Riccitiello calls Sony motion controller “Gem”

Thursday, 10th December 2009 11:45 GMT By Patrick Garratt


John Riccitiello has apparently called Sony’s upcoming motion controller Gem, speaking at the UBS 37th Annual Global Media Conference yesterday.

“In the coming year, both Sony and Microsoft have announced new controllers. Motion sensor controls, Natal and Gem, these are likely to bring new consumers into the marketplace,” he said, according to IGN.

Sony’s already blanked it: “No official name for the PlayStation motion controller has been announced,” said a rep.

Gem. Gem. Nice turn to it. It’s out next spring.



  1. onlineatron

    Gem…. I don’t like it.

    Also, do you think Natal will be the final name for MS’s camera?

    It seems like they stuck ‘project’ in front of it to test the name out but now everyone has gotten used to it, it will stick.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Razor

    Makes me think of Oasis….which isn’t a bad thing.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    GEM. :-)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Retroid


    Will it be entirely in pink and come with butterfly wings for little girls to wear?


    #4 5 years ago
  5. polygem

    well if you look at my username you´ll notice i kind of like it…it´s better than i thought it would be. it´s a cool name for a glowing plastic bubble actually. there is something childish about it but thats not a bad thing actually ´cause most gamers are gamers because of the hidden child in them… i still don´t get it with the natal name. but right now i prefer the 360 over the ps3 though…let´s see what these nextgen controllers will be like. in the end the name wont count at all to make them any fun or fail.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. LeD

    The name Gem associated with that design immediately put images of sex toys in my head

    #6 5 years ago
  7. LeD

    As sold on Amazon:

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought…

    “California Exotics Devon’s Private Pleasures”

    Which makes me wonder, did they buy the vibrator to use on Devon’s rubbery bits? :D

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Constantine

    Gem huh, no sir… I don’t like it.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Blerk

    I like how the vibrator is also a ‘dual-shock’. :-D

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Prof Power Glove

    Blerk is correct imo (about the wiki ref, dunno about the next-gen vibrator stuff).

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Tonka

    Gay Electronic Machine

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Beerkan


    #13 5 years ago

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