Sony dates PS3 motion wands for Autumn 2010

Written by Joe Martin

January 20, 2010 // 12:22 p.m.

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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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