well the concept of having a one handed and non connected controller has been around for awhile, before the wii. But the real question is, why does the PS3 controller have to be connected... it really doesnt have to be. Sony had filed for the sixaxis way before nintendo announced the wiimote, but as nintendo has shown, you lose a lot of the potential of montion sensing when keeping a controler attached to both hands.
Nintendo didnt come up with the idea period. They all took their ideas from someone else. Thats how it works, and then they build upon it. Standardize it. In Sonys case, they were dealt a blow when going into legal battles with Immersion (like microsoft had to). Out goes the rumble feature and what do they have? They have a backwards compatible system and an award winning dual shock controller.. They have their sixaxis for awhile, so it didnt come as a suprise when they stuck with the safer course. Nintendo is really good at making controllers, but it seems like there were some speed bumps over at sony when trying to get their controllers out the door.Originally Posted by WiiGod
I didnt create this as a copy, its merely how the controller can best be utilized while keeping its form.