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Why PS3's New Tech Will Just Confuse Everyone... And Fail

A recent blog entry from DFC Intelligence - a video games industry market research firm that doesn't employ Michael Pachter - raised an interesting point on the back end of E3. Namely, that Sony is offering so many different features and peripherals that they are likely to confuse customers, rather than entice people into their PS3-shaped folds. As the blog says...

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Quagmire3031d ago

Sigh... all you can really do is say LOL.

Brewski0073030d ago

From the same folks who brought you such classics as
"PlayStation Plus – Sitting On The Fence" and
"Five Ways Kinect Can Make Core Games Better" and of course
"E3: Why it's not all bad for Microsoft"

Yeah, goodluck nowgamer.

HolyOrangeCows3030d ago

Their "Five Ways Kinect Can Make Core Games Better" article was stupid. You could also use a $5 microphone and $10 webcam and do the things they listed, as none of them would need skeletal tracking.

Dragun6193030d ago (Edited 3030d ago )

PlayStation Move Bundle = $100
- Includes The PlayStation Eye, One Move controller, and Sports Champion.

That's all they need. They can use the DS3 controller as the Navi controller.

People say it will cause confusion because they think there's too many peripherals but Nintendo been doing the same thing and it's been fine selling a Wii mote, Classic controller, Motion plus, Nunchuck, etc. Sony just needs to do the marketing right. Simply market the Bundle.

BeaArthur3030d ago

You're forgetting that some Move games require two Move controllers. I could easily seeing an uniformed consumer getting confused and ultimately frustrated enough not to buy it.

callahan093030d ago

That's not true. Maybe in the future some Move games will require 2 controllers, but as of right now, not one single game announced requires 2 controllers. Some of the games in Sports Champions are "better with 2" according to the developer, but none of them *require* 2.

Tony-A3030d ago

I can understand why someone would think that, and it may very well happen, but it's really simple when laid out.

You buy the Move bundle and that's it. Eventually, when you buy another game that happens to require another Move, you buy it. So buy the bundle and a Move. Bundle and Move. It sounds similar to (or simpler than):

Buy a Wii and MotionPlus. Or a Wii Balance Board when some games require it.

thewrathman3030d ago (Edited 3030d ago )

they make some valid points.it isnt flamebait.

look at it this way.

for the nintendo you need - a wii

for xbox you need - 1 CONSOLE and kinect

for the ps3 you need - 1 console,a camera,a move controller and a probably a nunchuck navigator x number of people playing.

its easy to understand why consumer groups would think consumers would find MOVE daunting.its a lot of bits and pieces.what am i supposed to do with all thses pieces of plastic when i not playing?

will all them bits be in 1 package when i buy it?or do i have to collect individual bits as i shop?

tedious reasons.but thats the way people look at it.then it probably needs rebranding.the wii comes in nice white and sky blue colours.kinect will be purple.very friendly,casual colours..the ps3-mean black and very serious looking.

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Wh15ky3030d ago (Edited 3030d ago )

"for the nintendo you need - a wii"

"for the ps3 you need - 1 console,a camera,a move controller and a probably a nunchuck navigator x number of people playing."

Not a very accurate comparison there wrathman. You can't do much with just a Wii. You may find that to actually play games you also need a Wiimote and a nunchuck x number of people playing, you also need to position the sensor bar above or below your TV, then there's wii motion plus to "confuse" things further.

Edit:
The set up for the PS Move is very similar to the set up for the Wii and consumers have had no problems becoming familiar with the Wii, so where's the confusion?

thewrathman3030d ago

why15sky.

last i checked..a game came with the wii and so did the controller and sensor bar.and nuchuck.

actually it includes wii motion plus and wii sports resort also. and it cost little more than an xbox elite.

Wh15ky3030d ago (Edited 3030d ago )

"for xbox you need - 1 CONSOLE and kinect

for the ps3 you need - 1 console,a camera,a move controller and a probably a nunchuck navigator x number of people playing."

Future bundles for both consoles will include these, so what's your point?

The set up for the PS Move is very similar to the set up for the Wii and consumers have had no problems becoming familiar with the Wii, so where's the confusion?

cliffbo3030d ago (Edited 3030d ago )

@thewrathman

ooooh! i`m so confused i need a wiifit,plastic gun and plastic steering wheel amd camera adddon plus extra wiimotes and nunchucks and now wiifit2 aswell and soon a finger sensor thingy OH MY GIDDY AUNT WHAT AM I GONNA DO!. lol

good job i`ve got a ps3 and can cope with all this confusion. lol

rezzah3030d ago

U forgot to add X number of people for the Wii(obviously exlcuding the controller you get) contoller and nunchuck thingy. Dont forget to include batter prices, they also offer a recargable battery pack if you dont wish to pay for a constant supply of batteries (my bro hasnt learnt his lesson from this yet).

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vhero3030d ago (Edited 3030d ago )

Nowgamer are trying to become the official no.1 360 fanboy site on the web or something?? Do we need another topic slating kinect/move/wiimote?? Can't we just wait for them to release and see what happens??

the-show-stopper3030d ago

edge still gets that title for now athough some of the smaller sites are trying to take away thier title

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dredgewalker3030d ago

Confuse the casuals? The hardcore? The casuals basically eat up everything and the hardcore already know what to expect from Move. I think the author is confused.

notmushroom3030d ago

I don't see how it will confuse anyone.

You'll either buy it or you won't. I don't think Move or Kinect for that matter will do half of what the Wii did, but it will sell decently enough.

DrDreadlox3030d ago

... for that avatar, you son of a pig! LOL

Colonel-Killzone3030d ago

Flamebait article for one. And you would have to be a complete moron with NO type of knowledge of the PS3 to get confused. Also its something called asking a question you ask someone might have a answer. Sigh lame site that want some hits.

Nugundam00793030d ago

there ARE really stupid consumers..if youve ever worked in retail than you would understand....Im not trying to insult anyone..lets just say "ignorant"

jetlian3030d ago

aren't stupid at all. kinect is 1 item and thats it. wii is 1 item . ps3 is 2-4 depending on what game your playing. And to top it off sony isn't selling all 4 together!!! just the 2 basic pieces and a game

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