Sony Loves the Kinect Comparison


Fanboys may be overly passionate in expressing disdain for the competitor, but not Sony. According to PlayStation head Shuhei Yoshida, being continually compared to Microsoft’s Kinect has got him feeling “lucky”.

“[Ever] since we announced Move at E3 last year, I’ve always felt like we were lucky that Microsoft made such a big deal with Project Natal. In a broader sense, we are categorized as ‘motion gaming’- if we were just doing Move, we wouldn’t have had as much coverage and attention from media and consumers.”

he furthered, “Because you have Kinect versus move, or Natal versus Motion Controller… I’ve always felt that that helps to convey our message in terms of what’s unique about Move. In our mind, from the beginning, we clearly understood the difference between what Microsoft is trying to do and what we have been doing. I feel like it’s a great thing, to have the Kinect versus Move versus Wii comparison.”

Via [GamesIndustry]


Written by: Ace - News Contributor


  1. #1 by JCMoorehead on September 20th, 2010 [ 550 Points ]

    Comparisons always create great fuel for debate or for allowing gamers to experience new ways of doing things. I know for me the comparisons between the three different options have caused me to look a bit deeper into them and see the benefits and disadvantages to them all.

    Unfortunately the darkside is you get people who feeling a little too strongly about one or the other that they feel the need to be insulting about it.

  2. #2 by mulligank on September 20th, 2010 [ 625 Points ]

    JCMoorehead: Comparisons always create great fuel for debate or for allowing gamers to experience new ways of doing things. I know for me the comparisons between the three different options have caused me to look a bit deeper into them and see the benefits and disadvantages to them all.Unfortunately the darkside is you get people who feeling a little too strongly about one or the other that they feel the need to be insulting about it.  ^

    I agre 100%

  3. #3 by drask on September 20th, 2010 [ 75 Points ]

    JCMoorehead: Comparisons always create great fuel for debate or for allowing gamers to experience new ways of doing things. I know for me the comparisons between the three different options have caused me to look a bit deeper into them and see the benefits and disadvantages to them all.Unfortunately the darkside is you get people who feeling a little too strongly about one or the other that they feel the need to be insulting about it.

    So true. This can be said for almost anything that has more than 1 side.

    Seeing as I refuse to give microsoft anymore money, I do not have a xc*ck 3sh*tty as I like to call it (Sorry for proving your point JCMoorehead). So I haven’t really been looking into the Kinect. I saw the basics from E3 but I don’t really understand it’s major differences. I’ll have to look into it before I judge it of course. That being said I know what we’re in for with the move and I can’t wait to win it! ;-)

  4. #4 by JCMoorehead on September 21st, 2010 [ 550 Points ]

    drask:
    So true.This can be said for almost anything that has more than 1 side.Seeing as I refuse to give microsoft anymore money,I do not have a xc*ck 3sh*tty as I like to call it (Sorry for proving your point JCMoorehead). So I haven’t really been looking into the Kinect.I saw the basics from E3 but I don’t really understand it’s major differences.I’ll have to look into it before I judge it of course.That being said I know what we’re in for with the move and I can’t wait to win it!   

    With the Kinect I do understand what it’s trying to do but there hasn’t been anything that’s really made me go wow. Being fair to them both there wasn’t anything that made me say wow for the Playstation Move until E3 this year when they shown off Sorcery so there is still time for Microsoft. That new Steel Batallion game does have me interested.

    We’ll wait and see though. At the moment I do think the Move has the upper hand, I made the same comments on the radio piece I did just after E3.

  5. #5 by Codyz on September 22nd, 2010 [ 55 Points ]

    The move looks like the most technologically advanced of the 3 the wii has bad recognition of motion but inexpensive, kinect is like an eyetoy on steroids, and move is the best of both.

  6. #6 by SoiledBat on October 27th, 2010

    OK, I personally am one of the biggiest 360 fans ever since it started… I’ve got nearly $3000 invested in games, arcade, and peripherals that santa couldnt give to the niciest boy in the world. SO, naturally ive been waiting for the Nahtal to come out… (like better than Kinect) Ive finally got a chance to play the move the other day…. And i have to say WOW!!!! Kevin Butler really put all in perspective… Really not one first person shooter within the release of Nahtal. MAG… HOLY S#!&!!! where else to get a fully online game only with up to 256 pplayers!!!!!!! im so lonley playing ONLY 16!!!! so i must say… Im really of thinking about starting all over again with the playstation 3 move… anyone else got any pickups to lure me forever into Sonys Arms?


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