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Sony apologises for Emmy mix-up

Sony Computer Entertainment America has confirmed that the Emmy award it picked up this week was for the Dual Shock controller - and not the Sixaxis pad, as originally stated.

Sony Computer Entertainment America has confirmed that the Emmy award it picked up this week was for the Dual Shock controller - and not the Sixaxis pad, as originally stated.

The confusion began after the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences contradicted a statement issued by Sony regarding the Technology and Engineering trophy, with a spokesperson saying, "I would like to confirm that Sony did not win for their PS3 controller, they won for their Dual Shock analog controller."

Now Sony has issued a new statement which blames the confusion on a "miscommunication". It reads: "In a press release dated January 8, 2007, SCEA announced we had been recognized by NATAS with a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for the Sixaxis wireless controller.

"Due to miscommunication between the two organisations, this information was incorrectly reported." The statement concludes with confirmation that SCEA in fact won the award for the PS2 Dual Shock controller and an apology for any confusion caused.

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