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Kinect vs. Move: Which will win?

Both Sony and Microsoft's contributions to motion control are well and truly a part of the gaming universe.

Now, we're starting to get numbers through illustrating early impacts of both devices meaning we can start scrutinising with actual figures.

Sony's said that it's been pleased with the numbers Move has been doing since launch.

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ryuzu2587d ago

I thought MS were competing with Wii - that's been the thrust of their comments (and the casual and shallow nature of the Kintec games).

So let's see the discussion about that huh?

r.

Blues Cowboy2587d ago

Agreed. Move and Kinect are not in direct competition with each other- and it's misleading (and inflammatory) to suggest that they are.

Lifendz2587d ago

Furthermore, what constitutes "winning?" Sales? Quality of software? Innovation?

The [blank] vs. [blank] articles are just the laziest form of games journalism. Especially when, subjectively speaking, the level of enjoyment one person derives from one may not be the same as what another person derives from the other product.

nix2587d ago

it may be the only article in CVG... here we've seen and fought before!

Anon19742587d ago (Edited 2587d ago )

We're at a weird time of year. Both units just launched, so initial figures we're seeing are greatly effected by the early adopters. On top of that the holiday season is just starting to gear up, which will no doubt also have an impact on sales of each unit.

Really, if we're going to peer into our crystal ball and predict which is going to ultimately "win" we'd have to watch what happens after the holiday season dies down. It's quite conceivable that sales for one or both of these could completely be reduced to a trickle once this holiday season is over. I don't think we'll have a clear image of which will come out on top until March/April of next year.

Edit: Ok these disagrees are just confusing to me. Anyone want to comment as to what there is to disagree with in my statement? You don't think that early adopters and holiday shoppers are going to have an effect on initial sales numbers for Move and Kinect? Care to elaborate? A monkey can jam the "disagree" button. Step up if you have something to say.

8-bit2587d ago

Yeah I would like to define "Win"

Omega would define WIN as SALES!!
I define it with GAMES!

So far with Heavy Rain, Sorcery, Resident Evil 5, LBP2, Killzone 3, Socom4, inFamous 2, Ruse, Dead Space Extraction, MAG, GT5 and Time Crisis... It's safe to say that Move is the winner..

OSU_Gamer2587d ago

"So far with Heavy Rain, Sorcery, Resident Evil 5, LBP2, Killzone 3, Socom4, inFamous 2, Ruse, Dead Space Extraction, MAG, GT5 and Time Crisis... "

With the exception of RUSE, none of those are out yet.

I will bet they will all be good games, but why not wait till they are released.

Common Sense2587d ago

Off-topic: Do you attend Ohio State?

On-topic: Heavy Rain,RE5 and MAG have all been released.

EVILDEAD3602587d ago (Edited 2587d ago )

The Kinect haters have spent over a half a year trying to convince the world that the device would fail at launch..it didn't

In fact, it gained a suprising reaction from press and gamers alike..because it works

The gamble to take a different approach from what Wii and Move are doing paid off

Early adopters took it to a milli in a week and a half and Black Friday and the holidays may see a sell-through of the entire stock.

This will be a huge win for titles like Dance Central, Kinect Sports, and Kinectimals

The sell through of the stand-alone will also provide a huge incentive for hardware sales of the bundle...which is what Microsoft wanted all along

Move already has a presence and will also benefit from the holiday season sales.

In the end if they both meet their sales goals then that's a win for both companies and gamers alike as that guarantees continued support for the games.

Evil

Omega42587d ago (Edited 2587d ago )

In terms of sales Kinect is already selling faster than Move.
In terms of games Kinect has higher rated games made exclusively for it.
In terms of the future Kinect has far far more hardcore games being built from the ground up for it than Move and has a lot more 3rd parties backing it with exclusive games.
Also with the huge marketing push Kinect will expand the 360's audience far more than Move will the PS3's.

So Kinect will win.

@rrw
If you're excited about Wii ports good for you, cause thats the best support I see Move getting from 3rd parties.

In terms of Kinect games for the future, the best games will have whole new was to play games, as for genres such as shooters these will likely have Kinect support to make them more immersive rather than being 100% Kinect. Also note I'm saying "Kinect support" as in it will have other features than CAN'T be done with a normal controller. So it's not like the optional Move support where you can play the game exactly the same way with Move as you would a standard controller.

rrw2587d ago

in term of future, kinect will be struggle as it barely compatible to current game and future game which result weak game. not to mention the game will feel "strange" like shooter.
also is significantly harder to develop.

Move will have bigger support as it easy to make wii game compatible to move than kinect, so we will see something like monster hunter 3 or epic mickey on ps3 in the future

Pillville2587d ago (Edited 2587d ago )

"In terms of sales Kinect is already selling faster than Move."
You're guessing

"In terms of games Kinect has higher rated games made exclusively for it."
Cherry picking the games you want to include as Move games.

"Kinect has far far more hardcore games being built from the ground up for it"
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
any screen shots or gameplay videos from those "hardcore" games?

"with the huge marketing push Kinect will expand the 360's audience"
Why would you care if a bunch of 10 year olds have the same toy as you? Oh, that's right, you work for MS, you care a lot.

"thats the best support I see Move getting from 3rd parties"
Who cares if the good games come from Sony? A good game is a good game whether it says "Sony" or "EA" on the box.

rrw2587d ago (Edited 2587d ago )

Like what? voice command, full body support, i wonder if any one want to play shooter standing. as for voice command why dot just get headset.

in term of market. Move will steal wii audience and promote move as better than wii. in term of casual and hardcore which make wii sales severely decline.

ryuzu2587d ago

Hey Kincet will definitely win when they release GeOW3 with it's Kintec support!!!!

What's that Cliffy? Oh.... OK.

r.

D4RkNIKON2587d ago

Omega always sounds like he is trying to convince himself that everything is ok and that it is going to end in his favor. The delusion is strong in this one.

PimpHandHappy2587d ago

In terms of the future Kinect has far far more hardcore games being built from the ground up for it than Move and has a lot more 3rd parties backing it with exclusive games.

how do you live day2day in the real world? Do you eat a candy bar from your Halloween bag and tell your mom its like pancakes or bacan n eggs?

this is why you have one bubble and are a classic brainwashed troll. Show me one hardcore game being made for Kinect and i will show you 5 coming for MOVE.. btw not like i care because i have move and will be using the controller for these hardcore shooters

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niceguywii602587d ago (Edited 2587d ago )

Over a million in 10 days I'm assuming for US since the UK launch was a week later. Sony reported their numbers over a month after Move released. Now 13 days later in the US and 7 days later after the UK release and no release in Asia yet, Kinect will win.

Motion2587d ago (Edited 2587d ago )

You're right, in terms of sales Kinect will probably beat out move. I feel bad for you 360 supporters who are getting shafted with this whole "causal" game push. Alteast there are other options (PC, ps3) that you can move onto when you want a game with some depth to it.

hoops2587d ago

For crying out loud Omega. Stop suck holing MS will ya?

seinfan2587d ago

lol he got bubbled for "well said"

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Pennywise2587d ago

What will they win?

I can't wait till gamers win when these teenage drama queen bloggers grow up.

acere2587d ago (Edited 2587d ago )

kinect fail to brake into the w11 market and ms lost the 500 mill in adds

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