Move Sub-Controller: The "Navigation Controller"
Okay, so we know Sony's new motion-sensing technology will be called "PlayStation Move," but how about that sub-controller? You know, the thing that looks a lot like the Wii's nunchuk...?
Well, according to a recent FCC filing, it appears that Sony part number CECH-ZCS1U will be given the name, "Navigation Controller." It makes a good bit of sense, too, because most games that will utilize such technology will have you aim the camera with your dominant hand and "navigate" with the other. Sony hasn't officially unveiled the whole unit as the PlayStation Move featuring the Navigation Controller but those should be the final names; the ones you'll see when you go shopping for the unit this fall. As most of you know, Sony decided to delay the launch of Move - it was originally supposed to release this spring - in order to have a good number of compatible titles on store shelves. We've already taken a look at one and others will include Motion Fighter, EA Sports 2.0, The Shoot, Sports Champion, TV SuperStars, Move Party! and more. We also know that many developers will be releasing patches to make current games compatible with Move.
The lingering question remains, though: just how popular will this technology be amongst PS3 fans who have often scorned the Wii? Perhaps this new and advanced form of motion sensing is better suited to the PS3 crowd...
4/12/2010 10:25:28 AM Ben Dutka