Sony PS3 Motion Controller delayed until at least fall 2010

Sony PS3 Motion Controller delayed until at least fall 2010

Summary: For those of you who had hopes to get your hands on the Sony PlayStation 3 Motion Controller, slated to be released this spring, you're going to have to wait a little longer.

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For those of you who had hopes to get your hands on the Sony PlayStation 3 Motion Controller, slated to be released this spring, you're going to have to wait a little longer.

The PS3 Motion Controller (apparently that's only a "tentative" name), is now slated for a global release some time this autumn - and Sony doesn't get any more specific than that. The hold-up is being attributed to the fact Sony wants to release the controllers simultaneously with some big, new PS3 titles scheduled for release then.

Able to work alongside the Dual Shock controllers, the Motion Controller also requires the use of a PlayStation Eye camera.

Did anyone have their hopes and dreams pinned on this one?

Topics: Mobility, Hardware

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  • PS3 FTW

    It'll take some time, yet eventually people will realize, how inferior the Wii is (technology-wise) to the PS3, with all due respect to Nintendo...
    Once they'll notice the PS3 has Blue Ray, and HDMI and all the tech the Wii lacks, it will rise from the ashes like a Phoenix and will not be the underdog of the seventh-generation consoles anymore....
    korlortar@...
    • Yadda... Yadda... Yadda...

      Everyone knows the Wii is inferior tech, but you know what... only PS3 fanboys keep harping on about it.

      But let's examine the facts...

      Wii has outsold the rest with inferior technology... Fact!
      Wii is the only console that hasn't had to keep dropping its price to get people interested... Fact!
      Sony is the only company that devalues the console each time there is a price cut, by removing features... Fact!
      PS3 is no longer the cheapest and best BR player... Fact!
      HDMI is irrelevant when 99% of your games only run at 720p anyway and some of them won't even allow upscaling to 1080p... Fact!
      It's not about being the underdog anymore, Wii was the underdog with its "inferior technology"... it's about being last, and that's just where PS3 is... Fact!

      If Sony weren't so preoccupied with Trojan Horsing BR into homes disguised as a games console, then they might have delivered a games console people wanted. Now they're paying the price because stand-alone players have caught, and surpassed the PS3 in both quality and price.

      Get over it, move on and stop whining... PS3 is last, deal with it.
      LeeC
  • Re: is this another non-adult site?

    Don't tell me there are 'Console fan-boys'! Why is this juvenile attitude so
    prevalent in our society? Don't we have enough of this crap in the
    computer OS 'wars' and in our politics? This is becoming just another
    'religious' issue and nothing is more destructive that religious fervor.
    john_gillespie@...
  • RE: Sony PS3 Motion Controller delayed until at least fall 2010

    I will say that it looks like the motion controller could bring some rigor to certain types of game play. I do Tai Chi, and there are some forms that could be adapted to this - both long and broad sword, cane, staff forms of various disciplines, and others I dont know about. It could certainly bring more precision to something like Morrowind or Oblivion in regard to slash chop and thrust moves with a weapon. I would assume that other games have these nuances and the control unit could be used.
    zclayton2
    • slash and chop

      just a side note ... have you played Demon's Souls? They really did a
      good job with the weapons.
      john_gillespie@...