Survey: Gamers more aware of Move than Natal

According to a new survey, more gamers are aware of PlayStation Move than Project Natal.

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jonlynch3055d ago

While I lean towards 360 (haven't bought a PS3 yet, but will) - it seems like Natal is well know to online gamers who frequent news sites, but not to the general populous.

Droid Smasha3055d ago

only if you live in this n4g bubble do you think anybody cares what sony is doing with the Move

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Narutone663055d ago

don't want to look like a retard when playing games.

gaffyh3055d ago

Honestly I think Natal is more known to the public, considering it has been on Jimmy Fallon a while ago (although a lot of people probably forgot about it by now). But tbh gamers should know about both Natal and Move, and I'd guess most of them would lean towards Move because it is more "core" gamer-friendly at the moment. And by that I mean MS has shown nothing to interest core gamers so far.

Conloles3055d ago

Yeah according to Ps3center, lol once MS start marketing this everyones gonna know what it is hell Natal isnt even its proper name yet so of course they wont.

gauntletpython3055d ago

It's actually according to Nielsen, one of the largest research firms. PS3Center just reported on it.

Click the link next time!

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GrieverSoul3055d ago (Edited 3055d ago )

Natal success will depend how well its advertised.

Im on the fence about Natal since the software it as shown hasnt capture me.
Move has is way cut off since people will see it as a WII look alike. Although it has aditional features.

My comment is based on the CASUAL audience opinions. Most of my friends know that theres a "wand" coming for PS3 but when I talk about Natal they say stuff like "Eyetoy does that" or "no controls is pointless". These are the doubts MS has to clarify to all of us. E3 will surely answer some of these questions.

dangert123055d ago

yeah but gamers more aware of richochet then move LOL
i joke i joke

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niceguywii603055d ago (Edited 3055d ago )

If this is true which I doubt it has more to do with Sony showing move in shops on PS3 kiosks months before E3 Who cares it won't matter in 3 days Move will be forgot about. Again this article is most likely rubbish. This is just a revenge article in response to the other article about Microsoft's E3 being more popular. Who in their right mind would think Move is more known than one of the most talked about devices in history?

Redlogic3055d ago

one of the most talked about devices in history?? hardly

Christopher3055d ago (Edited 3055d ago )

I guess if you're asking them what Natal is, then I can see it. But, more gamers are aware of Natal than Move in general. The question is just what Natal will do.

RedSky3055d ago

Does nobody actually read the article?

It's 23% for Move and 21% for Natal. With +/- error it's a dead heat.

KingME3055d ago

I think Natal is more known to the public. Expecially being that Natal has been seen on national TV. Besides surveys can be grossly affected by geographical location, which make think subject to inaccuracy.

Either way, it doesn't really matter, soon they'll both be familiar to the general public. As far as gamers go, what's a gamer the guy that play pacman with his girlfriend once a month or are they talking gamers like the ones the fancy this site, because if it's the ladder then, they are both equally known.

blumatt3055d ago

All I know is if Natal costs more than $100, it will not do that well. No matter how you look at it, the Move will look like the better buy if Natal is really $150 like some have suggested. Most people aren't going to care you only get one controller if that's the case; they'll buy the Move because of price. Plus, for people like me who already have the PS Eye, it will be aLOT cheaper to just buy a couple Move controllers.

EVILDEAD3603055d ago (Edited 3055d ago )

This isnt even close to a true representation of who knows what..

Anytime you see charts like these and they don't tell you how many people or where they did it then you know it's fishy.

They didn't even care who owned what system. But the funny part is even though more people are aware of Move..more people are interested in purchasing NATAL..which could have been the flame title had it not been a PS3 blog site.

EVERYONE will know about both after this E3 and the advertising that will follow..


Anon19743055d ago (Edited 3055d ago )

First off, this was a Nielsen survey. You know Nielsen? One of the largest, global advertising research firms on the planet, operating in 100 different countries with 35000 employees? Ring any bells. You obviously didn't bother to read the article because if you think Nielsen's surveys are "fishy" you're simply ignorant.

Secondly, click the damn link, man! It says right on the survey how many gamers they surveyed, and historically Nielsen tends to focus on the North American markets when it comes to console information.

How many times are you going to badmouth articles without even doing the slightest bit of research? How man times has it been now when you've called my facts into question and then refuse to follow the links I provide the verify those facts?

You're just embarrassing yourself. Do some research, man!

EVILDEAD3603055d ago

'First off, this was a Nielsen survey. You know Nielsen? One of the largest, global advertising research firms on the planet, operating in 100 different countries with 35000 employees? Ring any bells'

So wait a minute..Darkride is so incredibly smart that he actually saw the name Neilsen and said 'hey that's that company that has 'operates in 100 different countries with 35000 employees' and you would be have to be 'ignorant' not to know that fact.. Dark Ride..look at his history..

He went on the page

clicked on any link he could to find out about the company

like how about if we hit the careers link..since he's talking about jobs and see what it says..

'At Nielsen, we make it simple – we offer careers, not just jobs. With nearly 34,000 employees in 100+ countries around the world' then he adds it to his post to pretend he so incredibly knowledgable about the subject..CLASSIC FAIL..

On subject..

Once again..if you do a flame title by leeching off a survey and you don't tell how many people and where they were polled then you know it's fishy

So just like Dark Ride does to pretend things are soooo bad with the 360..the flame article would have looked silly if instead of percentages if the title would have said..

'48 more people are more aware of Move than Natal' taken from a survey done by a company operating in 100 different countries with 35000 employees.

But we all know the game...

badz1493055d ago (Edited 3055d ago )

THAT will surely increase awareness among the mass!

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jay23055d ago

Quite shocked with this news really.

JATOSIN3055d ago

Its funny when price is brought into the argument, the $26 dollar minimum for the move gets you what? One controller, so if you want to play with friends and need to buy 2-4 controllers it will be higher than the Natal. The $26 dollar minimum mentioned is an extremely low estimate when a standard controller is $50. Natal will only need one peripheral for everyone to play you won't need to buy 4 natals for your friends to play. Even if Natal is a $100 in the long run it is a better buy.

RagTagBnd4453055d ago

You talking as Natal and Move is similar, they are not. Just because Natal would be cheaper, it doesn't make it a better buy than move.

STONEY43055d ago

Because everyone in the world frequently plays with four players on one PS3 and never online, and every game supports splitscreen... /sarcasm

FragMnTagM3055d ago

There are quite a few games on the 360 that have split screen. The PS3 has a ton of single player games and the multiplayer ones are mostly online.

falviousuk3055d ago (Edited 3055d ago )

you will also need the playstation eye camera as well as the controllers, plus there is also the secondary controller. No word on whether this is included with the Move controller or not.

Some people allready have the PS eye but some do not, so having to bundle the camera, a wand and then factor in the secondary controller as well should push the price up a bit.

Lets wait until E3 and see where everything lies. Then watch as the Fan(ny) boys start attacking each other, one camp more than the other, and you know who you are

GrieverSoul3055d ago

If you replace MOVE with X360 and Natal with PS3 you would be talking about an issue people have been discussing in this site for years.

X360 + LIVE + Wireless adapter + baterries = +/- 400€
PS3 with all that = 300€

Does did makes sense?! Sure its does! In terms of cost but not in value.
Value is something people will apply based on what they want to play.

Value =/= Cost

IdleLeeSiuLung3055d ago

Exactly! Value is for the most part entirely subjective.

An example is if you only needed to game occasionally to replace your PS2, then an Xbox 360 at less than $200 will fit your needs just fine. If you want wireless access, hard drive and online play, the PS3 is a better choice cost wise.

If you want to play certain exclusives then take your pick!

Ares84PS33055d ago

You see the reason why I'm laughing my @ss of is that Xbox live is $50 a year while PSN is free.

So going by your logic the PS3 was and still is a LOT cheaper than the 360. Because just an example: If you own buy a 360 for $199.99 and you own it for 4 years it will make it $400 with XboxLive. Than you buy a PS3 for $199.99 or even $299.99 and it's still cheaper.

The funny thing is that Xbox 360 owners main argument agains the PS3 was and still is the price of the system and how much cheaper the 360 is. When this was brough up than they said but you don't need live.....well don't need move either do you now? :D

I'm just lauging my @ss of really.

JATOSIN3055d ago

I could careless about PS3 v. 360 I own both I am not some Fanboy who blindly defends a product. I will most likely buy move and Natal. I was just arguing the comment in the article about price being the reason Move is more excepted than Natal. No one really know yet what these peripherals will be like until we can get some true hands on time. I am also glad I pay $50 a year for live, and will pay for PSN+ when released, argue as much as you will but live has had a more superior online experience, I know because I play both.

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trounbyfire3055d ago

i just read the google says more people a looking up microsoft and then this crap. just stop please it so stupid

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