Hirai: We built PS3 with Move in mind

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Sony Computer Entertainment boss Kaz Hirai has said 3D, Move and Blu-ray technologies were some of the reasons PS3 was so expensive at launch.

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SonySoldiers3084d ago ShowReplies(8)
CrazyForGames3084d ago (Edited 3084d ago )

at this point i don't buy this for a second

MNicholas3084d ago (Edited 3084d ago )

Sony had patented something like Move years before the Wii came out.

However, they completely missed out on implementing effective motion control using the PS2 hardware as the base.

They had the tech and patents 10 years ago.

They had the PS2 at $99 five years ago with mature engines pushing almost as many polygons (15-19M/sec in-game) as some launch next-gen games.

They had the Eyetoy. (Adds less than $5 to the manufacturing cost)

Glowing LED sticks cost about $1 to manufacture. Add a bunch of buttons and you get a usable motion controller (no gyro needed) that cost under $5 each to produce.

But they failed to bring it all together into a new low-end platform (not called PS2 or PS3) to compete against the Wii.

kneon3083d ago

Here is one of the relevant patents which was filed more than 10 years ago. It shows the use of the ball on a stick motion controller, what is now called the Move

Sony wasn't copying Nintendo, actually Nintendo bought all the wiimote tech from other companies.

Aquanox3083d ago

This is getting hilarious. If they made the PS3 with Move in mind they would've relesaed it years ago not 4 years after the console's launch and with a last minute lineup. Considering the massive success the Wii has had, saying such thing and releasing the device so late in the generation with such poor software support is understimating people's intelligence.

kneon3083d ago

oops, sorry, broken link, here is the correct URL

This is just one of a number of patents related to Move. I like this one as there is one drawing that looks pretty much like the Move.

kingdavid3083d ago

Hirai is on the TOP 5 most Wanted List for Bullsht artists

ClownBelt3084d ago

"Hirai: We built PS3 with Move in mind"


takohma3084d ago

Exactly that's why it looked so short last year at E3 right?!? Something unfinished. If that was true it wouldve looked how it did this year last and been out already last holiday season. I don't buy it one bit. Lol

Karooo3084d ago

3d you need HDMI 1.4. thats why the ps3 was expensive

MNicholas3084d ago

It's simply a firmware update.

The Great Melon3083d ago (Edited 3083d ago )

PS3 has the 1.3a specification. Although 3D requires that one must have the 1.4 specification to ensure that 3D will work at the 720p and 1080p resolution, the version that the ps3 has plenty of bandwidth. If the PS3 had version 1.2 3D would be possible but it would not be the standard used for everything in the future because the bandwidth of the 1.2 is less than half that of 1.4. Essentially resolution would have to suffer to maintain a good framerate.

kneon3083d ago

1.3 and 1.4 have the same bandwidth but I have yet to see any confirmation that the PS3 can be upgraded to 1.4 via firmware. It's possible that it's true, but I've seen no proof or official statement from Sony.

JustTheFactsMr3083d ago

No it can't be upgraded to HDMI 1.4 for the hardware portions. But for the software portions like those required for 3D it can. Instead of the HDMI 1.4 chip doing the frame-packing for 3D the PS3 does it and ships it off. The TV or whatever doesn't know the difference. SInce 1.3 has the same bandwidth to ship the data over it works. HDMI 1.2 used in the 360 is half the bandwidth and doesn't work with this new standard.

So it does have 1.4 capability just not everywhere. That's the confusion.

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dizzleK3084d ago

revisionist history much? you saw the wiis sales and wanted a slice. period. end of story.