The chaps at Curved/labs have cobbled together a rather intriguing concept for a PlayStation Switch device, which they’ve dabbed the PlayMan.
The company explained that the PlayMan would function as a successor to the PlayStation Vita, and works as a hybrid handheld-console much like the Nintendo Switch, which arrived in stores earlier this year to great success. However, the PlayStation Switch variation has applied a few tweaks to Nintendo’s design, potentially giving it the edge over the House of Mario.
Said Curved/labs: “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.”
The PlayMan is equipped with a large screen and two DualShock controller halves, which could either be hooked up directly to the screen or attached via a touchpad. Check out the video below to learn more about this frankly awesome-looking concept.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen something similar to a PlayStation Switch. Earlier this year, rumors cropped up that Sony was quietly working on a PS Vita 2 after a patent application appeared to out a device that shares many design concepts with Nintendo’s latest home console.