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Sony teases PocketStation announcement for Nov. 5

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Sony is expected to make an announcement about its memory card peripheral for the original PlayStation console, the PocketStation, on Nov. 5, according to a teaser video the company released today.

The PocketStation is a memory card micro-console for the original PlayStation console. It featured a monochrome LCD, infrared ports, clock, built-in flash memory, five face buttons and audio. The device supported multiplayer functionality via its infrared capabilities, which also allowed users to transfer data such as game saves between devices.

The device was originally released in Japan in early 1999, with Sony launching the device in two case colors: white and clear. It was a Japan-exclusive release and the device sold out in the region. In 2002, Sony announced that it discontinued production of the peripheral.