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Sony PS3 Motion Controller “Arc” getting Fall 2010 global launch

Sony PS3 Motion Controller “Arc” getting Fall 2010 global launch

Sony Japan have announced more release details for their PS3 Motion Controller - which last we heard was to be known as the Arc.  Don't expect a specific date to queue up outside your nearest retailer, however; the company are still hedging their bets and saying the Motion Controller will launch in fall 2010, across the North America, Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific regions.

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Sony PS3 Motion Controller coming Spring 2010

Sony PS3 Motion Controller coming Spring 2010

Sony have come clean with some more details regarding its upcoming Motion Controller, while Joystiq managed to snap a shot of the movement-tracking peripheral at the company's Tokyo Game Show keynote.  According to Sony, the controller - which may well be renamed before launch next year - should meet the "stringent" demands of hardcore gamers, thanks to its combination of two motion sensors, three axes gyroscope and three axes accelerometer.

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Sony PS3 Slim still sold at a loss; Motion-controller coming spring 2010

Sony PS3 Slim still sold at a loss; Motion-controller coming spring 2010

Sony Computer Entertainment boss Kazuo "Kaz" Hirai has confirmed that the company will continue to lose money on each of the $299 PS3 Slim consoles they sell, together with revealing that Sony's motion-controller has been pencilled in for a release in spring 2010.  Meanwhile he also denied that, with the advent of the UMD-free PSP Go, we are seeing "the death of physical media", pointing to the large percentage of the 100 countries Sony sells gaming products in that don't have access to high-speed internet connections for downloads.

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Sony Motion Controller for PS3 unveiled

Sony Motion Controller for PS3 unveiled

It's not just the PSP Go!; Sony have also got something new for PlayStation 3 owners, too, in the shape of their own take on a motion controller.  A mere day after Microsoft announced their "Project Natal" system for Xbox 360, Sony's PlayStation Motion Controller offers 1-to-1 recognition by tracking a glowing purple ball on the end of a controller stick, using a PS Eye camera.

Video demo after the cut

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Sony motion-sensing PS3 controller set for E3 launch?

Sony motion-sensing PS3 controller set for E3 launch?

Hot on the heels of a screen-sliding PSP refresh, comes word that Sony are planning a Wiimote-style motion-sensing controller for the PS3.  Tipped for announcement at E3 next month, the controller is expected to use LEDs and a webcam to track movement, with reportedly greater accuracy than Nintendo's version.

While there's unsurprisingly no word from Sony themselves regarding the new controller, the rumor-mill maintains that the company is contacting "key third-party publishers" and pushing for support in their upcoming titles.  That would give the company the catalog of compatible games needed to properly launch the new peripheral. 

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Does Sony Really Understand Gaming Any Longer?

Does Sony Really Understand Gaming Any Longer?

Sony was once viewed as the world’s most successful gaming company. After it launched the original PlayStation, many wondered if it could take off until, well, it did. And as we all know, the PlayStation 2 was a gaming juggernaut.

But all of that changed with the PlayStation 3. The console launched at a price that was far too expensive for what customers were getting, and it lacked the uniqueness of Nintendo’s Wii, which caught on quickly. Microsoft’s Xbox 360, while not as popular as the Wii, benefited from a strong online-gaming component.

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Sony PlayStation Move Racing Wheel is one crazy contraption

Sony PlayStation Move Racing Wheel is one crazy contraption

Motion-controlled gaming does function pretty well in many applications, but one area where it leads to nothing but confusion and frustration is in racing games. People hated Microsoft's Kinect-powered hands-free racing mini-games, Nintendo's Mario Kart on Wii only works well if you have a Wii Remote wheel attachment, and now Sony is going down that same path.

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