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Sony dates PS3 motion wands for Autumn 2010

Sony dates PS3 motion wands for Autumn 2010

Sony has confirmed the PS3 motion controller, which is still unnamed, will be release in Autumn this year.

Sony has announced a delay to the release of the new PlayStation 3 peripheral, the still unnamed motion control wands, confirming that the device is now expected to have a Autumn 2010 release.

The rumour at the moment is that Sony is toying with the name 'Arc' for the new wireless motion-sensitive controllers, but until that's made official we're going to keep calling them 'wands', because that's what they look like.

According to a new Sony press release, the Autumn 2010 release date will be cover Japan, the US and European territories. Sony has also confirmed that the wands will work with the PlayStation Eye attachment too, possibly bringing the wands closer to Natal's controller-less functionality. Microsoft's own motion controller, Natal, is set for a Christmas 2010 release.

"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 Sony Computer Entertainment president Kaz Hirai.

"We will continue to work to have a comprehensive portfolio of attractive and innovative games for the Motion Controller, not only from SCE 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 expand and define the PS3 platform as the ultimate entertainment system for the home."

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mi1ez 20th January 2010, 12:37 Quote
I don't know about wands, but I can imagine guiding a plane down with a pair!
Jamie 20th January 2010, 12:40 Quote
Any bets on the time between release and someone throwing it at and breaking their tv?
Digi 20th January 2010, 12:43 Quote
It looks to me like a sex toy. There is going to be some bad pictures posted on fail blog shortly after release...
Mongoose132 20th January 2010, 12:54 Quote
Looks sort of like a Massager.
woodss 20th January 2010, 12:59 Quote
If their wands date like their car games then not even harry potter could get this wand to us in time
javaman 20th January 2010, 13:11 Quote
does anyone care....really? wii remotes for PS3, just what i've always wanted!
13eightyfour 20th January 2010, 13:26 Quote
meh.. so after claiming they were a fad on the wii they're implimenting them in the PS3, dispite wii sales stalling. I just want decent games, without the need to prance around the house like a fool.
kosch 20th January 2010, 13:29 Quote
Looks like a bad Star Trek the orignal series prop. What out Spock he's got the planetary quantum disruptor!
SMIFFYDUDE 20th January 2010, 14:58 Quote
Sony Bellend
Farfalho 20th January 2010, 18:23 Quote
Playing GoW3 with that sould be fun xD Someone accidentaly crosses in front of you and... wham... uppercut in the face.

At Hospital attending to the wounds, the doctor asks what was the reason of such bruise and although the person explains it very carefully, you get a domestic violence fine. Sweeeeeeet xD
Digi 21st January 2010, 07:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDE
Sony Bellend

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