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How Does The PS3/Vita Combo Stack Up Against The Wii U/GamePad?

PSLS: "This holiday season brings with it the launch of Nintendo’s new tablet-centric console, the Wii U. The system’s innovative controller aims to once again revolutionize the way we play games, much like how motion control changed industry when the Wii was first released. While Nintendo’s new console likely won’t see the same explosive launch its predecessor received several years ago, there’s no denying the fact that the Wii U GamePad opens up a range of possibilities for new gaming experiences not currently seen on other consoles."

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MultiConsoleGamer1821d ago

How did the Move stack up to the Wiimote?

How did the PS Eye stack up against the Kinect?

NukaCola1820d ago

What I find interesting is that the Wii U will have 3 controllers.

The WiiMotion+
The Tablet
and the Xbox-like Controller

I think the Wii is banking on the use of multiple controllers. Also think if Sony supports the games with Cross Buy and Cross Play interaction like Sly 4 does for example..they will show the Vita is a perfect companion for PS3 and PS4. It is about support and Sony has learned that support is a large part of it. It's two items and they wont ever be 100% since they aren't the controller and the system like Wii U, but in time the Vita will work just the way it should.

BTW Vita Controller support for PS3 is coming in a few days with v1.8 so um...we are already getting it friends.

MuleKick1820d ago

Imagine a $400 Super Slim / vita combo.

beerkeg1820d ago

@MuleKick

'Imagine a $400 Super Slim / vita combo. '

Imagine how much it wouldn't sell.

ShinMaster1819d ago (Edited 1819d ago )

The Move is better than the Wiimote, without a doubt.

The PS Eye alone can't match Kinect. But the PS Eye + Move combo are better than Kinect, at least when it comes to gameplay.

Unless we're just talking about sales here.

It's pointless to compare Vita to Wii U. The Vita is a full on portable gaming console, not just a controller.
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Cross Buy and Cross Play are a smart move by Sony.

nukeitall1819d ago

@ShinMaster:

But the PS Eye + Move combo are better than "Kinect, at least when it comes to gameplay."

That is not entirely true as the excellent voice control in Kinect makes certain games pure bliss, such as ME3. There are also great games like Dance Central and Kinect Sports while PS Eye + Move has no real games worth speaking of. In fact, it has no real use at all at this point!

ShinMaster1819d ago (Edited 1819d ago )

You must be joking.
Voice command has been around for a while and is possible with other headsets and PS Eye. Can't believe you people ate that up.
Pure bliss? seriously lol

""Move has no real games worth speaking of""
How is that relevant to GAMEPLAY? Kinect overcomplicates simple tasks and restricts freedom of actions. Kinect games have to be oversimplified because more complex tasks that require an actual controller would be impossible.

""Great games like Dance Central and Kinect Sports""
Ha, my point exactly.
That's as far as Kinect goes. Not to mention there are equivalent games for Move among many other games: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Move can be implemented effectively in core games. That's the point.

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Pixel_Enemy1820d ago (Edited 1820d ago )

Their support is what's terrible. Move is 10x more accurate than the wiimote. The fact that it had practically zero games is where it failed.

The same will happen with the Vita/PS3 combination. VERY few first party games will take advantage of linking the two together. The awesome features that the vita promised at launch will fall through the cracks and only burn the fans that bought the systems for those reasons.

I am a huge Sony fan but this is just the sad truth.

PixL1820d ago

Wikipedia lists 110 Move games. I hardly find it to be "zero". Get your facts straight, then talk about truth. I never expected Move to replace DS but it has its uses.

andrewsqual1820d ago

Wait I ssumed the article meant cross purchasing and here is where the 3DS fails. There is no reason that any of the games that came to 3DS couldn't come to Wii either. Also on Wii U it is looking highly unlikely it will be out at Christmas if they still won't divulge any info on it.

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Ben_Grimm1820d ago

I'm sure you could find those articles as well when they were first released.

Sev1820d ago

Yeah, it's all really a tough call. The Move is so much better than the Wiimote, but there is hardly any software for it.

Kinect blows the PS Eye out of the water. But they were also released years apart.

The PS3/Vita Wii U situation is a little different. The Wii U isn't even out yet, and the PS3 has this massive install base already. All PS3 owners need to do is purchase a Vita and they have a Wii U like experience. Whereas they'd have to buy the Wii U (likely much more expensive) to get similar features that what are already available on the PS3.

We'll see, though. Sony has been known to fuck up great plays before. And turning the PS3/Vita combo into a Wii U like experience could be a perfect play for them. They just need developers on board.

I can see it working well. It may even keep the Wii U from standing out since the PS3/Vita will be able to do it too. It all depends on if third-party Wii U games are designed for the PS3/Vita this way. A few PSN games aren't going to cut it. They need more support than what they've done with the Move.

BrutallyBlunt1820d ago

@Sev
"The Move is so much better than the Wiimote, but there is hardly any software for it."

That really is the key, support. Move doesn't have it and likely never will this generation. If it were in every system like the Wiimote that would be different but it was marketed poorly, supported poorly and came out too late.

"Kinect blows the PS Eye out of the water. But they were also released years apart."

One's a 3D camera while the other is a 2D camera. Kinect is also still very limited due to it's lag reaction time and recognition abilities.

"The PS3/Vita Wii U situation is a little different. The Wii U isn't even out yet, and the PS3 has this massive install base already. All PS3 owners need to do is purchase a Vita and they have a Wii U like experience. Whereas they'd have to buy the Wii U (likely much more expensive) to get similar features that what are already available on the PS3. "

You still won't get the same experience because the Playstation 3 does not sync. the same way with Vita as the Wii U gamepad and the Wii U will. You will also see way less support and the same scenario the Move was in.

"We'll see, though. Sony has been known to **** up great plays before. And turning the PS3/Vita combo into a Wii U like experience could be a perfect play for them. They just need developers on board."

As i said earlier, the two systems don't syncronise the same way. It's also not as easy due to two completely different hardwares.

This feature will be very limited and is likely to work much better with the Vita and the Playstation 4 combo.

killerhog1820d ago

I like how it's the 'WiiU experience' and not the 'playstation experience' as some of the features were done with the ps3/psp and the wiiU isn't even out yet.

iamnsuperman1820d ago

What the Move needs is more third party support. It would be nice to see the move compatible with Battlefield (works very well with shooters) and Sony need to encourage this by doing games like this for the move. I can see why they do not as the move hasn't sold a load (especially recently) but it is that risk that (I feel) sony should take

DA_SHREDDER1820d ago

Can't play Mario on a Sony platform, just like you can't play GOW on a Nintendo platform. Just do what I do and get both.

herbs1819d ago

The move is marginaly more accurate than a wiimote however it lacks any kind of feedback (rumble, speaker) has less buttons and is less versatile. The wiimotion+ controllers (which will apparently be standard for Wii U) are better in every way without the glowing Pom Pom on the end ;p

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killerhog1820d ago (Edited 1820d ago )

Yeah compare a controller that comes with the console by default and a controller that came out years later and is OPTIONAL.

How did the eyetoy and ps eye stack up with kinect you say? It does everything the kinect does years before the kinect actually came out.

Tempri
Yeah kinda like how you can save your save file from a ps1 (ps3) game to your psp and continue off of it and vise-versa? Im sure it can be the same for Sony's cloud storage. Don't count Sony out just yet. But it just seems everyone is dismissing what the ps3/psp and ps3/psvita can do so when the WiiU comes out people can yell "Sony copies" though Sony did it long before.

JellyJelly1820d ago

Maybe it would make more sense to compare the Vita/PS3 to the Smart Glass/360.

t0mmyb0y1820d ago

I dunno the Move is the most accurate controller I've ever used :D

Getowned1820d ago

I don't know I would say my mouse was more accurate. Mouse and Keyboard FTW!

Axecution1820d ago

@Getowned

Totally agree about the mouse obviously. But the keyboard? hell no.

Left analog stick and east-to-reach pressure sensitive buttons with motion sensors blows the keyboard out of the water.

t0mmyb0y1820d ago

The mouse is not a 'controller' it's a mouse. Game console controller then lol. Yes the mouse is the most accurate, but it doesn't move in a 3D space.

miyamoto1820d ago

LOL!

Getowned just "Got Owned"
by you.

Getowned1819d ago

Thats obviously not what I meant, but some people just love to argue semantics. -_-

@Tommyboy
Obviously I know a mouse is not a controller XD I was sure everyone would know whay I meant and not try to argue semantics(I was wrong apparenly)

BTW, love the pic, lol Ricky, Trailer Park Boys for LIFE!..I really miss that show!
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

@Axecution
I do like the left analong stick as well, the main reason to crouch or knife but other than that I could live with out it. I guess Im just really use to the M&KB that it dosn't bother me at all.

-Back to main point-

Weather or not it is a Controller, you do use the mouse and keyboard to controll your games (so really that is a moot and arguable point)as common knowlage (I hope) M&KB will always be more functional and accurate than a gamepad or the playstation move, obviously. Move was a good idea but sony dropped the ball, I did have high hopes for the device but -sigh- just another thing in my house collecting dust.

@ axelstone

That was kind of a lame comment, can't you get more creative ? Call me names or make fun of me or what ever sure, but that was vary lame if your going to try to "call me out" per se, please come up with some thing more original than a play on words, but what ever that was probably the best you could come up with so, cheers!

t0mmyb0y1818d ago

Lol it's all good. I just assumed from the 90% disagrees everyone thought I was a douche :D I grew up with PC gaming. The Mouse n Keyboard are the best for FPS...however the Move works pretty good to :) I just meant games like Tumble (block stacking game) it really shows other possibilities that games can do.
P.S. TPB's 4 Life

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mewhy321820d ago

Well that was a very tell article. The author makes a very important point. Eventhough the ps3/vita combo is very impressive it's still just 'emulating' what the Wii-U is doing. Secondly not every ps3 owner has a vita and 'Every' Wii-U will have the small screen controller. It's a case of millions and millions of Wii-Us vs 3 or 4 million vitas. Face it. It's business and profit. Wii-U is a sure thing and the Vita/PS3 combo isn't.

k-dillinger1820d ago

yea in the case of kinect Microsoft spent how much to market it half a billion thats unheard of in the games industry where the eye toy what 15 million yea they bought that lil bit of success they had only to outsell move by what 2 million smdh

dale_denton1820d ago

you mean how did the kinnect stay up againts the ps eye?