A short compilation of whacky PlayStation 3 concepts that never made it.
U know i like the third picture more than the final product.But the circle controller was so LAME.... :/
the ball controller? lol thats funny looking one i know my friends would have a field day make fun of that and the boomerang one, personally i would take the one thats in the picture of the article i like that one the most then the grill
Imagine PSN's High Velocity Bowling with the ball controller.... He he..
I actually liked the boomerang, mainly because it looked more modern so suits the console better. The current design has been used since the playstation 1 so in the gaming world that's ancient architecture.
That third picture is slick! That truly would have been awesome to have that slick looking console nect to my entertainment center. I love the PS3 design as it is but that pic would have been a very acceptable console.
You guys are all wrong. The third, fourth and fifth pictures are prototypes of the PS4 code-named "casual" It will come out in a couple more years, but the technology will have only have advanced one year on from the PS3 (1.5x PS3) It will cost $100 dollars to manufacture but will sell for $250 and it will come with a headband controller that supposedly works off your brain waves, but in real life doesn't actually work as well as the advertising lets you believe. You'll end up controlling it by raising and lowering your eyebrows. BUT two and a half years after it's released Sony will release the "headband plus" peripheral that will ACTUALLY read your brain waves. Although all the major 3rd party developers will leave Sony because the machine is 4ss and they want to create "next" gen games on the other systems. Don't worry! Sony will support the PS4 "casual" releasing all its big name games with cartoony graphics in the first one and a half years. Even though there will be shortage of games after that there will be a few third parties that also offer games with cartoon graphics, but - hey - the system will have more mini game compilations than you could ever dream of!!!
Hmmmm... All of that sounds so familiar... Just can't put my finger on it though... ;-)
Like the boomerang but the ball is just odd and looks completely nonfunctional in terms of gameplay.
The ball controller looks pretty uncomfortable to play with.
These were fan made. All except the boomerang.
lol, im probably one of the ten people in the world who actually wanted the boomerang controller over the current design
I wouldn't of mind playing with the boomerang controller. Might of felt good with the big curve on it. Guess I'll never know. I like the controller they have always used anyway tho. Really I can't think of a controller that I have not liked except for the d-pad on the 360 controller. Everything is fine.
me too thats 2/10
I like my DS3 the way it is. It's been the perfect controller for me since the PS1.
3/10 here... it was pretty crazy how everyone (well almost everyone) shunned it so soon... it could of been amazing, guess we'll never know
i agree with you man..i also wanted to check out the boomerang controller. Dunno but it looks really wicked..IMO though..
...and it would've been perfect for driving games.
I HAD a boomerang controller for the PS2, the blue one by logitech or something. Pretty comfortable to use, too bad PS3 didn't use it. I think they intended to make a new controller for PS3 but ran out of time since they don't want Xbox360 stealing all their market share.
They intended to ship the boomerang controller until Nintendo unvieled the Wii and they had to start all over from scratch. Quickest thing they could do was use the old controller and add the parts they wanted for MS(motion sensing). Had Nintendo never shown the Wii remote and gotten such a huge response, Sixaxis would have never seen the light of day.
WTF ball control
That looked so weird.
i actually liked the boomerang..
I wish one day they'll make a special collector's edition booomerang controller. I would totally buy that!
The pad is lame, i thik sony should never change the ps3 pad.It should forever remain the same.
to fit our hands comfortably then thats it for me.
@above: awesome idea, I think you should put a patent on it. A controller that can take on any shape, you can sue Sony later when they start using it for PS4.
Awesome boomerang control
The ball controller looks like something I'd want to try, I wonder how it'd feel
Probably the last thing you would want to hold when pissed off at a game, a ball... Atleast there is a chance the boomerang may come back to you after you throw it.
the ball control (hehe) looked interesting and ridiculous at the same time.
i kinda want to try the boomerang controller
same here...it actually seemed pretty cool...
i like the ball controller, intersting...
I like the boomerang controller.
I remember one of the VERY early concepts said the PS3 would project a holographic image and wouldn't need a TV. I tried to search it on google but I can't find it. I remember it was standing on 4 ''legs''
I remember reading rumors of the Revolution(Wii) doing this but never the PS3.
You're thinking of a few months back when Nintendo patented a type of holographics storage.
no no it was some time around 2004, WAY before the PS3 was officially announced. There were a couple of PS3 concepts and one of them (a picture) showed some kind of box standing on 4 metal legs and projecting a hologram
the second image down that shows what the game disks would look like.... Thats an XD Disk that Sony uses for their professional XDCam video cameras. Its what we use at work and are very very nice. Really fast access and re-writable. They hold about 29 Gigs if I remember correctly
you know what? i still want the boomerang controller
Why o' why didn't they change the d-pad to the one pictured in the first prototype controller photo. They could have kept the overall look of how it looks now but changed the d-pad.
thats the first time i've heard of a complaint about the ps3 dpad. personally, the r2/l2 are problematic for me.
But I got those triggers from Amazon for 5 bucks. Never looked back. http://www.amazon.com/RealT...
Try playing a fighting with a ps3 controller for longer than a hour and a half and you'll see what i'm talking about. How the buttons is designed they take a toll on your fingers with extended play.
i hate the boomerang and don't like ds3 but want better controller
I still just want to hold one. I looks like it could feel awesome in your hands.
The only issue I had with the boomerang controller was from the pictures I saw with someone's next to it it seemed extremely small for my hands. If it was about the size of the current PS3 controller then I would have been all for it.
I like the tower. It's a better looking console than the current PS3 model.
They all look more innovative than the Fee Fix ME (for the tenth time). They all would play online for free. None of them would scratch your disks. None of them would RROD LMAO They could all play HD movies out of the box. And in the end, no matter what the design was, it was always going to be better than the M$$$$$$ console. Via la PS3. I love the damn thing.
PP sure has alot of haters lately, must be flattering.
I signed up for this site about a week ago and I already think pp is the dumbest person on the internet. Coming from someone that used to play world of warcraft, that's an amazing feat.
The thing I don't like about the boomerang controller are the face buttons which are rounded like the 360 ones and I hate it like that and the D-pad would have been kinda arkward at that angle but oh well thats my gripe with the controller but I love my DS3 so im happy with taht.
Of the console and controller are perfect...but the boomerang controller would of been cool too!
why didnt they use the boomerang controller
this is a nonsense, I know. that 13 year old PS-one design needs a re-haul.
Such a stylish, beautiful-looking design. I like the final product too, but I wish they'd picked this.
I like the second controller and the boomerang. Why couldnt we have gotten that? I am sick of this PS controller. Its boring and old looking.
because they don't work well comfortably. After 2 hours of playing you probably would have to stop playing because of your newly formed arthritis. They may look cool but not work well.
*hugs the beast*
the boomerang looks cool like the ps3 !!!!! they should have kept it and i agree they should make a special addition boomerang!!! :D
The current design is perfectly practical and the important thing is, of course, the actual functionality and performance - but looking at these does make me feel that the design could perhaps have been a bit more interesting. Mine is pretty much hidden under the TV stand. I guess that the practicalities took centre stage (which is fair enough), with a case that would fit the hard drive, angular circuit boards, blue ray drive etc - then they made the case shiny. Would have been interesting to see what you would get if Sony did the internals and Apple did the case...
It would have been rectanguler. The curvy features would never have existed. If you watch on youtube, they pretty much squeezed everything in so tightly.
That's me 5/10:) Would have been cool for racing etc. Nothing wrong with a change, although i must say, i still like the controller in it's current form. On the subject of the actual console.(the top one, looks like sony's media centre more) The second looks like a dvd player. The 3rd is actually pretty cool.
i like 3rd 4th 5th
the controller from the 2nd picture looks f**kin` sweet :x
I really love the one in the picture for the article, the white one. It's slick
the second one would have been pretty cool b/c of the controller.. but umds absolutely suck balls
the boomarang looked god awful so did most of them, half looke like my router!
haha yeah...that white tower thing looks like a Wii and a netgear router had seks... that ball thing is nuts though...glad it didn't make it I guess, but would be cool to see a real version of that idea... none of those look better than the final system though imo...I really like the PS3 when standing up right...similar to the original PS2, but better in every way...the second pic (i think) with that drawer that slides down was kind of cool, but the rest seemed pretty nintendo'y...
How many generations are sony going to fail to innovate with their controllers? For gods sake, OFFSET THE STICKS!!!! They were initially TACKED onto the PS1 pad. Not designed, Tacked on! Design a pad from the ground up with analogue sticks next time (if there is a next time) sony!