Sony's Motion Controller Is The PlayStation Move

Say goodbye to the Arc or Gem and hello to the PlayStation Move. Sony has revealed the official name for its motion controller, coming this fall in three forms - alone, with the PlayStation Eye, or bundled with a PS3.

The European trademark office spilled the beans a bit early, but that doesn't stop Sony from being excited about the PlayStation Move.

Speaking at Sony's GDC press conference, which we are liveblogging here, Sony's Peter Dille hyped up the Move, saying that "previous motion devices have used controller simply as pointer of mouse - ours becomes an extension of your body."

"We're approaching this like a virtual platform launch," Dille continued, explaining that the Move will be available by itself, with the PlayStation Eye, which it will work in conjunction with, and as part of a special PlayStation 3 bundle.

No concrete pricing details were given, but the bundle with the PlayStation Eye was said to run under $US99.

Check out our liveblog for more on the PlayStation Move.


    How Original and Inspiring.


    Can you really trademark commonly used words like that? If so, I'll register "F*ck" - instant windfall when people find out. ;)

      You're fired? That's hot?

      both have been trademarked.

      I don't think they have trademarked the word "Move". Instead, the trademark is on the phrase "PlayStation Move", which is a lot more reasonable.

    I was betting on the pleasure wand or maybe the orgazmatron??

    I'm just glad they are releasing it without the camera. We didn't buy eye-pet for the kids because we already had the camera and certainly didn't need a second one.
    I'm excited by this, I think the sony approach is better than the Natal, not in terms of technology, but in terms of using it to play a real game.
    I love the tech behind natal, but totally hands free gaming I think will just feel empty.

      /quote: but in terms of using it to play a real game.

      The thing is, that there aren't going to be any real games. The whole thing is a gimmick, and the games released with it are going to be shovelware.


        Socom 4...

      That's where the testicles come in.

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