Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sony Announce The Playstation 3 Motion Controller Will Launch Worldwide In The Fall

Sony have announced that the Playstation 3 Motion Controller will launch Worldwide this Fall. originally, a release date of spring was given for the Motion Controller but Sony say a Fall release is when they "...will be able to offer an exciting and varied line-up of software titles that will deliver the new entertainment experience to PS3 users"

Sony say they are working with third party publishers as well as their own studios to make sure there is a "...comprehensive portfolio of attractive and innovative games for the Motion Controller". Sony say they will be making a announcement were they will reveal the lineup of Playstation 3 Motion Controller games.

The Press release also says that the Motion Controller is still a tentative name. there is no information in the release about when its Name will be revealed.

Press Release

Tokyo, January 20, 2010 – Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it will release its new Motion Controller (tentative name) for PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system in fall 2010 in Japan, Asian regions and countries, North America and Europe/PAL territories together with an extensive line-up of exciting software titles. The new controller, combined together with the PlayStation®Eye camera*2, can detect the natural and intuitive movement of the hand and reflect the precise movement within the game, delivering a whole new entertainment experience on PS3.

“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 Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “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.”

SCE will vigorously promote the Motion Controller as the de facto controller of the PS3 platform along with the DUALSHOCK® series controller and will deploy various measures to enhance the software title line-up for the Motion Controller, delivering groundbreaking interactive entertainment only possible on the PS3 platform.

*1 Motion Controller is a tentative name.
*2 Users will need to use the PlayStation Eye camera to enjoy Motion Controller on PS3.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®3, PlayStation®2, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 99 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. Since the launch of PlayStation 3 in November 2006, over 27 million units have been sold globally and continue to be sold at a record level. Maintaining its position as one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history, PlayStation 2 has sold over 140.7 million systems worldwide. Since its launch at the end of 2004, over 55.9 million PSPs have been sold globally, highlighting the importance of the portable entertainment market. With the huge increase in interest and accessibility of network applications and network gaming, over 38 million accounts have registered to PlayStation Network, the free-to-access interactive environment, and over 780 million items have been downloaded.

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