Sony delay PS3 motion controller

Sony's motion controller has been delayed until the second half of 2010

Sony's motion controller has been delayed until the second half of 2010

Sony has delayed the launch of its motion-sensing controller for the PS3, pushing it back to Autumn 2010 at the earliest. The company says it has done so to ensure there are good titles available for the device at launch.

The as-yet-unnamed device, which is Sony’s response to the successful ‘Wiimote’ controller on the Nintendo Wii, uses a camera attached to the console to detect user’s movement.

Sony says the controller offers full movement detection and will change the way games are played in the future.

Microsoft are also expected to launch a motion-based accessory for the Xbox 360 towards the end of the year, however this one uses a sensor bar and has no hand-held aspect to it.

Currently named Project Natal, Microsoft’s upcoming controller is designed to detect full body movement, transferring that information into the game in real time.

Both Sony and Microsoft are late to launch motion-sensitive controllers with these devices due to arrive four years after Nintendo launched the Wii. At the time of its launch both companies down-played the importance of motion sensitivity but have seemed to change their approach since.

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