Sony announced today that it will release the new Motion Controller for the Sony PS3 in Fall of 2010. This will be a global launch and will be joined by an extensive line-up of software titles enabled for the Motion controller.
Sony says that Motion Controller is still a tentative name. This week rumors point to Sony naming the Motion Controller Sony Arc.
"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."
When Sony showed the Motion Controller at the Tokyo Game Show in September of last year the plan was to release the new controller in Spring 2010. Now we have to wait for the Holiday Shopping Season 2010.
To use the Sony Motion Controller you also need the PlayStation Eye camera for the PS3. I predict Sony to sell bundles containing Motion Controller and PlayStation Eye.
Microsoft has announced at the CES, that the Project Natal motion controller for the Xbox 360 will be released in time for the Holidays 2010.
So, Nintendo has still three quarters of the year the right to say the Wii is the only motion controlled video game console on the market.
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