Sony Reveals Playstation Move Motion Controller for Playstation 3

March 10, 2010

Sony Reveals Playstation Move
Motion Controller for Playstation 3

New PlayStation Move
Sub-Controller, Enabling Intuitive Navigation, to Accompany the Release of the
Motion Controller This Fall

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE)
today announced that PlayStation Move motion controller for PlayStation 3 (PS3)
computer entertainment system launches worldwide this fall, offering a
motion-based, high-definition gaming experience unlike anything on the market.
Concurrently with its launch, SCE will also release PlayStation Move
sub-controller to be used along with the motion controller for intuitive
navigation of in-game characters and objects. The PlayStation Move platform,
including the motion controller, sub-controller, and PlayStation Eye camera*1,
together with a strong lineup of software titles, will deliver an innovative and
highly immersive experience on the PS3 system.

The combination of the PS3 system
and PlayStation Eye camera detects the precise movement, angle, and absolute
position in 3D space of PlayStation Move motion controller, allowing users to
intuitively play the game as if they themselves are within the game. PlayStation
Move motion controller delivers unmatched accuracy through its advanced motion
sensors, including a three-axis gyroscope, a three-axis accelerometer, and a
terrestrial magnetic field sensor, as well as a color-changing sphere that is
tracked by PlayStation Eye camera. Through PlayStation Move system, both fast
and subtle motion can be detected, whether the user is swinging a tennis racket,
or painting with a brush. With PlayStation Move motion controller, users can
provide direct input through action buttons and an analog trigger, while
receiving physical feedback from rumble functionality and visual feedback from
the sphere’s ability to display a variety of different colors. Furthermore,
PlayStation Eye camera can capture the player’s voice or image, enabling
augmented reality experiences.

The newly announced PlayStation Move
sub-controller is a one-handed controller, developed to further expand the game
play options that PlayStation Move games can offer*2. PlayStation Move
sub-controller features a sleek curved design that pairs with the motion
controller and comes with an analog stick and directional buttons that allow
users to easily control the game when moving characters or choosing a direction.
Like all other Wireless Controllers for the PS3 system, it comes with a built in
lithium-ion rechargeable battery as well as Bluetooth technology, enabling the
controller to transfer the input information wirelessly to the PS3 system
without a cable. PlayStation Move motion controller and sub-controller will
further broaden the gaming experience on the PS3 system for all genres, from
games that use one motion controller to games that use both controllers.

The introduction of PlayStation Move
controllers has been well received within the industry and now 36 third party
developers and publishers have decided to support PlayStation Move platform. In
fiscal year 2010, SCE Worldwide Studios will also release more than 20 games
that are either dedicated to or supported with the PlayStation Move platform.

SCE, with strong support from
software developers and publishers, will deploy various measures to enhance the
PlayStation Move software title line-up and vigorously promote the PS3 platform.

  1. Users will need to use the
    PlayStation Eye camera to enjoy PlayStation Move motion controller on PS3.

  2. DUALSHOCK
    or SIXAXIS Wireless Controller can also be used in place of the sub
    controller.