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Sony Announces Motion Controller Release Information

Motion controller for PlayStation 3 to become available worldwide in Autumn 2010. (motion controller, PS3, Tag Invalid)

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saint_john_paul_ii  +   1683d ago
i honestly expected this to happen. that controller to me was still not finished. if there's no analog stick on it, then it will fail.

i guess it will be "arc" vs. "Natal" this Fall.

EDIT: another thing sony has to do is get the Developer support that MS is getting with Natal. dont you guys agree?
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Kevin ButIer  +   1683d ago
Developer support?
Team Ico
Naughty Dog
Japan Studio
Santa Monica
Incognito
Quantic Dream
Media Molecule
Insomniac
Sucker Punch

more?

Edit: Come on dear Pope!! Me and my crazy idea of having GOW3 with motion control support to break some windows :P
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TheHater  +   1683d ago
agree
I really hope the add the analog stick. I just look weird playing with the regular controller and the motion controller at the same time.
saint_john_paul_ii  +   1683d ago
Kevin ButIer
im talking about 3rd party support LOL. We know 1st Party studios are on it.
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Aclay  +   1683d ago
I kinda expected the Motion Controller to get pushed back to Fall 2010 too... Sony was relatively quiet about it going into the New Year and since TGS 2009, there really hadn't been much talk about it.

I think the controller probably could have been released this Spring, but if it did, I imagine the pickings Software wise wouldn't be that bountiful because I haven't heard about as much 3rd party support for it yet.

And yes, "Pope_John_Paul_II", I agree with you because I can't imagine having to hold the PS3 controller in one hand while holding the "Arc" controller in the other while playing certain games like the Alternate RE5 Edition.. it really should have an Analog, and I'm hoping the delay gives them time to make some modifications to it.

Microsoft is going to advertise the living hell out of Natal, and Sony is going to have to raise their advertising budget next Fall to a whole new level if they don't want the PS Motion Controller to get lost in the Natal hype.
Nihilism  +   1683d ago
Yippee!!!, motion control is uber cool now that sony is doing it, but it sucked when the wii was, dance to my tune little marketing drones.

@z-hayden

No, the real joke here is that the 'gimmicky' Wii has made nintendo rich while the other consoles makers and fans dissed motion control, and now they are all jumping on the hype train talking about what potential it has...hypocrisy in other words.

On topic:

Sony is going to revolutionise motion control and the gaming industry, Play Beyond!(TM)
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SnuggleBandit  +   1683d ago
^^it will only be cool if there are good games...same goes for natal. Thats the reason the wii is a joke. There aren't to many great games that use the motion control properly.
Godmars290  +   1683d ago
They need to prove that quality is better than quantity.
If Natal has 20 Wii carnival clones vs 6 Heavy rains and 4 Wii carnival clones for arc, then my money's on arc.
I_AM_ CANADIAN_1989  +   1683d ago
just a question
with all those first party devs supporting it does it really matter if 3rd party support isnt fully there. im fine with the full effort and support that sonys loyal hard working first party devs provide. knowing 3rd party track records theyll try to port a natal project to the ps3 wand plus eye toy. and itll be garbage. as long as there are 3rd party devs that think its proper to port 360 to ps3 i could care less about there quality of support.....lazy devs= sad face gamers....personally i think this sony wand thing is gunna be a decent success. like ive never played the wii. 2 reasons.( lazy and im a graphics whore) so with the ps3 making a wand controller now that means all i have to do is fix one of my reasons. who ever likes wii will like this itll basically be wii on crack....in the gaming industry what microsoft is doing with natal isnt as promising due to the fact its technology in a sence is new and there for hasnt proved itself, but this is just my opinion i cant predict the future.....right now cuz im a one console owner im just focusing on the things ps3 is offering. so far im pretty stoked....those first 2 years were rough lol but me and my 60 gig launch ps3 made it threw it.:)
Blaze929  +   1683d ago
@Kevin ButIer
Any word on the launch line up support yet? Those developers you listed said they will have launch games ready?
Nihilism  +   1683d ago
@Blaze929
Do you really need a list of release games?, I mean come on!, it's sony we're talking about here, everything they touch turns to gold, just look at Uncharted 2, that game revolutionised linear shooter-lite gameplay and with 720p and 30 frames as the icing on the cake, the sky is the limit!

I'll even get a second job if I have to, to afford the Sony Wand, because it's just that good!
TheBand1t  +   1683d ago
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Sarcasm  +   1683d ago
Microsoft and Sony are working together all along! You would think Sony would get the 1up on MS and release earlier. MS must have paid them. lol
reaferfore20  +   1683d ago
The best way they could do the motion controller is to have two wands; both with analog sticks and buttons matching the current PS3 controller configuration that can lock together into a comfortable DualShock4/SixAxis/PSEyeWiimot e thingie.

Any thoughts?
RememberThe357  +   1683d ago
lol @ dchalfont
Someone's butt hurt. Need a douche? Oh wait, nope, you are one.

Motion controls have yet to do anything for the hardcore gamer. Whether it is Natal or the PS Wand how about we wait to see what kind of software they're going to put out with it.
Blaze929  +   1683d ago
@dchalfont
Uhh, yeah, I do. You seem to have forgotten the PS3 launch line up. I don't need a list of games - I'm just wondering what developers have said they will have launch games ready and in the case of the PS Wand/Arc/Whatever, I haven't heard much.

On top of that Sony seems to have trouble rallying up instant third party support for PS3 features and accessories. Same goes for Custom Tracks, Trophies (when it originally launched), in-game picture taking etc. A bunch of cool features third parties always seem to ignore when dealing with the playstation 3.

Sony released the Eye Toy...twice and let's all admit - it failed, almost no thrid party support. Hardly any games. What was the last PS Eye game to come out and when? When the Arc was originally supposed to come out before Natal (still might) and we've heard almost nothing from a lot of third parties - that is a red flag of trouble.
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Shang-Long  +   1683d ago
guess we can expect e3 to b a battle of the motion controls. Everyone better bring their big guns this year.
Natel show us hardcore
gem, spare.arc- give us an anolog stick
wii- show us anything better from last year. Star fox would be a nice start
Nihilism  +   1683d ago
@RememberThe357
I've supposedly upset because sony is getting motion control 3 years after nintendo?, riiiight. I suppose i'm in awe of the yet-to-be-implemented 3d gaming that has been on pc for years as well, with over 500 titles supporting 3d...yep sonys really paving the way.

Step back y'all, sony's coming through.

@Godmars290, @Blaze929

Could you really not detect the sarcasm...it's sad that with all the deluded people on here that a comment like mine which was drenched in sarcasm can blend in like any other comment...
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Godmars290  +   1683d ago
"Do you really need a list of release games?"
Yeah, we sort of do.

Just like MS, or rather 3rd devs, needs to actually show all of this innovation that's suppose to be coming with Natal, Sony at least needs to show games that are worth getting an arc for.

Sadly, they didn't do that with the Eyetoy. Twice. This is actually the 3rd time, so its the charm.
SixTwoTwo  +   1683d ago
I too had a feeling this was coming. The signs were kind of obvious. The NMH PS3 port was announced without MC support, RE5:DC release date was announced with no mention of MC support, no game announcements at all despite the impending, intended spring launch.

I just hope Sony realized that the DS3 in one hand, MC in the other hand setup was retarded. I think the ideal setup would be having a disco stick in each hand. The left one having the dpad, an analog stick, L1 & L2 & L3. The right one having the rest of the buttons. In fact they should just split the DS3 in half right down the middle of the controller where the home button is. Adjust the ergonomics accordingly, and have little hooks and a latch in between them so you could link the two halves back together for when you're playing a game without MC. But what do I know I'm not an engineer.

EDIT: I see that reafer had the same idea as me above. I also agree with both Blaze and Godmars that yes, we do need to hear about some games. Sony has a poor track with this kind of stuff.
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hakis86  +   1683d ago
Excuse me Pope
But did you miss the articles about Developers being skeptical to Natal? That there aren't THAT many onboard?
Sony on the other hand have already announced that old games will be patched to work with ARC - in addition to a load of new games. Now THAT says SUPPORT to me.
SDF Repellent  +   1683d ago
@dchalfont
"it's sony we're talking about here, everything they touch turns to gold"

LOL, yup just like the Sixasis, UMD, PSP Go, Minidisk, LAIR and Betamax.

Every company have their hit or miss. It is a fact of life.

I know it is sarcasm from you, but still :]
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baum  +   1683d ago
lol @ dchalfont
You make fun of the same behavior that you display all of the time, and yet you call everyone a hypocrite, how ironic. Anyway, if anyone praises Sony for doing this as opposed to Nintendo, don't you think it might be because (as obvious as it may be to eveyrone except you) Sony didn't do it at the expense of horsepower?

Nintendo released inferior hardware in case motion control failed. That hardly has any merit. They hedge all risk they could have possibly taken, which is why many other gamers remain with Sony. One only has to look at the kind of game software sony produces (like Heavy Rain and Little Big Planet) to truly appreciate Sony's risk taking efforts.
Jamescagney  +   1683d ago
"Nintendo released inferior hardware in case motion control failed. That hardly has any merit."

You don't think they took a risk then? Considering everyone was dooming it to failure?

And now Sony are copying Nintendo because it's been successful. Looks like Nintendo were taking the risk, Sony's only just seen it as a viable option because of Nintendos success.
gaffyh  +   1683d ago
I'm pretty sure dchalfont works for MS or Turn 10, he certainly acts like it.

On topic - I don't really see this as a delay, I just see it as the necessary step Sony had to take. Releasing it in Fall allows them to take the hype away from MS and be more competitive against Natal. Releasing it in Spring, where nothing sells, seemed kinda stupid in the first place.

Plus this means they could have some good games ready, but I'll wait and see before deciding whether to get this controller.

Edit: @dhacl - No it's because you act like an idiot, like MS and Turn 10's PR, that comment was the furthest thing from my mind.
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Nihilism  +   1683d ago
@gaffyh
AHAHA, I work for turn 10 because I corrected you in saying that GT5 is not 1080p.....right.

So everyone that believes that upscaled games are 1080p native must work for sony right?
insomnium  +   1683d ago
@dchalfont
So you really don't get it?

We are interested in THIS motion tech because it's supposed to be 1:1 ie NO LAG.

As I've said many times MS was not interested in motion tech until they saw what Nintendo did with the Wii. Sony however has been involved in motion tech many years before it went mainstream with the Wii.

Please try to throw something co*ky at me too and invalidate this little fact.

Every motion tech is a gimmick to me unless there is NO LAG. No lag might make things VERY interesting if the software is there.
green  +   1683d ago
well, you guys need to start warming up to waggle controlls because from autumn, the sony motion controller is going to be the "de facto" controller for the ps3.Not my words but straight from the horses mouth. http://www.computerandvideo...
Guido  +   1683d ago
"another thing sony has to do is get the Developer support that MS is getting with Natal. dont you guys agree?"
I don't agree since the third party devs still seem to be lacking in skills to program for the Cell. I would rather see the first party games for Sony since the first party devs have come up with games that are the best ever even when compared to any console or game before them. Sony's first party line of devs squash any other consoles third party support. Third party support for Sony is simply icing ont he cake and in most cases, not so good icing.
interrergator  +   1683d ago
@kevin butler
did naughty dog say they dont want to do motion controllers
DaTruth  +   1683d ago
Is this the next project you want those first party devs on? No Uncharted 3, but motion control Naughty Dog title? Since 3rd parties are only churning out crap anyway we should leave this with them!
sikbeta  +   1683d ago
@dchalfont

"[the 'gimmicky' Wii has made nintendo rich*]"

*The possibility of a SERIOUS discussion end Just Right There.... wii made Nintendo rich, now explain to me How that Benefit Gamers...

Motion Control is not for me, I don't like this "new trend" and the WORST thing is that even PC will have Motion-Control Games

I only hope the new motion PS3 games don't end like the Huge Amount of Shovelware Games on the wii
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zeeshan  +   1683d ago
I am afraid Wand will get lost in the NATAL hype. M$ has buttload of money to advertise Natal like the second coming of Jesus and they will do that. It's the matter of Xbox360's lifespan for them. Even if Natal works like a crap (and I hope it won't), they WILL put huge marketing force behind it and I think Sony won't be able to match it. They should have released it in Summer and pushed the devs to get the game going.
kneon  +   1683d ago
@interrergator
What Naughty Dog said was they don't want to tack on motion control just because it's there. They would create a game from scratch built around using motion control. That's the right way to do it as motion control just doesn't offer the best experience for every type of game.
CWMR  +   1683d ago
-Sony did something similar with the PS3. They said it would be coming out in the Spring and it ended up getting pushed back until Fall.-
Qui-Gon Jim  +   1683d ago
third party support
Since everybody is making games for the Wii, and the Arc (if that's what it will be called) is very similar to the Wii-mote, there will probably be a lot of Wii/PS3 multi-plats. It would be a very simple matter to make a PS3 version of any Wii game. Looking at the Wii's library, though, I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. It could mean a lot of bad games, or it could mean people buying a PS3 instead of a Wii because of HD and more core games. Nintendo is huge among the casuals, but don't underestimate a brand name that has sold a quarter of a billion units.
zoks310  +   1683d ago
It's ok, we will live, its not the end of the world, so dont spin this news.
Looks like they are shooting for a September 2010 launch, which is 1 year after the slim was launched, if the "Arc" is a hit it will look good for their books year over year.

Sony could be going for another price drop with the launch of the "Arc" or a cheaper bundle again 1 year after the slim, which is perfect timing.

If you ask me it's a better plan, because now the software lineup should be even better, they will have more time to hype it up using the media, a big blowout at E3 2010 with the possibility of "Arc" 3D support, and potentially massive momentum going into Christmas 2010.

Sony might even be able to drop the price of the PS EYE by then to $25, being able to offer a cheaper bundle with the "Arc."
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TotalPS3Fanboy  +   1683d ago
Seems Sony wants to time the release of Arc
in line with Microsoft's Natal this fall.

Awesomeness!
Izanagi  +   1683d ago
Agree
I just hope Sony actually changes their "Release and forget" policy with their motion controller and actually be as aggressive as MS when comes to drumming support (and advertising) for their products.

@ Kevin Butler: would like Team ICO to release a game that supports the motion controller, BUT lets hope that they won't. waiting another 4/5 years for their game would be really really painful. They need to forget about motion controls for now and focus on pushing The Last Guardian out of the door.
baum  +   1683d ago
@James, what risk did they take?
There was very little downside risk that Nintendo took. If the Wii failed, they wouldn't have been in deep debt because they didn't make any costly investments into hardware. They basically repackaged a gamecube (no offense) and added a new control method.

The most I would agree upon is that they took some sort of creative risk, but what are the worst consequences of that? At least, compared to investment in hardware, it's not that costly, from a financial standpoint.
thesummerofgeorge  +   1683d ago
You guys love to talk sh*t don't you?
None of us know for sure what the finished product will look like, or what kind of support/games they have being developed for it. So how can you be criticizing Sony for the final design and launch games and 3rd party support (which Sony has proven already is not as important as 1st party). Fckin vultures in here.
Jamescagney  +   1683d ago
Maybe Baum, but if history has shown us anything about console manufacturers it's that it only takes one or two mistakes and a company can lose the race quite easily. You only need to look at Sega.

While the Gamecube and N64 weren't failures by any measure, they didn't share the same success as the competition. And yes, the Wii isn't a technical beast like its rivals, which adds to the risk they took. They knew it wasn't anywhere near as powerful but innovated in other ways, which was a very big risk. It could have gone the other way, and it could have been quite severe for the company really.
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pimpmaster  +   1683d ago
this controler is better than natal but sony really just is sending this thing out to die. what games are supposting this? what publishers? this thing is gonna come out and sony hasnt made the effort to find devs for it.
TotalPS3Fanboy  +   1683d ago
I am sure that E3 will totally be focus on that.
You will probably see a lot of game demoned for Arc at E3. Including list of publishers and developers who signed on.

And oh, Arc + 3D = Total Immersion Win!
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darthv72  +   1683d ago
now it's making sense...
That explains the push for 3D and less talk about motion controls.
SoapShoes  +   1683d ago
What a load...
"Uhh, yeah, I do. You seem to have forgotten the PS3 launch line up. I don't need a list of games - I'm just wondering what developers have said they will have launch games ready and in the case of the PS Wand/Arc/Whatever, I haven't heard much.

On top of that Sony seems to have trouble rallying up instant third party support for PS3 features and accessories. Same goes for Custom Tracks, Trophies (when it originally launched), in-game picture taking etc. A bunch of cool features third parties always seem to ignore when dealing with the playstation 3.

Sony released the Eye Toy...twice and let's all admit - it failed, almost no thrid party support. Hardly any games. What was the last PS Eye game to come out and when? When the Arc was originally supposed to come out before Natal (still might) and we've heard almost nothing from a lot of third parties - that is a red flag of trouble."

Have you forgotten most launch line ups in history? PS2? Xbox? 360? GameCube? Dreamcast? They all sucked for the most part, especially the PS2. How dare you pawn of PS3 as the only system that has had a poor launch of games when it had a better one than PS2 did. Not to mention they already have 3rd party support, many companies have openly said they're on board for it and/or it and natal. Plus TGS revealed many first party games in development for it.

Eye Toy did not fail, it sold over 10 million. It just didn't become a huge phenomenon and I agree it didn't have many good games. You could probably worry about both you know? I don't see how you think MS is some great company that can instantly garner support. I could see Natal having poor support as well or support with poor games like Eye Toy. Remember that Eye Toy Virtua Fighter? Yeah, poor.
n4gn4gn4gn4g  +   1682d ago
You are assuming MS tech will be delivered on time...
that is a rare event for them in all their product lines.
WLPowell  +   1682d ago
@dchalfont
Eyetoy came out when? 3 years after Nintendo you say? Or maybe, Sony has been doing motion control for quite sometime, but they couldn't quite crack the market, and they see Nintendo has done it, so they bring a more refined/powerful alternative, but it's still not their main focus. And I'm still not seeing many PS3 owners hyping it as much as the 360 owners and Natal. May have to do with Sony having other directions to go in if ARC fails...
gareno  +   1683d ago
darn it, now gotta wait till autumn to play resident evil 5 with motion controllers, meh guess i'll just buy resi 5 now and play with standard crappy controls
Sev  +   1683d ago
Edit: I was being a bit bitter.

I see the author has went back an added the written article after I called him out on it.

That's not how it works. That is underhanded. You are supposed to be submitting a FULL story not submitting and then go back and write later.

Shame on the folks who approved this article.
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Kevin ButIer  +   1683d ago
^^ Sev...
I saw it here first: playstationlifestyle.net

Great site, keep up the hard work
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Sev  +   1683d ago
Thanks Kevin Butler!
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1683d ago
I second that notion!!!
n4gn4gn4gn4g  +   1682d ago
Just like PSLS does with NPD
each month right?

Pot meet kettle.
silkrevolver  +   1683d ago
expected.
But I’m still excited for the motion controllers that at the very least will work right. Compared to..... well, you know.
SactoGamer  +   1683d ago
I think "wii" all hope it works right the first time.
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1683d ago
Yeah.
I can't wait for this thing!
SDF Repellent  +   1683d ago
I hope your "I can't wait for this thing!" comment is gaming related. :]
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rambi80  +   1683d ago
lol - if it vibrates we know where the female demographic will be
Mr Tretton  +   1683d ago
Saw this coming a mile away. No name, no date, no game previews, etc. They just made their announcement at E3 to try and 1up Microsoft for the time being. Biniss is biniss
RealityCheck  +   1683d ago
I agree, in fact I had posted a comment about that a short while ago: http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-...

At last E3 I also posted my impressions that the Sony motion controller was probably improvised. The execs probably got wind of MS's Natal presentation, panicked, scrambled around and said: "hey, we can use that tech demo from Dr. what's his name!", then turned around and dusted off some old tech demo.

As you say, business is business.

I'm not a fan of any motion control (Wii, Natal, Arc) because it will never be as responsive as a direct controller, it just cannot be due to pure physics.

I think for Sony to launch in the same time window as Natal will be to their disadvantage, Microsoft has a large and deep marketing army in place.
Qui-Gon Jim  +   1683d ago
I doubt it, RealityCheck
I do think the presentation was thrown together, but i'm sure that Sony was actively working on this thing with plans to release it. They wouldn't make a hasty decision like that. I do believe the presentation was thrown together from a tech demo presentation that was being given internally at Sony, but Natal didn't make them say "Oh, we better come out with something, too." It DID make them say "Oh, we better reveal what we have now rather than later."
nnotdead  +   1683d ago
i agree. with Sony at first just wanted to beat M$ to the market, but now that Natal is going to be dumbed down i believe they are more willing to get a good design and software support.
RealityCheck  +   1683d ago
@ Qui-Gon Jim

Your explanation is plausible too.

We may never know the truth although sometimes that kind of info comes out 10-15 years later when they interview an insider who reminisces about the past and since the product is no longer on the market they feel free to "spill the beans".
TheBand1t  +   1683d ago
...:|

Autumn? You mean around the time Resistance 3 is released?

No thanks.
JudoChinX  +   1683d ago
Developers aren't getting the support they need from Nintendo. They're going to go where they're taken care of, so this fall, expect casual games to pick up steam on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
SlipperyMooseCakes  +   1683d ago
I thought the rumored spring launch was a bit too early. Sony didn't seem to have too much together at the E3 event. They had a prototype but that was about it.

They are launching their motion controller world wide in Autumn 2010, about 2 weeks after Microsoft announced Natal for Holiday 2010. There was a rumor I read today that 'Arc' could be the name for the new controller. Can't say I'm a big fan of that, but hey, it's just a rumor.

I think Natal will be a bigger commercial success, but I think I will enjoy the Sony controller more personally. That's if I decide to pick it up. I don't even have a Wii yet so I haven't really bought into the whole motion controls thing.
Chicago8506  +   1683d ago
So whatcha up 2 Sony?
M not upset or surprised by this announcement.

To all u ppl that's concerned about arkwardly using the DualShock3 & The Motion Controller....y r u so worried about that?...I mean seriously, Sony did not become Leaders n this industry creating Arkward Peripherials. Relax ppl, it will b comfortable n ez ta use when it launches. I'm sure they realize using The New Wand and DS3 is not acceptable. So chillout, no worries.

With the announcement of the (Wand) being released around Fall, it's obvious Sony is calling out Microsoft's (Natal). It's gonna b fun watching this! lol. M getting both, but before we c this battle, we're gonna have a BOATLOAD ov games ta play!

Game on!
RamiHixxy  +   1683d ago
Cant wait.
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Feral Gamer  +   1683d ago
Just imagine! PS3 versions of all the Wii classics such as Carnival Games, Redneck Jamboree, Cooking Mama, Iron Chef, Cold Stone Creamery, Chicken Shoot, Ninjabread Man, and Anubis II.
starvinbull  +   1683d ago
Try to think of a single Wii game you would want on the PS3? No? All I can think of is that pinball game Rockstar made a while ago (360 first I know).
SDF Repellent  +   1683d ago
This thing will get crushed by NATAL..
in the Fall because:

1. Natal is more hyped than the Sony Wand
2. All major Third party support for Natal..see Ubisoft
3. Different than Wii (Arc is just like the wii, the masses want someting new)
4. Natal Development kit was given to developers first so more games will be ready at launch and more time into developments.
5. Marketing, Marketing, Marketing.

Don't believe me, just wait. :]

Sony lost their chances of getting a head start, now they will not have any advantages whatsover.

Seriously, have anything from Sony this gen make it on time?
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Apocalypse Shadow  +   1683d ago
let's see...SONY ARRIVED LATE....
but created a better system with reliability.

created better support for hdmi,1080P.

created a better camera than vision cam.

created a better disc medium that destroyed hd-dvd and is now standard.

created better games with proprietary engines that are now getting the awards for best graphics and originality.

created better motion tech that was accurate DAY ONE where you don't have to wait for accuracy.

created better 3D that will be only utilized by their system.

should i keep going?everyone pretty much knew it would happen because of lack of news,but even then,i'd bet money it will have better games as you can patch old games(something you can't do with natal) and create new ones.and sony has more first party devs than microsoft.and third parties can't hold a candle to sony's first party devs.

**must be nice arriving late to the party.**
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Pyrrhus  +   1683d ago
at least with sony it has become worth the wait =/
Bebedora  +   1683d ago
So XBOX and PS fans will be more fit now? I mean Wii Sports did it for the Wii fans.
Hooray for lardburnin' controllers!
jalen247  +   1683d ago
I had a feeling they were going to move the launch to the Fall. It makes no sense to release the motion controller when they are releasing 3d gaming.

The motion controller was supposed to release in the Spring and 3d firmware update in the summer. I think those initiatives would have been launching too close together.

However, I think it is a mistake for Sony to launch its motion controller close to the launch of Natal. Being first to market would have helped Sony. But now PS3 arc and Natal are launching essentially with a month or two of each other.
yoghurt  +   1683d ago
I agree with this delay - I think it would have been silly to launch it alongside the big hitters they have lined up for the 1st half of the year, I probably wouldn't even consider the motion stuff whilst the releases of heavy rain, god of war, GT5 etc are all coming out, but autumn, I may well take more of an interest
Chicago8506  +   1683d ago
well...
keep n mind jalen247...the PS3 already uses some kinda function like Natal, without tha (Wand/Arc). Juss check some of the tech. demos on (Eyepet).

Alot can b done to Sony's Wand between now and Fall.
From what's been shown, the PS Eye will function with the Wand. Leaving those that have already purchased the Cam., only to buy the Wands.
Which leads me to (Consumer Friendly). Let's not forget about pricing.

I don't think Sony dropped tha ball...I think they've only bought themselves more time to upgrade for tha competition.

Game on!
Korda  +   1683d ago
Worldwide release in autumn huh so what is there like several release dates?
xxPIETROxx  +   1683d ago
cant wait
gunna make my ps3 even better, and i just bought a damn wii haha
divideby0  +   1683d ago
just as Natal, VAPORWARE....
our Wii is niche, just like Natal and Sony Motion control, interesting but not for FPS, Sports or Online Play, that rules my interest pretty much out besides just seeing some new tech stuff.
Now 3D, thats REAL next gen stuff
DJ  +   1683d ago
Good, no reason to rush it out the door.
3rd Quarter of 2010 is a much better release schedule.
Bishop  +   1683d ago
wand
I thought years ago that an analog stick on top of a controller made to fit on your pointer with motion control and a trigger button linked to another similar style controller on the other hand would have been the way to go. One movies the character and has a button used while the analog on the other controls certain actions and for rpg games you could use the analog to move while the motion could represent a sword and shield the casting of a spell with a selection from the other analog and this style could work for holding a bat, throwing a football, holding a gun and etc.
wingman32x  +   1683d ago
Sucks that it got delayed. Now it's going to go toe to toe with natal. This is going to be interesting.
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dustgavin  +   1683d ago
No it won't. Natal is going to bomb since it lost the dedicated processor.
taylork37  +   1683d ago
yeah because you are such the expert on how it all works.
SactoGamer  +   1683d ago
As of now, I'm not holding my breath on Natal. I hope it does well, but I don't think it'll be as well-received as MS thinks it will be.
redsquad  +   1683d ago
I'll actually have to thumb my nose at Sony in this instance and so "no way" do I want motion control in my house. Best of luck, but no thanks!
bigjclassic  +   1683d ago
You know they may not be able to add a analogue stick to the "Arc"
Nintendo did patent certain aspects of the Wii mote so MS/Sony cannot copy it. So I doubt it will have a analogue stick on a nunchuck type device.

Motion has not done anything for hardcore games?? CoD (W@W+MW:R), TCon, Prime 3, Twilight Princess and SMG have proven than Motion controls are superior to regular controller.

Why do fanboys have their heads up their own butts.
starvinbull  +   1683d ago
Quite frankly the delay will result in massive failure i suspect. Shame could have been successful with a headstart.
Vizion26  +   1683d ago
The hypocrisy of gamers
”Motion controlls are a gimmick. When I come home from work I want to sit down with a control pad to play games not look silly flailing around.”

*@ e3 Microsoft announces Natal and Sony announces wand motion controllers*

“This is going to be awesome. It's better than Wii, I can't wait to try it.”

”No, the Natal is better because you can control the game with motion using your whole body”

Hypocrites.
Half-Mafia  +   1683d ago
i could see this coming from a mile away, cause we dont even no the name of it and any games designed for it. and it was meant to be out in japan in a few months.

and also when ever Sony says something is coming out Spring, it normaly end up coming out in Fall
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bjornbear  +   1683d ago
meh
cant get excited about this or Natal.

at least this is getting a fair amount of hype...unlike some other over hyped webcam with a mic
FFXI101  +   1683d ago
I know a lot gamers would prefer classic controller
Over motion controller or natal and I'm one of them. However, I'm still looking forward to it, and hope to able use it on RPG games.

Play Zelda and Dragon Quest with Wii remote was fun, but this is even better, and I hope there'd have option to choose between motion or class controllers.
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