This Isn’t Your Grandparents’ Wii


I was playing the demo for the PlayStation Move game Sports Champions, Table Tennis, with my step-son earlier. He kept flailing the Move controller around like he was having a mini seizure in his hand. This is how he typically plays most motion control games. I handily beat him in a 5 point match. This video just goes to show that you can’t wildly wave your hand around and expect to successfully play a PlayStation Move supported game. You actually have recreate the actual actions as if you were participating in real life. This is what they call that 1 to 1 tracking.

If you ever thought the PlayStation Move was simply a Wii knock off, I can assure you that Sony is re-writing the rule book when it comes to motion control. Like I say in the preceding video, Kevin Butler told us this stuff months ago (actually a couple of months from now).


Written by: mairondil - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Tosh on August 31st, 2010 [ 1102 Points ]

    What a great way to compare the PlayStation Move to the Wii. Awesome video man, loved it!! I’m still laughing, lol

  2. #2 by sufy on August 31st, 2010

    Thanks for the article. Your right when you say it’s not a Wii knock off. 1 to 1 tracking is the key and I can’t wait to try it out!

  3. #3 by Emrah on August 31st, 2010 [ 7319 Points ]

    I hope this has an easy mode for the wagglers. People who never played table tennis will not get this game at all. Luckily I have played some, and I’m ready to kick some buttocks.

  4. #4 by Shendow on August 31st, 2010

    Nice video, the kid cracks me up.

  5. #5 by mek1ner on August 31st, 2010

    dude your vid is really funny by far one of the best move vids out there. really liked how u pointed out that its not a wii mote to the kid, u really drove the point home. keep up the great work. lmao

  6. #6 by Ace on August 31st, 2010 [ 23465 Points ]

    Your son is hilarious, “You can’t flick it” “OH” *Keeps flicking it*

  7. #7 by Tosh on August 31st, 2010 [ 1102 Points ]

    Check out this interesting comparison of Playstation Move Table Tennis vs Wii Sports Resort.

    At the end he actually has a pop-up to reference your video mairondil! :)

  8. #8 by Luke on August 31st, 2010

    mairondil that was a cool video. I like how you kept saying it’s not Wii tennis. Just kept laughing as your kid kept doing the same thing hahahahahah. Damn kids ;-)

    Good job with the video.

  9. #9 by Fernando Lins on August 31st, 2010

    The video is good to prove the point but you were being a total ass to your (step-)son. He’s a kid, he won’t get it this fast, he doesn’t read technology blogs on how things work. He just wants to have fun.

  10. #10 by texas_ride on August 31st, 2010 [ 95 Points ]

    ha, that kevin butler ad was awesome, … and the 1 to 1 is why I really want Move

  11. #11 by dahomie619 on August 31st, 2010

    This video might have just sold me a PlayStation Move. I hate playing Wii and watching people flail around and automatically win, that video made my freaking week. YOU ACTUALLY NEED TO PAY ATTENTION!!!!!!!! I sent it to all my friends who own a Wii with the tagline “shut up” and loved myself. God I am so happy.

  12. #12 by White-Sharingan on August 31st, 2010 [ 100 Points ]

    Hmmm I wonder if sony is really shooting for the casual market as well. I know they are of course but, like this proves, most kids wont be able to get the idea that you really need to act like a tennis payer, etc. instead of flicking it like hell. Great video though, can’t wait.

  13. #13 by d on August 31st, 2010

    you might wanna give your PS3 a little bit of air to breath. you will get YLOD very quickly if you leave it trapped like that.
    thanks for the video.

  14. #14 by SL33PY on September 1st, 2010 [ 2371 Points ]

    I like!

  15. #15 by Smegmazor on September 1st, 2010

    lol. good video. I’m definitely picking up the move for PGA tour.

  16. #16 by sam on September 1st, 2010

    ive played wii sports resort table tennis a lot and flailing never worked in competetive play. EVER.

  17. #17 by J-MOS on September 6th, 2010 [ 165 Points ]

    haha…thats hilarious

  18. #18 by Yaminoshyuen on September 8th, 2010 [ 565 Points ]

    Tosh that video was so on the money

    it just proves right there it is superior to the wii. like if you look at real table tennis, some ppl play with the paddle facing down and it will track it like that.

    move is gonna be really awesome.. i cant wait to get mine. i still think its weird that some games were released 9/7 and the move doesn’t come out till the 17th.

    have to ask, will the bundle(move, eye, and SCgame) does that also have a demo disk besides all that comes with?

  19. #19 by EdEN on September 8th, 2010 [ 131293 Points ]

    Well, considering you need to spend $99 to get the Move bundle one would expect the tech to have improved on what was introduced almost 4 years ago. WM+ is only $10 (bundled with a game) or $20. Move is at least $90 because you need a Move controller and the PS3 Eye. The $70-80 difference is what in the end MUST make a real difference.

  20. #20 by Cub on September 8th, 2010

    may be I’m the only one, but doesn’t the 1 on 1 tracking takes all the fun from playing a video game? If I going to actually mimic the actual motions of a ping pong game I rather play real ping pong. I love my ps3 but the good thing about the wii is that I can relax have fun and not worry about doing the actual motions

  21. #21 by Kicks on September 13th, 2010 [ 774 Points ]

    I get to try out the move soon at a houseparty event
    I’m so looking forward to it


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