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Sony’s new metaverse bet: US$360 wearable that captures your moves


Sony Group Corp.’s latest gadget is a set of wearable motion trackers designed to bring users into the metaverse on their phones.

The new Mocopi system consists of six pucks worn around the user’s wrists, ankles, head and hips, used to animate avatars inside various metaverse apps on Android phones or Apple Inc. iPhones. Priced at 49,500 yen ($360) and launching in Japan in January, the Mocopi kit adds to the company’s ventures into virtual and augmented reality.

Metaverse and VR applications have failed to break through to mainstream audiences so far, occupying only a niche of the global gaming and peripherals market.