Sony follows common sense approach to launch new motion controller.

In what I thought was a “duh” moment for Sony, I found this article from gamesindustry.biz somewhat amusing.

Launch titles for the PlayStation 3 motion controller will be compatible with either one controller or two, Sony president Shuhei Yoshida has told Eurogamer.

“We are approaching the launch by making sure that all games that we create can be played with one controller and the camera,” he revealed.

“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. We are trying to make the entry barrier as low as possible, but I’m looking forward to introducing more advanced things you can do with having two in your hands.”

Could you imagine the reaction from gamers if Sony required you to have two new motion controllers? I am not sure how much these will cost, but assume somewhere in the $39-54 price range. It would be suicide for Sony to force PS3 users to pick up two controllers. If the eyetoy camera thing is also required, the entry fee is going to be pretty steep. I hope the new motion offerings will be far better than average.

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