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With large buttons arranged in a circle and a joystick on one side, Sony's PlayStation controller, designed to make gaming easier for people with disabilities, is to launch in December.

The gaming giant has been under pressure to address an issue seen as long neglected by the industry despite rivals bringing similar products to market in recent years.

"I wouldn't be surprised to see able-bodied people using it," said impressed gamer Jeremy Lecerf, aka Gyzmo.

Sitting in a wheelchair, the Frenchman specialising in video games and disability was invited by Sony to London to test its new device, which overturns the design of traditional controllers.

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