Motion games on PS3 only need one wand, says Sony

Tuesday, 25th August 2009 16:06 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Sony bossman, Shuhei Yoshida, has told Eurogamer that the launch titles coming for the new PS3 motion controller only need one of the motion controller to be played.

“The ultimate goal or wish for us is if you have two controllers, like we demoed at E3, we can do something really amazing,” he said.

“It’s like putting your arms into the TV, like a gaming space, and you have total control of the 3D space in front of you, but because of cost-of-goods and, you know, people have to have the PlayStation Eye camera as well, we are approaching the launch by making sure that all games that we create can be played with one controller and the camera.

“We will also introduce options for if you happen to have more than one controller available. Experiences will be enhanced if you purchase a second.”

During E3, Sony mentioned during the demonstration that up to four wands could be used and recognized by PlayStation Eye at once.

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  1. Psychotext

    Sony’s pulsing pink ended wand…

    …somehow the Sony dildo ended up sounding less suggestive. :D

    #1 5 years ago
  2. freedoms_stain

    I hear they’re calling it the Dong.

    Keeping it in line with the wee, I mean, Wii.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Robo_1

    I’m actually a little disappointed to hear this. With two controllers, the potential is there for far more interesting experiences, but if they go on sale with only one controller in the box, then developers are going to aim for the base line.

    Do these wands have analogue controllers on them?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. polygem


    #4 5 years ago
  5. SticKboy

    Oh dear. If they don’t bundle the camera *and* the wand in the same box as the console at retail, they can kiss goodbye to third-party support.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. NiceFellow

    Unless they’re barking they’ll have the Wand on its own – for people like me with the console and the Eye. They’ll have Wand plus Eye for people with the console and PS3 bundles with Wand plus Eye.

    I like the idea of two controllers, but understand after last few years they’re reluctance on a cost basis… hopefully if they ensure there is support for 2 controllers they’ll give that option some traction.

    #6 5 years ago

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