175w ago - Today PlayStationLifestyle.net (linked above) has uncovered a patent (USPTO) which may be for an upcoming PS3 fitness exercise gaming device.
To quote: The fitness controller is described as such:
"The present invention embodiments promote performance of exercise by users during a computer simulation or game. An embodiment of the present invention includes an exercise device with a plurality of effector or gripping members in the form of handles to be manipulated by a user.
A coil steel spring provides the resistance for the handles that may be compressed together or pulled apart for resistance-based exercise. The device further includes additional input devices to interact with a simulation or gaming scenario.
The user applies forces to the handles to interact with the scenario, thereby requiring the user to perform exercises during the simulation or game play."
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This was an inevitable step for Sony to take what with Nintendo having the current grip on fitness related console games. I totally support the idea and will probably invest in this or Sony Fit?? equivalent.