Sony Takes Bow For Technology Emmy It Didn't Win

from the hallucinated-awards dept

Earlier this week Sony proudly announced that the company had won a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for their motion sensitive SIXAXIS PS3 wireless game controller. Gamers were dumbfounded, since it's the Nintendo Wii controller that first made strides in innovative motion sensitivity, and it's debated that the SIXAXIS's less sexy motion sensitivity was included as a late development cycle rush job in response (at the cost of force-feedback). Someone decided to ask the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences what the hell was going on, and apparently Sony won no such honor. The award Sony received was actually for their dual shock analog controller, released years ago. Sony took most of today to address the award hallucination as people debated whether the company was just confused, or was intentionally misleading the public in order to re-inflate what has been a difficult launch cycle for their PS3 game system. Ultimately the company issued a brief statement that blamed the mixup on "miscommunication between the two organizations."

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  1. identicon
    Bori, 10 Jan 2007 @ 5:37pm

    Re: Re: Re: personally...

    It sold more in two months of launch than PS1, PS2, Xbox, 360, GameCube, and I'm sure older consoles.

    Good enough for you? Just because they're not first doesn't mean they are last. Both the PS2 and the PSP are outselling the 360, and the DS is outselling everything; but does that mean everything else is unsuccessful?

    I still enjoy my dvd players and burner. I have yet to get an HDTV to even start to enjoy an HD format. But with over 25 companies having released BD content, more movies (more importantly: more GOOD movies) being released on the format, and with around 85% of PS3 owners saying they will use the console as a primary player based on a survey sampling 10,000 people, identical cost between formats, and BDs simply being more advanced; there is no way HD-DVD (if anything) will be replacing the DVD.

    Oh, also to the OP:
    Sony met their sales target of 1mil and is rumored to have shipped out up to 200thousand additional units.

    I'm all against many of the things they've done but from a pure console gaming point-of-view and (finally) a format-intro point of view, they've at least got something right.

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