With the PlayStation 5 on the way next year, it appears as if
the design patents for Sony’s new gaming system have been leaked out.
Patented in Brazil just last week, the PlayStation 5 has
been designed by Sony Technical Director Yusuhiro Ootori. Now, LetsGoDigital
have gotten hold of design patents for an unconfirmed electronic device that
could well be the PS5.
The outlet adds that Sony has labelled the device as a Class
14.02 patent which means that the device includes data processing and peripheral
equipment. Interestingly, the PlayStation 4 was also registered under the same
It’s well known that Sony rarely patents designs that it doesn’t
have plans to move forward with, and all indicators continue to suggest that
this is indeed the PlayStation 5 designs that we’re looking at.
From the design concepts seen here, there are plentiful vents
and grilles seen – which could be key in overcoming some of the overheating
problems some PS4 users have had with Sony’s current console.
A leaked email suggests that the PlayStation 5 may be
launched as early as February next year, although Sony has yet to publicly
confirm any concrete launch date for the console.