Move or Natal? A PS360 Owner's Dilemma

As an owner of both the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360, I have a choice to make come holiday season 2010. My wallet can't handle the purchases of both Microsoft's Natal and Sony's Move, so in an effort to justify the purchase of one over the other, I compiled a list to help me make the decision.

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Vip3r3309d ago (Edited 3309d ago )

In my opinion, it'll be the move. I grew out of "pew pew pew" games when I was 3.

Greywulf3309d ago (Edited 3309d ago )

Oh right

absolutely nothing related to playing a wide variety of games...

You can't even name Natal games, or even make a choice to pick one over Socom, or the Wiis3 titles.

Ball Bounce Simulator... and.. burnout?

darx3309d ago (Edited 3309d ago )

Neither, they're both lame!

kaveti66163309d ago

I'd pick neither. Natal is better has a user interface system, but the Move is faster and more precise with less lag. But neither of them appeals to me for gaming. I stopped caring about Natal when they dropped the processor from the camera. Sony hasn't stopped delivering games to its demographic so I don't care what they do with MOVE.

Icyhot3309d ago

If Sony comes out and shows off a new 3D interface like Minority report implemented using Move, then I will definitely be sold. I will probably end up buying move eventually, but I would REALLY LOVE to see Sony implement stuff with the user interface... That's probably the only thing I find getting 'Boring' on my PS3.

Already a few signs show that Sony might do new stuff with the PS3 OS as per few interviews with Sony exe's..

Anon19743309d ago

From what I've seen so far, Move offers backwards support which is cool and going forward has games I'd actually play. That's just a matter of taste though.

Also, I prefer having a controller. That whole "pew pew pew" thing is dead on, and I've been pointing that out since Natal was first shown at E3. Give me something that I can hold, give me some tactile attachment to the machine. That's what makes me feel like I'm part of what's going on. Take that away and I'm not really connected at all. Anyone ever play a fighting game hooked up to a camera in an arcade? It was a terrible experience for me. I just felt disconnected from what's going on. That's Natal for me.

Reibooi3309d ago

If you own both a PS3 and a 360 it's safe to say you care about games in which case you wouldn't likely care about either Move or Natal as they are aimed at the causal players.

I own both PS3 and 360 and I don't care about either of them. At this point move has shown alot more promise in what they are trying to do with it but it's not anything I would ever wanna be playing.

headwing453309d ago

PS3 fans say Move, 360 fans say nether...


bnaked3309d ago

A photorealitic bowling and golf simulation would be awesome with move.

TheTwelve3309d ago

Well, "real gamers" buy them least this is what "real gamers" keep telling us "fake gamers" who actually like to make choices.


joydestroy3309d ago (Edited 3309d ago )

yeah E3 will help decide which one will suit each person better. i think they could both be fun. i'm def picking up Move with a Socom bundle though.

Redrum0593309d ago

im for niether, if i wanted mition crap i would'v purchased the wii a long time ago.

Blaze9293309d ago

I'm going with Natal just for the software aspect of its use. Could care less about playing games using the Wii, Natal, or Move. But Natal's software and features seem hella cool to control the 360 UI and even use on PC

JsonHenry3309d ago

It depends on the games for me. A game like Heavy Rain, or even a survival horror game, could be REALLY interactive with NATAL. I mean, the possibilities are endless for those types of games and NATAL. But I don't see it being that useful in regular every day games.

PSMOVE on the other hand makes me want to play an in depth action RPG like game using a sword and shield akin to Oblivion. It also has more practical uses in every day style games.

I just hope both systems give me a good enough reason to buy them. But I am betting on MOVE to have more widespread appeal simply because it is not that different from the Wii which has proved itself already.

With NATAL there could be some killer games made that make use of voice recognition, gesture movement, and picture recognition. But it is going to take a game to move it forward. Maybe a new "Condemned" game that is both a puzzle solving, story driven, and close combat heavy game that would translate control scheme wise well with NATAL.

beans3309d ago

Actually when both are on the market then we can judge. Right now I'm just excited 2010 is full of great looking games. I like the ideas Sony and Ms and bringing forward but to be honest I have no reason to be excited because neither company has shown a game that make me go wow yet. All of this mud slinging is pointless and extremely childish.

ThanatosDMC3309d ago (Edited 3309d ago )

Exactly! If you want real games, then there's Move. If you want another Wii, then there's Natal. Actually, if you want games... PS3 all the way. Getting back on MAG tuesday night cuz im inundated with exams right now. SVER ftw!

Gue13309d ago (Edited 3309d ago )

Natal will use an entire core from the X360 CPU because MS removed the processor on Natal due to cost. So that means that games like GeoW, Lost Planet, Halo will be impossible on it.

My point is:

Natal = casual shovelware

Move = both, core and casual games

ChozenWoan3308d ago

Name 5 upcoming Natal games and 5 upcoming PSMove games?

mikeslemonade3308d ago

I'm getting Move just because Fight NIght Round 4 will be really fun with the Move functinality. Not buying Natal because the potential there is not as great.

darthv723308d ago

It really depends on the type of games that appeal to you most.

Ps3 users will need to purchase the ps eye and the move units. They will be available in a bundle or by themselves to accommodate the different users.

360 users just need to buy the natal camera.

As for the wii, it is the simplest setup as everything is included right out of the box.

I do find it funny how some who criticize wii praise move and natal.

go figure.

WhatARump3308d ago

If you have both a PS3 and an Xbox 360; you shouldn't feel forced or pressured to buy either or.

Buy whichever one seems to appeal to you the most.

pixelsword3308d ago

Natal has an uphill battle that it can win with the right people behind it to make the games.

Move's games look just as dry as Natals, but the two perks about Natal is that socom demo plus the StarCraft precision possibility, and that it's backward compatible.

Neither wows me as of yet, but that's what E3 is for.

VINNIEPAZ3308d ago (Edited 3308d ago )

"If you have both a PS3 and an Xbox 360; you shouldn't feel forced or pressured to buy either or.

Buy whichever one seems to appeal to you the most."

Exactly. I plan on getting both to maximize my gaming and see what both have to offer. But as it stands right now I'd go with Move. MS just hasnt show any real cool stuff yet with Natal. I'm sure both will be great though, cant wait till E3 to see what they have for us

DERKADER3308d ago

I already fell for Nintendo's gimmick, I think I'll pass on these gimmicks as well.

HolyOrangeCows3308d ago (Edited 3308d ago )

LOL, it's not even a thinker as a PS360 owner. MOVE, easily.
Natal will never be able to play things like Move with SOCOM, and I'm not wasting money on a webcam with a depth sensor to do some stupid party games, talk to a prepubescent boy, and have a couple actual good uses that require you to defeat its purpose by using it with a controller.

Boody-Bandit3308d ago (Edited 3308d ago )

I own both and even though I'm not really not into the motion controllers, I without question would choose Move over Natal because it's more practical. It will be a stand alone controller that Sony claims will work with most games. I don't seen Natal being versatile. It will be more of an addition / supplement to games and the games that strictly are made for it will more than likely be extremely casual. I'm not into casual games even a little bit.

But I guess we will all know soon enough. E3 is only several weeks away. Most of my friends are going this year so I will get hands on opinions, videos, text and calls from them.

Mr Brownstone743308d ago

as a 360 owner, i would choose Move, even though i am not a fan of either motion controller. for now i will just stick with my standard controller, but if i had a PS3, i would get Move

sid4gamerfreak3308d ago


None, both are lame. I'd rather play on my old fashioned ps3...

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darthv723309d ago

those with both will still buy both. To much curiosity not to.

Turin3309d ago

I have both consoles but I'll buy neither unless they produce good games for them. My gut feeling is Sony and Microsoft are targeting casual gamers with these devices, a market the Wii currently rules, but only time will tell.

2FootYard3309d ago

A toaster in the bath tub is more fun than either one of these mistakes.

Wrathman3309d ago

ps MOVE-nintendo gave birth to the wii, now sony wants to sell you the afterbirth.

Omega43309d ago

Natal easily, has the most support, is the most unique and has the potential to do things never been done before in gaming

I have a Wii so i dont need Move as well

Vip3r3309d ago

Got and links to the natal support?

Sunny_D3309d ago

Of course he doesn't he spews the same crap he heard from some article with no proof of any real games to show.

Turin3309d ago

You couldn't elaborate on these games could you. You seem to know more than the rest of us.

ryuzu3309d ago

Never before done *since eyetoy* in gaming.

Have fun with WishyWashy though - it'll get the party started! (but it won't still be interesting at the end...)


ALFAxD_CENTAURO3309d ago (Edited 3309d ago )

Omega never replies, he talk but he never prove with evidence or something solid what he is trying to prove.

''Natal easily, has the most support''
Besides, he is a liar, one of the worst things in a user.

Nishka Fa Fa La Boo3309d ago (Edited 3309d ago )

Sunnyd and viper, consider yourselves owned:

and another:

maniacmayhem3309d ago

Here are a few supporters for Natal here:

Little known companies that you probably never heard of have signed up to develop for Natal like Capcom, Activision, Sega, Namco.

We'll probably see actual games at E3.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO3309d ago (Edited 3309d ago )

Yes, I can see the supporters, but only 12 Suporters?

Why Omega say Natal have the most Supoorters when is not even true?

12 Suporters for Natal.
And More than 30 Supporters for Move.

IdleLeeSiuLung3309d ago (Edited 3309d ago )

If Natal is sub $100, I'm strongly considering it due to the unique experience, all publisher/developer support is a bonus and the ability just to navigate the 360 dash without a controller/remote.

PS Move will have to prove itself, because I already have a Wii with Motion Plus. As it is, I only use it for family type games which by the way is a lot of fun in a group setting.

Bnet3433309d ago

I think you need to wait for E3 in order to see Microsoft's full support. But you have to admit, they got quite a few key names, mainly Kojima.

Omega43309d ago

MS said they have 70% of publishers in the industry working on Natal thats easily more than Move.

Plus MS is holding back on reveals until they now when they are ready unlike the laggy move games.

ThanatosDMC3309d ago

He likes swatting red balls, i see.

WildArmed3309d ago

I don't question that God made the world. But stuff like that makes me wonder if he did it as a joke.

Oner3308d ago (Edited 3308d ago )

What is "said" by MS and what is reality/confirmed are 2 TOTALLY different things. And from the last I checked as of mid March (this month) 2010 Natal has less confirmed support than Ninty OR Sony (shown below) and causing nothing but problems for devs ( ) ~

Playstation Move Publisher Support:

505 Games U.S.
Activision Publishing, Inc.
Bigben Interactive
Crave Entertainment
CYBERFRONT Corporation
Disney Interactive Studios
Electronic Arts Inc.
FromSoftware, Inc.
Game Republic, Inc.
Koei Co., Ltd.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Majesco Entertainment
Marvelous Entertainment Inc.
Oxygen Games
Q Entertainment Inc.
Sony Online Entertainment
Spike Co., Ltd.
THQ Inc.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Zoo Entertainment, Inc.

Xbox Natal Support

Activision Blizzard
Bethesda Softworks
Disney Interactive
Electronic Arts
MTV Games
Namco Bandai
Square Enix
THQ Inc.
Lionhead Studios
EPIC Games

As for the topical question ~ I own all 3 systems and was disappointed with the lack of accuracy the Wii implied to have. This also translates to Natal because of it REQUIRING more of a strain on the 360 just to work which means LESS for the devs to utilize. PS Move has the best of ALL worlds. Accuracy, Speed, the "power" of the PS3 since only a limited small amount of processing is needed for Move and so on. The additional fact that the PS Eye/Eyetoy can do & HAS done what Natal will TRY to accomplish tells me that of the 3 Motion Control devices PS Move is the best all around product.

@ Below ~ Yes, TY.

ChozenWoan3308d ago

Note that the above list is 3rd party support. Lets not through in first party cause Sony has the best and the most studios in that category.

maniacmayhem3308d ago

"Natal has less confirmed support than Ninty OR Sony (shown below) and causing nothing but problems for devs"

Hmmm, wasn't the same thing said about the PS3? How it was too hard to develop for and gave a lot of problems for developers. And now years later we all see that developers are not having the difficulties they thought they would when a new product with new hardware comes out.

And that is exactly what Natal (*sorta, *kinda) is. With the Move I'm willing to bet most developers will shill out updated Wii ports and Wii like games. It's something very familiar to work with. Let's be honest guys and gals the Move is an updated Wii-mote.

I'm honestly not excited for Natal or Move. I have a Wii and there hasn't been one game that wow'd me and made me think that this only could have been done with waggle tech.

Anyways the support for Natal is there and to quote some N4G patron's (fanboys) who always say:

"it's quality not quantity"

Let's hope both companies can deliver.

Vip3r3308d ago

Scroll down 8 to 3.14 and you'll see that your the own getting owned. Move has more support than Natal.

Plus my first reply to omega wasn't sarcastic but a genuine question. Try harder next time.

Oner3308d ago

@ maniacmayhem ~

"Natal has less confirmed support than Ninty OR Sony (shown below) and causing nothing but problems for devs"

Hmmm, wasn't the same thing said about the PS3? How it was too hard to develop for and gave a lot of problems for developers. And now years later we all see that developers are not having the difficulties they thought they would when a new product with new hardware comes out."

Not the same. Because the "problems" with the PS3 were just LEARNING how to use the hardware properly ONLY because it's new & had a different way of coding, programming and designating processes and such. Once people got past that then they are NOT restricted anymore because they know how to use it.

Whereas for Natal the "problem" is that even before ANYTHING it's already USING a good portion of the "power" of the 360 even BEFORE the game can be coded/made. Right off the bat it's gimped because it is limited as to what is available...almost akin to how DVD and the penalties of using more discs is restricting development.

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George Sears3309d ago

I believe for multi owners, the decision would be more heavily inclined on what console has the better games that would use these technologies to its fullest. As for me, I really don't care for neither.