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Sony announces motion controller release information

10:17 PM, Jan 19, 2010   |    comments
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Late Tuesday evening, Sony Computer Entertainment announced that it will release its new Motion Controller (tenative name) for the PlayStation 3 in the Fall of 2010 in Japan, Asian regions and countries, North America and Europe/PAL territories together with an extensive line-up of exciting software titles. The new controller, combined with the PlayStation Eye camera, can detect the natural and intuitive movement of the hand and reflect the precise movement within the game, delivering a whole new entertainment experience on PS3.

"We have decided to release the Motion Controller in fall 2010 when we will be able to offer an exciting and varied line-up of software titles that will deliver the new entertainment experience to PS3 users, " said Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "We will continue to work to have a comprehensive portfolio of attractive and innovative games for the Motion Controller, not only from [Sony] Worldwide Studios but also from the third party developers and publishers, whom we have been working closely with. We look forward to soon unveiling the exciting software line-up that further expands and defines the PS3 platform as the ultimate entertainment system for the home."

Sony looks to vigorously promote the Motion Controller as the de facto controller of the PS3 platform along with the Dualshock series controller and will deploy various measures to enhance the software title line-up for the Motion Controller.

This announcement comes only two weeks after Microsoft announced the holiday release of its Project Natal for the Xbox 360 as well as third-party peripheral maker Komodo's debut of its own motion controller for the PS3.

- Game Guy Barry White bcwhite@news10.net

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