Sony’s SIXAXIS controller is dead. It failed. It didn’t work. No one liked using it. PS3’s few decent games were ruined by having abysmal motion control sections shoved into them at the last minute by uncaring developers who knew themselves it was a shite idea.

SIXAXIS levels were the equivalent of the early 1990s trend of putting an awkward rap into every song. What Sony needs to do now is admit PS3 is a disaster, then announce a £149.99 PlayStation4 in time for Christmas with some actual games for it.

'And look how black it is!'

“I think that the next generation interfaces that can be created built on Sixaxis motion sensitivity give tremendous gameplay benefits that far outweigh a reactive vibration function. The decision that we’ve made to build in the Sixaxis functionality, and Bluetooth wireless, and great battery life, and all the other functionality that comes with it, far outweighs the chatter that we’re getting on vibration. And, it’s incredibly light! Just pick it up!” Phil Harrison, Sony, October 2006.