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Playstation Controller Patent Print

Delve into the blueprint of gaming control with this striking Playstation Controller Unit patent print, showcasing the ingenuity of Teiyu Goto and Hiroki Ogata from May 8, 1995. Patent number 5,551,693 is not just a number—it represents a revolutionary step in the evolution of gaming interaction, detailing the intricate design that set a new standard for controllers worldwide.

This print illustrates the careful consideration of ergonomics and user interface that has become synonymous with classic gaming. From the tactile feedback of the buttons marked with iconic shapes to the comfortably placed directional pad and the revolutionary introduction of dual analog sticks, every element reflects a legacy of design that continues to influence the controllers we use today.

Encased in an elegant black border, this patent print would be a sophisticated addition to any space, appealing to passionate gamers, designers, and those with an appreciation for the craftsmanship that goes into the tools of digital entertainment.

A tribute to a device that has become a core part of the gaming experience, this print is more than decor; it is a conversation starter, a historical document, and a piece of art that invites viewers to reflect on the progress and innovation in the world of gaming. Add this timeless piece to your collection and pay homage to the touchstone of modern gaming controls.


The History

"Controller Unit"

Teiyu Goto et al, May 8, 1995.


The Playstation Controller was the first gamepad released by Sony Computer Entertainment for its Playstation video game console. The original version was released alongside the Playstation on December 3, 1994. 

Using the simple geometric shapes of a green triangle, a red circle, a blue cross, and a pink square (Triangle, Circle, X, Square) to label its action buttons rather than traditionally used letters or numbers, the Playstation Controller established a trademark which would be incorporated heavily into the Playstation brand.

The inventor of the patent, Teiyu Goto had to battle with management who thought the symbols were confusing. This was the design that he wanted though with the red circle and blue cross representing 'yes' or 'no' decision making. The green triangle represented a viewpoint and the pink square represented a menu. 

The Playstation Controller also added a second pair of shoulder buttons for the middle fingers. This was developed to enhance the 3D gameplay for which the Playstation became famous. The patent design captures all these intricacies in great detail and highlights the ascetic beauty of the product.

Print - Available in 12" x 18" or 24" x 36":

  • Using Epson UltraChrome water based HDR ink-jet technology
  • Basis Weight: 192 gsm
  • Media Thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
  • ISO Brightness: 104%
  • Opacity: 94%


Framed Print - Available in 12" x 18" or 24" x 36":

  • Ayous wood .75″ (1.9 cm) thick frame from renewable forests
  • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
  • Acrylite front protector
  • Hanging hardware included


Canvas - Available in 24" x 36":

  • Acid-free, PH-neutral, poly-cotton base
  • 20.5 mil (0.5 mm) thick canvas
  • Printed on textured and fade-resistant canvas (OBA-Free)
  • Mounting brackets included
  • Hand-glued solid wood stretcher bars
  • 1.5″ (3.81 cm) deep


Metal - Available in 24" x 36":

  • Aluminum metal surface
  • MDF wood backing frame
  • An additional coating applied for true color replication
  • Scratch and fade resistant


Deluxe Hardwood - Available in 12" x 18" or 24" x 36":

  • Premium plaque
  • High Definition hardwood print
  • Glass like finish
  • No need for frame
  • Lifetime protective seal 
  • Currently shipping in the U.S. only


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