Sony unveils motion controller for PlayStation 3

Good ideas don't stay bottled up. Witness tabbed Web browsers, accelerometers, and now motion controllers for game consoles. In a move that's more a concession to the Nintendo Wii than a new-product reveal, Sony today announced a motion controller for the PlayStation 3.

The controller is shaped like a wand with a glowing sphere at the top. Demonstrating the controller at E3 today, Sony said it was "sub-millimeter" precise. It's not coming for a while, though — the PS3 wand is due to launch in spring 2010.

While we agree with Sony that "some experiences need buttons," we're still way more excited about Microsoft's controllerless Project Natal. But nice job playing catch-up, Sony.

Via Engadget