There are some interesting leaks today. The DualShock lightbar is out, a USB-C charging port is in, the SSD is massive, and the PS5 won’t break the bank.
Today we can thank VentureBeat for spotting the new patent filed by Sony in Japan that shows off the new DualShock controller. As you’d expect, not much has changed about the controller. Sony hit it spot on the first time and then they just continued updating it.
The first thing you will notice are the larger triggers, which are a welcome change as far as I’m considered. There’s a USB-C charging point, but that’s not really new. It does look like there are two 3.5mm jacks on the bottom of the controller. And it has a built-in microphone just under the touchpad. Finally, the biggest change is that the lightbar is nowhere to be found.
If you’re not big on VR, you probably don’t care about the lightbar, but that’s how certain games in VR tracked the gamepad itself. Since Sony is so interested in VR, it’ll be interesting to see what will be replacing it.
Moving away from the DualShock 5, is a leak by PSErebus on Twitter. The leak claims that the PS5 will come packed with 2TB SSD. Which even with the recent price drops of SSDs is not a cheap upgrade. Which is a perfect way to transition to the second part of the leak, which is that the PlayStation will have a $499 price tag. With everything that’s packed into it, that is more than amazing if it’s true.
Finally, the cartridge Sony patented a while ago—unfortunately—has nothing to do with the PlayStation 5 or a still unannounced handheld console. It is a storage device, but for the Sony TOIO, a game system for children which isn’t even a console really. You can see the TOIO in the video below.