Rumour: Nunchuk to be included with Arc

Monday, 8th March 2010 08:44 GMT By Johnny Cullen


A Nunchuk add-on is to make up PlayStation Arc, according to someone on GAF, with off-screen chatter collaborating the news.

The forum poster said he had seen recent “pictures” of “Wand/Nunchuk”.

The user, known as “ichinisan”, says the add-on has an analog stick and X and O buttons. He also says the L1 and L2 shoulder buttons are underneath the D-Pad, further saying it isn’t as long as Wii’s version.

He also claims the wand contains “one very big button on top”; with the trademark facebuttons of X, O, Triangle and Square added on; and a trigger known as “T”.

VG247 sources have also said the device has two parts, speaking under conditions of anonymity.

We’ll probably get confirmation of this during GDC this week: Sony’s showing off the controller during a session at the Moscone Center, and is expected to be the main talking point of the company’s off-site press conference at the event on Wednesday.

Arc’s due sometime this fall.



  1. 52pickup

    makes sense,especially if they are going to use “ARC” for hardcore games.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    I’m afraid on how much this shit is going to cost….

    You need PS Eye Camera (I have already)

    + Wand and Nunchuck.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. 52pickup

    A Wii-mote was what? £30 when they first came out,a nunchuk was £15 or £20 i think,and the eye camera is about £20-£25. Hopefully the cost of ARC and nunchuk is much cheaper,and i hope they bundle all 3 together for a reduced price.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    If they do that, I reckon it’s going to be around the £35-£50 area.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. JonFE

    As the DualShock 3 RPP is £39.99, I fail to see how a bundle of all three components (if they are indeed three) could cost less than that…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. DrDamn

    How much does a “full” Wiimote cost these days? RRP is over £70. (Wiimote £33, Nunchuck £18, WMP £25 = £76). Bundles will keep the initial one off camera costs down and then you are looking at Wand + Chuk.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Hero of Canton

    Went in GAME yesterday and was pretty shocked to discover that the RRP for a Wiimote (with MP) and nunchuk is indeed above £70 – £54.99 for a black remote with MotionPlus and £17.99 for a nunchuk.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    Holy fuck. That’s a story in itself.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Robo_1

    My guess is that they’ll keep the base unit of the ARC remote and camera as cheap as possible. They’ll then sell the nunchuck deice separately, with a disgustingly fat mark up to help off-set the small profit they make on the ARC deice itself. They’ll comfortably be able to say that anyone who doesn’t want a nunchuck doesn’t need one, as they can use the DS3 along side the ARC instead.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. frod

    I suppose that’s one more piece of the ‘totally traced’ jigsaw.

    Now just announce a wacky sackboy-based sport minigame collection for the final piece.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. NiceFellow

    makes sense. price issues aside, having similar controls would mean a lot of developers would be tempted to bring Wii titles over, and could result in Natal suffering from ‘PS3 syndrome’ in being the odd one out to develop for vs Wii/PS3 for motion control based games.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Madlink

    That’s good news. I’m actually looking forward to both Arc and Natal and a nunchuck accessory is certainly a big improvement over the ‘use half of your dualshock’ method used in the Resident Evil 5 demonstration.

    As for costs, I don’t think it’s going to be cheap, but maybe Sony could get a Wii Play-esque bundle out at launch that includes all of the hardware (camera, remote and nunchuck) and some simple game for around the £60-£70 mark?

    #12 5 years ago
  13. The Hindle

    I really hope LBP 2 isnt based round this.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. NiceFellow

    @13 it might well be. I love LBP but I wouldn’t see it as bad so long as Dualshock was also supported.

    Drawing objects, adding stuff, etc. would actually be easier in edit mode with Arc than dualshock. Imagine just pointing right in the middle of a wheel and saying ‘add motor bolt there’ or drawing a nice, wavy line to make into a solid… could work very well.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. JasperLoons

    That would help explain Pratcher’s very high cost predictions for the Arc. I hope it’s true though. Holding the DS3 in one hand and the Arc in the other does not sound comfortable.

    #15 5 years ago

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