The EyeToy is a color digital camera device, similar to a webcam, for the PlayStation 2. The technology uses computer vision and gesture recognition to process images taken by the camera. This allows players to interact with games using motion, color detection and also sound, through its built-in microphone. It was released in October 2003.
The camera is manufactured by Logitech (known as „Logicool“ in Japan), although newer EyeToys are manufactured by Namtai. The camera is mainly used for playing EyeToy games developed by Sony and other companies. It is not intended for use as a normal PC camera, although some people have developed unofficial drivers for it. The EyeToy is compatible with the PlayStation 3 and can be used for purposes such as video chatting. As of November 6, 2008, the EyeToy has sold 10.5 million units worldwide.