Sony Patents New ‘Controller’

Sony Patents New ‘Controller’

The Sony Salad Mixer? Dream Catcher? Pineapple Slicer?! WHAT THE HELL IS THAT THING?

Video game controllers have a long and storied history, much of which is downright absurd. However, most of that absurdity can be blamed on one thing: poor design. As we’ve come to realize over the years, controller design can be a fickle mistress. Aside from mere functionality, a controller must cater to both a consumer’s aesthetic appeal as well as comfort and usability. Unfortunately, designers tend to forget this and we end up with stuff like this:

Ugly Video Game Controllers

They’re so bad.

Sony doesn’t really seem to be catching on here as a patent for a new controller has just been discovered and this one looks like it’ll be joining the ranks of the aforementioned. Meet the…. whatever you want to call it.

New Sony Controller

Aside from looking like something used to replace nuclear fuel rods, this is clearly intended for use with the PlayStation Move. Sure, we’ve seen our fair share of devices to stuff, cram, shove, and force our precious glowing orbs into, but little is known about this device’s true functionality, or purpose for that matter. According to the document and the pictures within, the device’s handholds/wings/daggers or whatever you prefer to call them can be swung out to make this thing even bigger than it already is.

New Sony Controller

Plenty of controllers are designed that never see the light of production, but thanks to the wonderful world we live in today and the accessibility of the Internet, we get to see more of these concept designs… and have a hearty chuckle at their expense.

Now, I’m not saying this is going to be a complete failure or that this is even the final design, but c’mon… really? Until we know more about it, I am going to throw my 2 cents in the ring and say it’s the official Sony PlayStation Move controlled Pineapple Slicer. I can see the resemblance, if you just drop the Official ManaTank Pineapple Slicer over the controller like so…

PlayStation Pineapple Slicer Concept

Oh what the heck, Sony. Just do this and I’ll be happy:

PlayStation Pineapple Slicer


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