As people might know, I have a compulsive urge to buy new technology. I can’t understand it, I’m aware of it, and I am seeking help. But nonetheless I do love gaming in hope that I may never grow up, and I have just purchased a new toy. My current console line up consists of the Playstation 3 and a Nintendo Wii.
In the past couple of weeks I’ve been looking into the PlayStation®Move, the new motion sensor controller kit for the Playstation 3. As I’m glancing at the PlayStation®Move accessories on the computer, I keep looking over my screen and can’t help wondering whether its better than the Nintendo Wii set-up. With a little more research I see people reviewing the technology, praising the motion sensing and the immersive qualities that lie similar to the Nintendo Wii, but also the views that its just a Nintendo rip-off, Sony’s way of steeling the Wii technology that raised Nintendo from the dead.
Firstly, wow. Secondly, if you have Sports Champions, you will know how good this technology is. The motion controlling is way better than the Nintendo Wii with more accuracy and sensitivity that the slightest movements are detected. Sony have taken the principles of motion tracking that has been seen on the Nintendo Wii and simply made it more accurate, making game play much more realistic.
Thirdly, this is probably a personal opinion, I prefer holding the PlayStation®Move Controller. For a start, its round (cylindrical), much like a bat, racket handle, golf club which is great for sporting games, but it just feels more comfortable in the hand. Also, there is a ball on the end of the controller which glows in different colours… now I know this has a vital role to play when the camera is looking for the device, but how cool does it look.
My final point is about the immersive quiality the PlayStation®Move processes. For me, the Nintendo Wii took gaming to another level with the motion sensing controllers, but combine this with better motion sensing accuracy and the Playstation’s far superior machine, processing power and graphics, makes the Playstation Move a bit of a Nintendo Wii killer.
The only downside for me is the current lack of good quality games available, but for now the technology is still very new for this platform and in the future there will hopefully be more available.
I suppose I should also bring up affordability. The Nintendo Wii is a lot cheaper for the console and the games to some extent, but that is probably to do with the Blu-ray technology that the PlayStation 3 also processes. But as for the controllers, prices remain very similar in price.
As much as I’m praising the PlayStation®Move I’m not forgetting that without the Nintendo Wii revolution, this technology might have never been seen on Playstation. Nintendo must be looking at the market and see Sony has the PlayStation®Move and Microsoft have the Kinnect for their xbox. I only wait to see what Nintendo will come out with next, but for me the PlayStation®Move is the winner with hopefully better games to come.