Nintendo's Wii might have been a success for the company, but with motion controls being implemented into the PlayStation 3 via Sony's Move, it might not be a good move for the company.
I find Move really good and accurate. There is nothing wrong with it...
im good. The funny thing is Sony has always had a casual side. From parappa the rapper to singstar, buzz to eyetoy its always been a part of the reason why the ps2 sold what it did. Does anybody really think it was just hardcore adult games that pushed the ps2 and now pushing the ps3. If you look at the direction of MS you may actually have more ammo. If you look at the games they decided to copy you'd see that they were mainly casual games. Buzz---you're in the movies, eyepet---kinectimals singstar---cant remember the name.......Why not copy a god of war or a demons souls. MS and sony both know that the often scorned 'casuals' is a very important market. Any so called hardcore gamer who hasnt played their fair amount of casual games is probably a big fat liar
Exactly. As long as Sony and Microsoft continue to cater to their main fanbase, things will work out. Expanding the market is great. Isolating the core fanbase is a recipe for disaster. I play all kinds of games, from old school board and card games to what people call 'hardcore,' and most gamers I know have play styles and preferences that are just as varied. These things aren't black and white, though it seems some gaming media and some gamers prefer to only talk about the hobby in absolute terms.
The team Xbox ads all over the article says it all...
Sony is for all mankind. young, old, male, female.
On topic: Choice is always a good thing to me.
Move is a peripheral, Sony isn't putting all their time ,money ,and rescources on the damn thing, its no different from the wii zapper, eyetoy,its their to give gamers the OPTION, Thats what move is an OPTION.
Move is an extra direction, not the wrong direction. You notice how they made Move for both the casuals and the hardcore. It's not like they're closing all of their studios, spending millions on advertising, and continually telling us "MOVE WILL HAVE THE BIGGEST LAUNCH EVER! AND IT HAS SO MUCH POTENTIAL!"
I see what you did there. LMAO I agree about MOVE being an option as is 3D. BTW, I love PSMOVE. The thing is comfortable and works exceedingly well. I use it even to interact with the XMB and BD movies.
I'm looking forward to trying out the XMB and BD navigation to see how much more accessible the Move is over the controller or BD remote.
However it is a bit touchy. I would like to be able to adjust the sensitivity on the Move for XMB navigagtion....perhaps to slow it down press x and the trigger?
my bro has Move and i used it over the weekend on the XMB and yea its really fast, almost too fast like DOG said i wonder if you can adjust the sensitivity for the speed. oh and as for the space requirement ya don't need much as my brothers room isnt that big, and i was only 3-4 feet away from it.
I pretty much agree. The Move is just an extra peripheral, not a mandatory thing. Sony will still cater for both casuals and the hardcore players, so I don't see how this is going the wrong direction.
It's an option, not a requirement. Diversifying is a good thing.
Give the man his prize. You've got it.
I just got one Navi controller today. Will get two controllers next week. :-)
I got the Move and nav on launch, then recently bought a second move. Sports Champions is so much better with two moves, no doubt about it.
I think both PS Move and Xbox Kinect is gonna do well. Like said earlier, don't abandon your hardcore/original gamers and everything will be good :)
They wont abandon them, but obviously resources will have to be shared out. Meaning less for the hardcore pad gamers out there. Plus, hardware resources for games that will support both.
Its a good direction but kinect is just going nowhere.
i've decided to get the Move even though i havent had the chance to demo it yet. Hopefully i will get it soon.
This is similar to 3D. I was planning on buying a 3D tv then thought otherwise but then I realized the 3D part is simply a feature I can use. So it's "OPTIONAL". Just a neat feature if I want to use but I know like a lot of other I can't afford 4 pairs of glasses and the 3D sync transmitter. However the 3D tv with it turned off is still a damn nice 240hz LED-LCD 2D 1080p TV. So I have no complaints. This is related because "PS MOVE" is simply an option to allow you to play games in a different way. Only games like Sports Champions and probably Sorcery will "force" you to use the PSMove. Otherwise all the other "Move" compatible games can also be played with dualshock so there is no room to complain by simply giving the option to play in a different way.
I bought move and resi evil soon as you started using DS3 the Controls would change instantly back to DS3 with no hassle and then back to move soon as you pressed any button on the move controller. I used move for the entire game but was nice to know I didn't have to fart about with options if I wanted to switch. DS3 is also easy to use with the move, well for games you can sit down with, just rested the right hand part on my leg n gripped it with my left hand.
Does the PS3 + Move bundle not come with a DualShock 3? That's the only reason I can think of that would give this article any solid foundation or backing for its arguments. Wiis ship with a Wiimote -- every Wii owner has at least one. PS3s ship with a DualShock 3 -- every PS3 owner has at least one. Classic controllers, and PS Moves, are optional. If the Wii shipped with a Wiimote AND a Classic controller, would it warrant this same kind of article?
why is MOVE 'the wrong direction'? doesn't the author realise that the PS3 just got another direction added, not a new direction? it's called diversity, something that helped sell PS1 and PS2
move adds to your experience silly site!!, and kinect is the real issue here all casual no substance, even wii is better than kinect, finally move>> wiimote>>>kinect
Yeah move is an option and a good option. My son 6 years sruggles playin some games withnthe wii remote but has more control with the move controller, answer that. Eurogamer expo Friday will see how good kinect is as an option, Sony in my eyes has done the right move :o)
How could an accessory which is an OPTION be bad... another silly article, by after reading the article I can only guess his age
The point is Sony isn't betting the farm making a whole new console right in the middle of the console war. Move is an option a different way to play.Sony has always appealed to both sides and they have proven it again with several genres already made for the Move for both casual and hardcore to play. The point is if Move fails Sony still has a killer line up and can still continue on.KZ3 isn't going to suffer if Move fails, neither will Socom. LBP2, GT5, Motorstorm Apocalypse, Last Guardian or R3 It doesn't have to sell 10 million units because it is still just a controller.It's Kinect that people should be worried about. If it fails Microsoft is going to get hit hard.
i dunno MOve is a nice direction .. my familly love sports champions and i can use it for MAG or heavy rain .. A very nice add-on nothing more , nothing less .
I like how RE5 and HR play so different with the move, and the games that are move only are better than i expected. You have to try it yourself to understand what move brings to the 3-4 year old PS3
Sony is moving in all directions. Targetting all kinds of audiences.
All they have to do is copy Wii's marketing scheme and that's already half the work!
One more idiot from the peanut gallery heard from. Sony isn't switching to Move. They just added it to the PS3. Just like with 3D. It won't be required for games. The PS3 is the one console with plenty of life left. It doesn't really need Move to do well even. There's still plenty of power left to push.
I think the PS3 + Move is better then the Wii now, but I really think they should of created their own idea like Microsoft did with Kinect (even if it fails) at least their doing something different. I think Nintendo's next console will be something different once again, or something really great.
sony already did with eyetoy and they realized that it needed a little bit more to it. every game for the eyetoy/pseye is like what we're seeing with kinect.
Yes, because giving gamers options is always a bad thing right? /s I swear the idiots that post stuff on here need to get their heads checked. What options do its rivals have? Sony is working hard to give their fans everything they ask for. I think they are doing a bang up job with it as well. That is more than I can say with other company's out there atm. I own all 3 systems and all of them have their own issues Sony included, but at least Sony is working on improving. What have the other 2 did to improve on what they have?
How is move the wrong direction? Unlike another greedy console maker, sony doesn't really seem to be putting all their eggs in motion control.. it's essentially a peripheral for ps3 owners who want to enjoy motion control. Sure it's not for everyone but sony have never gave any indication that motion control is their primary drive for the ps3 in the future.
listen to this guy? hes nuts its like the wii is his girlfriend..... kinda pathetic.... if you dont like it dont buy it.... and well nintendo screwed sony its now time to return the favor, the wii got "everyone" use to that type of controller and now with move its so similar and better you will WANT to learn it... the ps3 is future proof the ONLY furutre proof console in this world
Screw motion gaming.
Your argument, while reductive, is not without merit.
I understand playing the role of devil's advocate but this was poorly done. When I read an opinion piece or better yet when I write one, I try to use facts to justify my stance. In this article, the writer relies heavily on his uninformed opinion. We don't even know if he has actually tried PS Move which would weigh heavily in me trusting his judgment. That said, there are several holes in his argument: 1) Sony didn't care about motion gaming. Yet he clearly states they started motion gaming with the Eye Toy so why would a company put out a product if they didn't really care in the first place? Perhaps they thought they would be better served coming back later. In any case, Sony introducing motion controls which are statistically and practically better than the Wii at this time gives Sony consumers and potential customers more reason to invest in the PS3. They've created a product that works better than competition and most importantly is future proof. They can make a new camera and continue using the same controls if they wish. However...Nintendo has to make new controllers or some new type of Wii board that will allow them to do more than shake, wiggle, lean, and jog in place. The facts actually work against you here. 2) Nintendo Wii sales are declining...LOL. It's still one of the best selling consoles in the world. I hardly call that declining. 3) "Sony may be moving in the wrong direction." It seems a lot of his arguments center around probability. Once again, why should I take your word if even you aren't convinced of your own opinion? How could releasing a motion control which is superior to your competition when it comes to precise tracking and applicable nature in a plethora of genres be a bad thing? Saying Sony shouldn't release a motion controller is like saying they shouldn't have created PSN, PSN Plus, the Dualshock 3, the PS3 Slim, or anything else that has been done before. That's absurd especially since nothing these consoles are doing is really original. Most of this stuff is tech embellished upon from PC experiments or companies that couldn't sell the idea before. While this article is written well...it has poor substance. It is purely opinion and lacks the chops to make any solid or factual stance. I would challenge the writer to actually back up his opinions with some type of factual base; otherwise, he's just farting in the wind here.
Ah, I'm still sold on motion controls. I've owned Wii since launch and haven't seen anything truly inventive from it. Still, I'm keeping an eye on MOVE for now.
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