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PlayStation 3 Motion Controller to launch with 10 games

Filed under: PS3 Motion Controller,PS3 News — Tags: , , — Mike Cieply @ 21:27 January 30, 2010

“A Japanese news web site claims that the new hardware will have ‘about 10’ games available for launch this fall.”

Sony motion controller screenshot 2Japanese news service recently announced that there will be “about 10” games released for the PlayStation 3’s new motion controller this Fall. Unfortunately, the author did not go into detail about any of the games themselves. However, the Japanese counterpart site claimed that there will be games based on pet training, and sports, similar to what Nintendo has released for Wii and DS.

This announcement came days after Sony announced the delay of the controller from Spring of this year to sometime in the third quarter. The reason for this was 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.”

It is not known whether these “ten” games will be exclusively developed by first-party companies or third-party developers, although both Capcom and EA Games have expressed interest in creating games for the new add-on. No developer or title list has been released but it is safe to assume that the usual suspects will be releasing products in the coming 12 months.

sony motion controller screenshot 1Sony’s answer to the Wii has still yet to be named, although the most recent rumor has it that it will be called “PlayStation Arc,” due to a web site being copyrighted by Sony Computer Entertainment. First shown off at E3 ’09, the wand controller itself closely resembles the Wii Remote, with buttons on the front. What sets it apart from Nintendo is the compatibility with the PlayStation Eye, a camera available for PS3. This Fall holds the release dates for both this and Microsoft’s “Project Natal,” and a brutal competition between the two companies is guaranteed to ensue.

Below is the official video released at E3 2009…

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