Next week's E3 show should be quite interesting as both Microsoft and Sony jockey for top position in the high-definition motion control space. Both motion platforms seem to be an attempt to broaden the respective installed bases with more casual players, and perhaps one or both can entice some Wii owners to upgrade to a high-definition console. Interestingly, when it comes to attracting the female audience (an audience that's crucial on Wii), Sony's PlayStation Move seems to have the edge.
According to new research conducted by OTX's GamePlan Insights, gamers who plan to purchase Natal tend to be younger than those who plan to buy Move (an average age of 25 for Natal compared to 28 for Move). Additionally, Move intenders are more likely to be female (30% of intenders, compared to 20% of Natal intenders). OTX noted that these age and gender trends "are in line with other demographic data showing that Move intenders are more likely to be parents than their Natal counterparts."