Sony Group had 387 patents in gaming during Q1 2024. Sony Group Corp filed patents for a game presenting system with multiple game systems, an AI-based skill tracking system with NFT representation, an input device for virtual joystick control based on weight distribution, a system for presenting visual subtitles and Braille in games, and a method for streaming gameplay from a cloud gaming system based on user device and bandwidth. GlobalData’s report on Sony Group gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Sony Group grant share with gaming as a theme is 33% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Game presenting system (Patent ID: US20240100427A1)

The patent filed by Sony Group Corp describes a game presenting system that includes multiple game systems executing a game process for multiple users, along with a game presenting machine. This machine obtains motion images related to the game from each game system and produces a game presenting screen image displaying a list of these motion images. The system allows users to switch between different motion images displayed on the screen, with the first motion image being different from the second motion image. The viewpoint of the second motion image is based on the first motion image, providing an improved recognition of the entire scene of the game being executed.

Furthermore, the game presenting system includes a list holding server that sends information about the game systems to the game presenting machine. The first motion image is produced by each game system, while the second motion image is produced by a different system. Additionally, the patent describes a game server connected to multiple game terminals used by users participating in the game, with means for producing motion images related to the game. The game server selects a game terminal to produce the motion image distributed to the game presenting machine, which then displays both the first and second motion images.

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