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The position read-only property of the GamepadPose interface returns the position of the Gamepad as a 3D vector.

The coordinate system is as follows:

  • Positive X is to the userโ€™s right.
  • Positive Y is up.
  • Positive Z is behind the user.

Positions are measured in meters from an origin point โ€” this point is the position the sensor was first read at.


var myGamepadPosition = gamepadPoseInstance.position;


A Float32Array, or null if the gamepad is not able to provide position data.

Note: User agents may provide emulated position values through certain techniques; when doing so they should still report GamepadPose.hasPosition as false.




Specification Status Comment
Gamepad Extensions
The definition of 'position' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition

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See also