PS3 motion controller games named; PSP Go gets accessorised

TGS 2009: Sony reveals new and existing first-party games that will use its motion sensing technology next spring, including a PS3 Ape Escape and Echochrome 2.

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TOKYO--With Sony Computer Entertainment head Kaz Hirai delivering a keynote address at the opening of the Tokyo Games Show today, many expected some new announcements to be made. But what Hirai delivered instead was a fairly news-less speech, with the only notable fact being that the new Slim PS3 had sold more than a million units within three weeks of launch.

However, at a press conference held later in the afternoon, Sony confirmed that the new motion controllers for the PS3 would indeed be available in spring 2010, But more importantly, the company revealed which first-party games would actually be supporting the new technology. Ape Escape, Echochrome 2, Eccentric Slider, Sing and Draw, Champions of Time, Motion Party, The Shoot, and Tower will be new games which will incorporate motion controller use from their release. Other games such as Pain, Flower, Hustle Kings, High Velocity Bowling, and Eye Pets will be made compatible via downloadable updates.

Also announced were new accessories for the yet-to-be-released PSP Go. A Bluetooth stereo headset and a converter cable adapter will be released on December 24, 2009, in Japan, at a recommended retail price of ¥4,980 ($54.58) and ¥1,980 ($21.70), respectively. Sony has confirmed that these two accessories will eventually make their way to North America, Europe/PAL territories, and Asian countries and regions beginning January 2010.

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