Playstation Move: First Thoughts Move Controller VS Wiimote


Well, I went and purchased my Move bundle + extra controller. While I am stuck here at work i have been playing with the controller ever since I opened it. The controller has a GREAT feel and the weight is almost too perfect. the buttons are all very well placed and the Orb on the top seems like it will eliminate the need for any protective jackets. The rounded shape fits very well in the hands.

One thing that I like compared to the Wiimote is there are no buttons under your palm, and all the buttons are very familiar. The start and select buttons are within easy reach, as compared to a + – or House icon button. The white orb on top seems to take the place of the Tumor that you slip on to the wiimote.  The T-button (trigger) is smooth, and comfortable. Overall the controller seems to be a HUGE improvement over the wiimote.

Move Controller

Pros

Shape
Rechargeable
Comfortable

Cons

No speaker

WiiMote

Pros

Can be used sideways for intuitive racing games
Speaker built in

Cons

Not rechargeable
Looks hideous when inside “jacket”


Written by: killburn37 - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Tosh on September 17th, 2010 [ 1102 Points ]

    It really does feel good in your hands I agree 100%

    Come on clock ….. 2 hours left at work ..

  2. #2 by killburn37 on September 17th, 2010 [ 240 Points ]

    Tosh, Thanks for posting it :) i am DYING to go home and play but i have work, and then i gotta take my wife to dinner :( but i’ll charge/update my system before i leave :D i can’t wait!

  3. #3 by Oly on September 17th, 2010 [ 132370 Points ]

    My kids are playing it while im working.. lol wish I was a kid today

  4. #4 by killburn37 on September 17th, 2010 [ 240 Points ]

    ahh…..so jealous, i have to sit in my office staring at the controller all day while i wait to get off to go home and play!!!

  5. #5 by EdEN on September 17th, 2010 [ 143211 Points ]

    If I don’t win the Move Bundle in the contest I might get it in december. Hope that many games are released that support it and that older ones are patched… unlike RE5.

  6. #6 by mulligank on September 17th, 2010 [ 625 Points ]

    Once I win contest i will know how it feels cause I’m broke. Thx for the excitement of the whole move experience

  7. #7 by dave on September 17th, 2010

    just keep in mine, that Nintendo made the sony move possible if it wasnt for Nintendo, I wonder if the sony move would have ever been made, but anyway this is going to be a war now with Sony and Nintendo lol. now wii will make a update to their wii controllers, here in the next year or so, sony move controllers or a big update to the wii controllers, but its made by sony, but I love both Sony and Nintendo,I grow up with Nintendo, and woundnt mine trying out the sony move someday and I have no problems about the sony move, i just want to say the Nintendo made this invention cause people are saying wii sucks, wii controllers are dumb why didnt they thank of sony move lol, well they did lol just not called wii move lol.

  8. #8 by killburn37 on September 17th, 2010 [ 240 Points ]

    I’m glad you like the post! I’m on my way to play some more of sports champions so I can give an awesome full review of the game, so far it rocks! It’s pretty difficult compared to wii with the motionplus but that’s one thing I like about it, stay tuned and I’ll submit my review for Tosh to approve later on tonight!

  9. #9 by Kicks on September 17th, 2010 [ 559 Points ]

    Well, the sony move was already a concept from back in the eyetoy days. They have some old videos showing tennis balls being attached to pvc pipes to prove the concept. The Wii just proved that the idea would sell.

  10. #10 by dave on September 17th, 2010

    to Kicks,
    yeah I know, your right ether that and it just wasnt something they could make back in the day,and I remember all that about Sony now, but they are both great gameing consoles and Nintendo paved the road for all the great games these days to be possible and Sony makes some really great stuff as well TVs, Blue rays players etc… that Nintendo would or might fail in.

  11. #11 by killburn37 on September 17th, 2010 [ 240 Points ]

    Well guys, my review has been submitted, just waiting for approval! hope you all read it/like it, whatever it takes. I am kind of liking this blogging stuff. :D

  12. #12 by Vnqshr on September 18th, 2010 [ 810 Points ]

    glad to see this kind of pro/con list. It was inevitable really, but most people just go with “Move is newer…and more accurate. Win.”

    Anyway, am busy editing my graduate film, so I rarely get to play my PS3 at the moment. Will be glad to get to Move in a week or two!
    Hopefully you guys will be able to recommend all the best games and whatnot by then!
    Who has pots of money to try everything? :P

  13. #13 by Eddie on September 18th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    So how many Motion haters, or not Wii fans ended up liking Move?

  14. #14 by Luke on September 18th, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    Not sure why people have to hate the Wii.

  15. #15 by Eddie on September 18th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    Luke:

    Not sure why people have to hate the Wii.  

    ^

    hate is a strong term…but I do dislike it. I think its gesture control is gimmicky at best, I think a large portion of games purposely leave out the bells and whistles bc it will sell just as well to their demographic with or without online, and yes…I will harp on the graphics seeing as how many PSP games are even on par with many of the Wii games.

  16. #16 by Darrin on September 18th, 2010 [ 17143 Points ]

    Nice write up. Can’t wait to get home and try this out

  17. #17 by J-MOS on September 18th, 2010 [ 165 Points ]

    The only thing I dislike is 50 bucks for 1 remote…if u want full motion gaming u have to purchase another which then costs another 50 bucks….wow 100 bucks….that’s my only con

  18. #18 by Bilzac on September 18th, 2010 [ 30 Points ]

    @J-MOS, Or you can win the Move giveaway ;).

  19. #19 by J-MOS on September 18th, 2010 [ 165 Points ]

    @Bilzac you’re right!!!!

  20. #20 by sam on September 18th, 2010

    As a wii Owner and now a move owner i have not seen a noticable difference between wii motion plus and move. I guess it all fepends on the games you play. Tumble and raquet sports demos were terrible and did not bring anything more to the table then what the original wiimote offered. Anyone who has played red steel2 on wii would know that the motion gameplay can be much more than gimmick based it is capable of 1to1 gaming.

    Anyways i’m bout to play re5 gold ediiton with move and hope i can see a better difference there than re4 wii edition. hope so.

  21. #21 by Slim on September 18th, 2010

    Just got my hands on Move at my local gamstop. Its fun and definitly dead on with the 1:1. Who cares if Sony is copying the Wii. Move is better in evry way possible. Ill be buying the PS3 320gb bundle on monday. Only thing i wish sony did was make sports champion have online play. Other than that its AWSOME.

  22. #22 by mulligank on September 18th, 2010 [ 625 Points ]

    Played at my buddie oly’s and have to say that the controller feels great. Love the games too.

  23. #23 by Flashray on September 19th, 2010 [ 90 Points ]

    Difference is that on wii you can play just shaking your wrist.
    I invited my friend who plays the wii test the move and he failed miserably because…he wouldn’t move.

  24. #24 by Becky Horn on September 19th, 2010

    very interesting that playstation now has a compatible game with the Wii

  25. #25 by mez on September 19th, 2010 [ 225 Points ]

    I can tell I’ll definitely prefer this over the Wii.

  26. #26 by derrickgott007 on September 19th, 2010 [ 871 Points ]

    I held one finally and it fit in my giant hands pretty well.

    Here’s my take on the controller design. Its very modern and looks like technology. Not like the Wii which looks like a toy. Nintendo has always deisgned their systems to be “Toy-ish”. Look at the game cube and its design and controller. And Now the Wii.

    Sony makes a quality product that I wouldn’t be embarresed to the leave out on my coffee table. (plus it fits my giant mits!)

  27. #27 by Andy on September 19th, 2010

    Tumble was the surprise game for me, I didn’t think I would like it, but ended up buying the full version.

    From what I’ve seen there is a lot of scope for poorly implemented games, e.g. comparing Racquet Sports and Sports Champions I found Sports Champions to be far more accurate and responsive, I managed to “win” at Racquet Sports just by waving my arm ala Wiimote.

    I think I’ll be renting games, or downloading demos before I part with any hard cash.


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