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Weirdness: Toro Stars in This Bizarre PocketStation Teaser

Posted by Sammy Barker

All will be revealed next week

Sony’s ill-fated PocketStation memory card peripheral could be on the verge of a comeback, if we’re making sense of this bizarre Japanese teaser video. The footage – released on the platform holder’s official Eastern channel overnight – shows two reporters (?) chasing down a person dressed in a Toro Inoue costume. It concludes with a 5th November unveiling date, and an image of the aforementioned handheld’s logo.

But what does it all mean? We haven’t the foggiest, to be honest. For those out of the loop, the PocketStation originally launched way back in 1999 in Japan, and worked as both a memory card for the PSone and a portable accessory. Some titles – such as Final Fantasy VIII – allowed you to copy minigames to the miniature device, which could then be played on the move. It was very much a response to the Dreamcast’s VMU.

Exactly what Sony intends to do with the unit in an era where most people use smartphones as companion devices is unclear, but we’re intrigued nonetheless. Make sure that you check out the video embedded below, and formulate a theory in the comments section.

[via youtube.com, polygon.com, vg247.com]

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User Comments (10)

Epic

#1

Epic said:

After watching this video, everything was clear like water to me.

I don't speak/understand japanese. xD

mibtar

#4

mibtar said:

Can't they just put the effort that they're gonna use on whatever this is to the vita?

rjejr

#5

rjejr said:

"It was very much a response to the Dreamcast’s VMU."

I'm so glad you put that in there. Having never been to Japan and not knowing what this was I thought it was a VMU when I first saw the photo.

Munkyknuts

#7

Munkyknuts said:

A PS phone app would be cool.....mini games that expand on the full title and such like they did with GTAV....not that I played on Ifruit after the novelty wore off.

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