The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has awarded the DualShock controller with a Technology and Engineering Emmy award.
The 58th annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards were presented at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today. The awards were given in two areas: science, engineering and technology for broadcast television and personal television.
The latter category includes interactive television, video games, and for the first time, the Internet, mobile phones, private networks and personal media players.
The only other video game related nominees were the PSP Xross Media Bar for the PSP, for Outstanding Innovation and Achievement in Advanced Media Technology, for the Best Use of Personal Media Display and Presentation Technology. GameTap was also nominated for Outstanding Innovation and Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for the Best Use of “On Demand” Technology Over the Public Internet.
The Emmy is not the only award won by Sony at the CES, with the PlayStation 3 also receiving the CES Best of Innovations Award for 2007, PC World’s 20 Most Innovative Products Award, Sound and Vision’s Editor’s Choice Award and DEG’s Emiel N. Petrone Digital Innovation Award.
[UPDATE 01.10.07 9:45am PST]
Further press inquiries to the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences have clarified that Sony received its Technology and Engineering award not for the PlayStation 3's SIXAXIS controller, but, in fact, for its innovations in the original DualShock dual-analog controller. It shared the award in this category with Nintendo, who was awarded the Emmy for its innovations with the 'd-pad' control input device.