Technically, Microsoft & Sony didn't 'steal' the idea for motion control

Microsoft and Sony are positioning their motion control devices as innovative and game-changing. Is there more to the story? Perhaps this explains it.

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IRetrouk3067d ago

thats true to an extent sony were the first ones to put it to use in games for a popular console.


Didn't sony showcase motion tech to the industry 11 years ago?
Im pretty sure they did.

Brasi823066d ago

Didn't Nintendo have a motion control device 20 years ago? Wasn't a great one but they still had it. Nintendo Power Glove

IRetrouk3066d ago (Edited 3066d ago )

thats what i am saying, sony were the first company to put the motion tech to use in games. As a proper alternative to controling games with motion vs the early crap like the power glove.

rockleex3066d ago (Edited 3066d ago )

Anyways, Sony worked on motion gaming since the beginning of the PS2.

They even had motion controllers being demoed at events such as E3 and Games Con as early as 2000.

Sony ripped off the Wii 10 years ago? O_o


A glove is different from a controller. Plus, the very link you provided stated that it wasn't Nintendo's creation.

"Though it was an officially licensed product, Nintendo was not involved in the design or release of this accessory. Rather, it was designed by the team of Grant Goddard and Sam Davis for Abrams Gentile Entertainment (AGE), made by Mattel in the United States[1] and PAX in Japan."

sikbeta3066d ago (Edited 3066d ago )

These all are videos from long ago, with Dr Richard Marks demoing motion gaming with a camera:

this is with the 3dv camera that MS owns now:

These are videos of Dr Richard Marks demoing motion-stuff with the PS2 and the EYETOY (last gen) =/= PS-EYE (better camera)

So, technically Sony didn't "steal" the idea from Nintendo, Dr Richard Marks explained in the First video that the 3dv camera has issues and it's expensive for what it can do, the other videos show how much he could implement motion-based gaming with the PS2 and the EYETOY, Sony have Patented the "wand" as shown in those videos since 2004, so they were redesigning and making the device better as we see Move now

That doesn't take any merit to Nintendo for releasing the wii-mote, N came out first, Sony waited, made their proprietary motion-device better and now they're ready to release it...

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TheBand1t3066d ago

And the Atari had something called Le Stick.

cgspicer3067d ago

Does the Move and the Eye use the same camera?

PirateThom3066d ago

It's the same camera, the camera is called Eye.

mdee5553067d ago

That Miyamoto smile is hilarious.

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plstcsldgr3066d ago

@chspicer the move a controller that works in conjunction with the eye to make a better motion control. it is a combination of the sixaxis motion and a camera capture.

Nintendo created console motion control with the power glove over 20 years ago

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