Sony Delays Launch Of PS3 Motion Controller

Sony has just announced that it's motion control peripheral for the PlayStation 3 will not, as originally planned, be shipping in Spring 2010.

"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," says Kaz Hirai, boss of Sony Computer Entertainment.

"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".

Not the world's biggest shock, since Spring is right around the corner (and we'd still seen/heard so little of the device), but if the delay means more/better games for it in the Fall, then all the better.

Kotaku AU Note: Swap "Spring" for "Autumn" for us southern hemisphere types.


    Do you think it will vibrate? :3

      only thing it would be good for...

      Yeah you could easily mistake it for something else.. and it doesn't help that you can't see Sony in full..

      I was thinking it looks like they are making a new Rez game. If so my wife will be interested in 'playing' video games with me again.

    Vibrate is so last generation.


    I forgot when Spring was for us... it never clicked that Autumn is right around the corner. What a joke that they even announced it was an Autumn release.

    I don’t get it, how hard can it be to take a Wiimote and repackage it as this?, but yeah spring did seem a little too soon, we haven’t even seen a single game for it or heard any of the specs.

      Maybe because it ISN'T a repackaged Wiimote? Please watch some videos of the device in action, this is not the waggle device that the Wiimote is!

      Wiimote (even with plus) is too inaccurate and thus resulted in the whole waggle shovel ware thing.

    Proves the GT5 delay was purely strategic.

    Could also be delaying to compete with Natal?

      Seriously? Pretty sure Sony know this can't compete with Natal so that would be stupid.

      Sony have more of a chance at making this success by BEATING Natal with its release.

      Unfortunately, before release (and official names for both or relate date) Natal has won in hype. It seems more people are interested in it than Sony's yet to be titled motion controller.

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