For those of you who read the Nerd Approved post yesterday about Sony winning an Emmy for the SIXAXIS and thought WTF? You are not alone. The internet was buzzing with confusion about why Sony’s SIXAXIS would be honored over the far more deserving Nintendo Wiimote.
That’s why Seamus Byrne of Hydrapinion went straight to the horse’s mouth and contacted the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to get more information. Christine Chin from NATAS replied with the following:
“I understand you had contacted Cheryl Daly, Director of Communications at NATAS to confirm if Sony won for their PS3 controller. This is incorrect, Sony won for their dual shock analog controller. The award is from the Video Game Technology Group. It was nominated by our internal group and considered along with the Nintendo D-Pad both of which were considered Emmy worthy for the development of the generation of controllers that followed the classic joysticks.
I would like to confirm that Sony did not win for their PS3 controller, they won for their Dual Shock Analog controller.”
That’s interesting considering that Sony has had no problem bragging about the award for the SIXAXIS on their website (look for that link to be taken down soon).
Hopefully this is an honest error on Sony’s part. Still, after the whole fake viral website fiasco, you have to wonder if Sony was trying to pull something here.