolls, Nintendo, and Sony fanboys battle to the death, nothing new ever goes on. Wait actually this is kinda entertaining now that I think about it.

    1. You can thank alba for all that. Seriously, if it says anything about Sony copying Nintendo or something related to that in the title, you can be 95% sure it was posted by alba.

      1. Except sickr still posted an article that cause a havoc amount of 600+ comments which is possibly the highest I’ve ever seen here.

  11. Aeolus and Ness are so stupid. Why are you guys trying to make a point when the people you are arguing with are fanboys. Wasting energy on statements that are either factual and most of the time not. Fanboys are fanboys like you. You can not insert a square peg in round hole. You guys are so stupid. Nintendo doesn’t care about your innovations their innovations work and these are what Sony is emulating but unfortunately never succeed in.

  12. This is getting ridiculous. As much as I hate who copies who thingy, this is just business. You want to compete, you did what competitors did or do it better.

    Apple didn’t invent the first touch screen phone, but they did it better back in the day of the first iphone, so they win. Sony didn’t invent the first dedicated console, but they did it better during the ps2 era, so they win. It doesn’t matter who started first, who does better wins. Who does it first always have the edge at the beginning, but if they don’t keep up in the long run, they lose.

    and if you ask me, this sony new patent may not reach production stage. it’s a patent for f**k sake. A concept, that they decided to copyright. that’s it. And it doesn’t works like the wii U zapper, only similar in appearance. and patent can expire over time.

    Chances are that screen is not detachable, non-touch screen and much smaller in size. It’s intended just to be as a iron sight for FPS games, nothing more. The Wii U gamepad has touchscreen, and can works as a touch panel to select weapons and what not, and of course as an iron sight like in the nintendo trailer.

    stop being an idiot and shouting at something non-significant for f**k sake.

  13. Sorry guys but this is copying on the highest degree. The argument that Nintendo wasn’t first with everything is not usable in this situation. Why? Because Sony has copied like everything Nintendo has done this generation. The Wii Remote, Smash Bros, Mario Kart and now Wii Zapper, all in one generation. This IS copying because they are simply using the most popular things on the Wii and integrating them on their on console. This is freaking pathetic as hell, but at least Nintendo isn’t a lowlife and copies everyone else. Proud to be a Nintendo fan. Can’t wait for Sony to copy even more things and the Sony fanboys will still not realize that Sony is just a copier because they can’t, they are way too ignorant.

  14. Playstation 4 will be called PSU

    Then PS Vita 3D

    Then PS Move Plus

    Then The Legend of Zorny : Octaves of Time

    Then Mechtroid Prime

    Then Super Bandicot Galaxy

    Then The Legend of Zorny : Mapple’s Mask

    Then Mechtroid Other S

    Then The Legend of Zorny : Moving Sword

    Then everything else Nintendo does first…

  15. Tell me grasshoppers… WHO IS GOING TO BUY A 300 dollar PS VITA AND PUT IT ON THE BACK OF THEIR CONTROLLER LIKE THAT?

  16. Didn’t bother reading the comments on this article
    I bet it’s just the usual sony defence force with not a single reasonable comment
    And people that think Nintendo invented everything

  17. First they make the Playstation move, a complete ripoff of the Wii Remote, then they start to plan “Playstation All-stars Battle Royal,” which is pretty much Super Smash Bros. with Sony Characters, and now they patent this, something VERY similar to the already planned Wii U Zapper!? It’s like Sony just doesn’t have any ideas of their own anymore!

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