Sony could be cooking up a plan to allow PSP owners to control their handheld's games with the dual-analogue glory of a Dual Shock or Sixaxis controller.
A recently published patent, filed by Sony in September 2005, reveal plans to dock the PSP with a PS2 Dual Shock controller. Although it's not doing you any favors in the portability stakes, but it does solve one of the commonly brought-up complaints of the PSP: the lack of dual analogue sticks.
The 2005 patent doesn't seem that attractive a proposition, but when you consider the newly-announced PSP Slim can be plugged into a TV, it becomes a far greater prospect.
With both the PSP and Sixaxis being mini-USB devices, itseems possiblethat Sony could execute the plan withthe Sixaxis controllerinstead.
Check outthe patentfor yourself.
July 27, 2007