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Sony reveals refreshed Pocketstation, maybe

Big in Japan
Fri Nov 01 2013, 15:11
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A JAPANESE YOUTUBE ACCOUNT has posted a video that is rather long, rather confusing, and ends with a very short trailer for what is being called the Pocketstation.

We have met the Pocketstation before, back in the dark days of the late 1990s when it appeared alongside the Playstation, mostly in Japan.

It was designed as an add-on to the games console, and looked like a dumber, fatter Gameboy. Gamers could use it to carry around game progress. It was a fancy PDA cum memory stick.

We think it might be coming back. The Japanese Youtube account has posted up a video that might make sense, if we could translate it, but left in its original glory appears to be about a couple who are obsessed with a lorry and pixel cat icon.

You can watch it underneath. Comments are disabled, and the video has no introduction.

We will try to summarise. An interview is occurring between a man and a woman. Things are progressing nicely until the van is spotted. This kicks off a chase that breaks off for a snack refill, then ends on a rather boring sign that informs about an announcement on 5 November and includes "Pocketstation" in text that we can understand.

During the video the words "Sony Entertainment" are said, which would have been a useful clue as to who posted it, if it were not posted through a Sony account already. Clue-wise though, the trail begins and ends there.

The van is apparently being driven by the cat, or at least a man in a cat suit, and it seems to be aware that it might be drawing some attention. We suggest that the large white cat suit is to blame for this.

We have a cat shaped X on our calendars for 5 November. µ


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