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Sony demos its motion controller, the PlayStation Move

By Matthew
Mar 10, 2010
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  1. At its GDC keynote today, Sony finally officially revealed its answer to Microsoft's Project Natal: the PlayStation Move. The inelegantly named motion controller will launch in three packages, starting with a standalone controller. Next up is a starter kit with the PlayStation Move, PlayStation Eye, and an unnamed game for under $100. The most expensive will include a PlayStation 3 console, the Move, and the Eye.

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  2. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,075   +76

    My girlfriend already has a few of these, but they eat up batteries like crazy.
  3. elroacho72

    elroacho72 TS Rookie Posts: 124

    I would like to see 3D motion games.I know the PS3 will have 3D(with a firmware update) but will the XBox 360 do the same?
  4. mv670

    mv670 TS Rookie Posts: 75

    looks similar to the Wii motion controller. The competition should get very interesting this fall. I'm not interested, if a new Resident Evil game comes out for the ps3 then I will buy it. 3D motion games sound good, I guess I will just wait and see.
  5. flukeh

    flukeh TS Rookie Posts: 57

    Yeah that's the only thing i would be worried about as well. When is WiTricity going to be in all our homes? ><
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    You mean Wii-lectricity XD

    Would be interesting to see how this would compete with the Wii....
  7. zyodei

    zyodei TS Rookie Posts: 30

    I hate to think that the marketplace will reward Sony for just blatantly ripping off their biggest competitor (oh wait, I guess they made the controller black).

    But, people will probably go apeshit for it. My experience using the PS3 controller in motion detecting mode was mediocre at best...
  8. Fly_Guy

    Fly_Guy TS Rookie Posts: 31

    id love to buy one of these ! im gonna buy the generic version at the porn shop tho theyre available now!!! go get em kids :D
  9. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Enthusiast Posts: 142

    Sorry Wii... looks like everyone has far surpassed you.

    Time for a Wii 2, hehe.
  10. pipopaz

    pipopaz TS Rookie Posts: 70

    It is all deja vu again, it looked like wii all over again to me. I guess sony is really desparate in pulling in a share of non frequent gamers like the wii does, just hope that they don't forget the hardcore gamers like nintendo has.
  11. jacob007

    jacob007 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    I have a waaay better name for it.............

    ......................Nunchuk

    Wait................... ???
     
  12. rufio

    rufio TS Rookie Posts: 51

    looks like the wii remote in my opinion... it'll be like the nintendo wii! except with better graphics lol
  13. androb

    androb TS Rookie Posts: 37

    The only reason I purchased a Playstation 3 was the blueray player, and the "free access" to installing another operating system. Leaving this aside.. it seems to me that they want to be like Microsoft, don't you just get tired of reading codenames here and there for their products? so confusing.
  14. How this isn't patent infringement for the Wii I have no idea.
  15. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    Was watching the press conference for this earlier today and the casual games they showed did look better then the Wii's. But SOCOM 4 didn't look that impressive, granted it was in beta I personally wasn't blown away. It didn't look necessary or something that would enhance the game over a standard controller. Guess I'll have to try it like everyone else. But I still feel the keyboard/mouse combo to be the most accurate way to play a shooter. In any case, like the Natal this has some cool potential that they might tap into.
  16. AfricanTech

    AfricanTech TS Rookie Posts: 71

    The reality is that all successful innovations will be emulated by the competition eventually - I suspect that with Natal and Move, that the WII's competitive advantage in this space has disappeared. That's what I like about competition - now they'll have to look for a new "edge"
  17. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 543

    it looks stupid IMO! Meh I don't want motion control I do want 3D! Roll on 3D!
  18. Kovach

    Kovach TS Rookie Posts: 44

    I red last year about project Natali and I must admit that's going to change everything when It comes out. Besides project Natali, I dont like that they are trying tocopy Wii with this motion controler...
  19. yangly18

    yangly18 TS Rookie Posts: 242


    I agree...the controller looks dumb, almost a microphone, whats with that!? Wonder if they will make it so the little ball on the end glows different colors, then it would be something that little kids can be amazed by, or perhaps some of our not-so-smart counterparts. I really never liked wii considering most games that are made for the system look like a 5 year old should be playing them. Maby if playstation makes games that appeal to adult gamers, like with most of their other games, they might actually work out.
  20. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Nintendo should hire some better lawyers - maybe poach some of Apple's ones, because this is just plaigirism of the Wii controller but with the PS buttons on it. Even the wrist strap looks the same.

    Btw does anyone know what the glowing orb is supposed to do?
  21. rajmond

    rajmond TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Still this is something interesting, but you cannot compare this with Project Natal from Microsoft, where there is no need for any controller...
  22. UT66

    UT66 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    To late Sony, to late.
  23. rskapadia2294

    rskapadia2294 TS Rookie Posts: 102

    good move to remain in competition against Wii! mostly people purchase Wii just to get more physical and get into that game! but now if sony comes up with that motion controller then i think that Wii is in grave danger! they need to create some plan to maintain their positon!
    SONY PS3 are already a huge hit!
  24. UT66

    UT66 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    ah, and inferior / forced. The Light bulbs are to fkn bright and distracting, also they look frigin stupid. ( lol holding 2 gey maracas, teh mature/ hardcore) Jamming a camera on top of my LCD is also an inconvenience, the wii bar / controller integrates seamlessly. ( also this has no rumble on the nunchuk, no speaker, and is not as precise ( engadget). and this is anly another bulletpoint for sony, nintendo takes motion control seriously ( all devs 100% ) Sony? i dont think so. so rushed, super lame half arsed copy, nothing more, nothing less. fail
  25. yangly18

    yangly18 TS Rookie Posts: 242


    I think they would be even more successful if their user's had proper grammar.
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