PlayStation aficionados will nod knowledgeably at the mention of PocketStation, and most likely raise their eyebrows at news of a possible return. It you can't sit through all four of its theatrical minutes, we can confirm this PlayStation Japan video teases some kind of PocketStation announcement next week, on November 5.

For the likely majority of you who don't remember the PocketStation, the Japan-only device was a memory card peripheral for the first PlayStation console. Similar to the Dreamcast's Visual Memory Unit that did come to the west, owners could store game save data on the PocketStation as well as play standalone games obtained via PlayStation CD-ROMs.

Just ahead of the PS4 launch, it's not quite clear how a revival of this device would fit into Sony's plans.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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