Sony scared?

I’m watching the Sony E3 conference using GameSpot’s Event Player and Sony have made a few changes to their PS3 controller that are clearly in response to the negative feedback to the “Boomerang” design and Nintendo’s innovative Wii controller.

The new controller looks exactly like the Dual Shock 2, but has a 6 DOF motion and orientation sensor (“with no external sensors” mentioned as an obvious jab at Nintendo). Shocking and not really that surprising at the same time. Personally, I liked the boomerang design (it looked comfortable).