Got the touch

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.

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