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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    PhysicsGuy, 10 Jan 2007 @ 4:17pm

    personally...

    aside from the rootkits and exploding batteries, i've always enjoyed sony products. my tv is great.

    The sold more units during the launch window than any other previously released console, including the market-controlling PS1 and PS2; and they did so at almost double the price.

    what? are you daft? maybe they sold more % of available stock (which i'd still argue)... but the wii outsold the ps3 by far...

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