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PS3Blog.net | September 21, 2020

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SIXAXIS - Movement and Rotation

Okay, okay. Please don’t roast me for having such a duuuuhmb moment. But ever since they announced the new controller for the PS3, I was wondering one thing: what does six degrees of movement really mean? Does it mean yaw left, yaw right, pitch forward, pitch back, roll left, and roll right? That’s six things. Personally, I thought that it was really just three: yaw, pitch, and roll. But you know marketting-speak as well as I do. There’s no guarantees as to what Sony meant. So I was always wondering if the SIXAXIS controller could only detect rotation, or if it could detect linear movement as well.

Well, this little demonstration on the official Japanese website lays my question to rest. The SIXAXIS detects rotation in all three axes, and movement in all three axes. Just click on the link below, then click on the joystick.

Japanese PS3 Website

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!