In the world of marketing and advertising, you need a recognizable and attractive name that sticks out in a crowd. …and "PlayStation Motion Control" doesn't cut it.

The competition doesn't have a finalized title, either, but Microsoft's new motion sensing technology is widely known as "Project Natal," and it seems clear – at least from a promotional standpoint – that Sony needs to pick a name for their nifty new tech. Well, perhaps it's "Sphere." As noted by Joystiq , the name has popped up here and there in the past few weeks; Sega producer Yasuhito Baba and his translator labeled the controller as "Sphere" during a TGS interview. Furthermore, when asked if Gran Turismo 5 would support the "Sphere" peripheral, Polyphony's Kazunori Yamauchi responded as if he knew what they were referring to. For the time being, Sony representatives are remaining quiet on the matter, but perhaps they wish to unveil the name at a certain event. Something like this will need a title that is both easy to recognize and easy to remember, and maybe "Sphere" fits the bill…but if you don't agree, what ideas might you have?

There are many possibilities here, and we have to remember that "Sphere" could only be a code name for the technology, like Natal. Who knows what we might be calling it by the time it launches in the spring?

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Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Oh no… we're in for a lot of dildo jokes.

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

Lol

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Lol I should have read the comments before posting.

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

that's what i thought as soon as i saw the pics lol

Lemon_Saint
Lemon_Saint
11 years ago

Antone looks like he's having trouble deciding which wand to use later tonight …

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

I vote for the "Sony Shaft"….."Spheres" is what they should call the peripheral that will attach to the bottom.

napoleon85
napoleon85
11 years ago

Remember an article saying that the porn industry was interested in the PS3? I can already picture out the PS3 box displaying sexual content bundled with this dildo.

The PS3 is trying so hard to find new ways of game interaction. Thus, this "sphere" project will be a BINGO! However they are leaving out the straight-oriented population. I guess we will have to start experimenting new things 😛


Last edited by napoleon85 on 10/5/2009 5:29:43 PM

randomname
randomname
11 years ago

Taken from Joystiq comments:

They should call them Dual Interactive Cordless Sticks, or DICS for short…

another guy said:

I'd like to double-fist those DICS!

wait…what?

Then look at the guy holding them in the article pic, I lmfao!


Last edited by baseballdude_ on 10/5/2009 7:58:52 PM

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

I personally like my dildos without the ball on top, just a metalic rod :D. But i also like to heat in in warm water before i…….

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Dual shock "Sphere"… could be interesting for female gamers!

Q!

"i am home"


Last edited by Qubex on 10/5/2009 9:53:17 PM

zee
zee
11 years ago

For the love of God Sony, CHANGE that design of that wand thingy. Seriously, the design needs to be changed. Heck, Wii controllers look better than this!

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

I don't mind 'sphere' tbh. Not too in your face but not too distant that you wouldn't remember it. I'm sure there are some better possibilities though.

AshT
AshT
11 years ago

PSMotion

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

Thats good

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

WiiMote…oh wait that's taken.

Stick with ball on end? Nah, that's lame.

E-motion? Sounds like a bad emo band.

Tracer. That would mess with all the old hippies that did too much acid in the 60's

Ah hell, I guess Sphere is pretty good though I do like PSMotion suggested by AshT

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
11 years ago

-SexaxeS Dildo.

-Or the EyeControl / EyeMote. The thing does look like an eyeball planted on a tower [and is fitting with the PS Eye title of course]. Could be the future design of lighthouses. Hmm.

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Really, Sphere is a kickass name.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Who ever designed that thing should be fired. Lol the thing looks like a dildo.


Last edited by Jawknee on 10/5/2009 1:10:29 PM

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

those are prototypes, the final product will look like a black dildo with a glowing head

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

'but if you don't agree, what ideas might you have?'
Playstation Ball?!! LOL

ed_winchester
ed_winchester
11 years ago

PSWavyWandyThingyWithGlowyBallOnTheEnd

Catchy

LividFiction
LividFiction
11 years ago

I would seriously buy this on day one if it were called PlayStation WavyWandy.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

Can't belive they gonna release that thing with the dildo design…even my eletric shaver looks waaay more cool .

taus90
taus90
11 years ago

Orb! or Aura


Last edited by taus90 on 10/5/2009 1:41:29 PM

taus90
taus90
11 years ago

Orb!

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

Orb sound cool. It does look like a "hers" toy though.

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

i just want to play games. i can care less about motion sensing. ugh

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

Voted down for nonsensical grammar and lack of capitalization. 😉


Last edited by Fane1024 on 10/5/2009 5:46:07 PM

COBB
COBB
11 years ago

Wonder if it has dual shock tech. that would really cause some controversy then

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

The PSWang…I mean PSWand

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

LOL!!!

Made in China!!! LOL


Last edited by Wage SLAVES on 10/5/2009 7:22:19 PM

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

I would say MoCo!

napoleon85
napoleon85
11 years ago

PSVibrator or PSConsolator or PSPleasurer and then add: It only does everything!

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

lol lol lol that's funny

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

Yeah…."It only does everything"….including your mom! LOL!

napoleon85
napoleon85
11 years ago

It only does everything, including YOU! lol…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Sooo many jokes… must hold back…

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

Never. Hold. Back.

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

let them lose

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

You're holding what now?

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

I JUST relized that your pic is of a ninja costume. I always thought it was some guy aiming a sniper….don't ask i'm confused now too :S

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

I can't hold back!! Im still laughing!!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

actually its just one of my swords and a winter scarf. Well and my favorite hoodie. 🙂

BattleFox21
BattleFox21
11 years ago

I like Aura, but Orb's ok too. I also liked the play on words with something along the lines of the PS eye, since it is going to be working with the PS eye.

Personally tho Sphere sounds corny.


Last edited by BattleFox21 on 10/5/2009 3:18:20 PM

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

Amen.

bearbobby
bearbobby
11 years ago

I agree that "Sphere" is bland and uninspired. They need either something with a humorous play on words, or something that can acurately describe it's function/design without sounding corny and ordinary.

I'd have to stop and think for a while to come up with one myself that fits, but I'm not getting paid by Sony either.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

Just call it Move. That's what it does and it would make for so many marketing possibilities. Move with it. Come Move with us. Now, is the time to Move. etc., etc., etc. No?


Last edited by fluffer nutter on 10/5/2009 3:31:09 PM

psxmax
psxmax
11 years ago

Call it "Ballistic".

JackC8
JackC8
11 years ago

Looks like the guy in the picture is saying "Large? Or medium size?" Anyhow, Sphere is a cool word. Doesn't exactly describe the stick with the ball on the end, but whatever. Where can I get one of these $100,000 a year jobs for coming up with words like "sphere"? Cause I could do that you know.

www
www
11 years ago

Wii Mote Likewise

PS3's shoulda been:

Gunjer Mote

iPwn_3G
iPwn_3G
11 years ago

I like EyeMote. Thats sounds really good. or maybe Aura. It's better than sphere