Sony teases PocketStation revival

Sony has released a surprise teaser video that appears to suggest the company will begin manufacturing the PocketStation peripheral again.

The corporation said it would make an announcement about the device on November 5 but did not specify further.

First released in 1999, the PocketStation is a PS1 memory card peripheral that doubles as a rudimentary second-screen device. Its 3232 dot monochrome LCD displayed additional data for certain games. Sony discontinued the device in 2002.

It is unclear how Sony plans to revive PocketStation, and whether a possible relaunch will coincide with the PlayStation 4 launch. Whether the peripheral will emerge in western territories, if re-released at all, is not known.

Sony's Japan arm published a teaser video, found below, teasing PocketStation's return.

The PlayStation 4 release date is set for November 15 in the US and November 29 in Europe.

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