The PlayStation Switch, also known as the PlayMan, shows what Sony’s future portable game console could look like. Designed by Curved/Labs, this device works exactly like the Nintendo Switch, offering detachable joysticks and a standalone display. “The PlayMan won’t be used in just two modes – handheld or TV docking station – but offers three possible fields of use. The device can either be connected to the TV via HDMI or, with attached controllers, be used as a handheld console. But furthermore a large, fully adjustable and above all robust joint allows for a comfortable solution to play while being out and about, without having to suffer from tired arms from holding up the weight of the whole handheld console,” said the designers. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“Games would run via an internal battery and with a lower frame rate, when played on the road. USB ports on the back of the device not only allow for the controllers to be recharged, but can also supply the gadget with energy with attached rechargeable battery packs. Furthermore the performance wouldn’t be compromised by the user switching to the handheld mode and detaching the display from the remains of the console, for the actual computing takes place in the compact casing – image content would be simply be streamed onto the display,” adds Curved/Labs.