With the holidays just around the corner everyone wants to experience the hottest gaming trend around. PlayStation Move had a slight advantage over Kinect due to its earlier release date. With both Kinect and Move out in the market, who will bring home the bacon this season and be crowned the King of motion controlled gaming?
PlayStation Move has been dubbed “An HD version of the Wii”. But just how accurate is this statement? We took a closer a look at the Move to see what truly makes it stand out from the Wii and what gives it an advantage over the Kinect.
PlayStation Move Pros:
HD graphics capable of displaying full 1080p.
Quality built product (expected from Sony)
PlayStation Move Cons:
Pricing – Its going to set you back around $120, which includes 1 controller, 1 navigation controller and the Sony Eye (Camera). (this price does not include a game)
Move is already outdated – The PlayStation Eye has been on the market for over a year now. You would think Sony would release a newer version to go hand in hand with the new Move controllers.
Lack of original games – Sports Champions, really Sony? We’ve already experienced lackluster titles like this on the Wii. Sure they may not be in HD, but we want something more than just HD versions of Wii games. We want some fresh new concepts, and I’m not talking about a patch that allows for Move capabilities in MAG.
Lighting issues – As I mentioned before, the PS EYE is outdated, and with outdated hardware there is always some major flaw. The flaw in the PS EYE is that it will not calibrate when bright lights are present. What if a family wants to come together and play a game in the living room, too bad. The PS EYE has major issues whenever it is in a room with adequate lighting.
With the announcement of Kinect, many people were skeptical as to how this technology would work. However since its official launch, Kinect has been picking up a lot of steam and sales are skyrocketing. Microsoft recently increased their initial sales predictons for Kinect from 2 million to 5 million units sold.
Pricing – At $149.99 including a game, Kinect is a bargain. This is going to be a huge factor in determining what peripheral families will be purchasing this holiday season.
Games – Kinect has introduced a lot of games that are fresh and original. The hardware is to thank for all of these original games.
New Experience – Imagine playing a game with no controls. Well now you can with Kinect. Rather than take the motion control route like Sony & Nintendo, Kinect has introduced a new way to play which just might change the way we think about gaming…FOREVER
Fun Factor – Kinect is just playing fun, for everyone. Casual gamers and hardcore gamers can finally unite and play together. Kinect is also a great way to get the whole family involved.
Big unit – Kinect is BIG, really big. The camera is about 16 inches wide and will be a bit of an eyesore next to all of your sleek components.
Bottom Line – Without a doubt Kinect is here to stay. PlayStation Move started the race early but broke its legs shortly after takeoff. Kinect is definitely going to change the way we view motion controlled gaming, in a good way.
What are your opinions? Do you own a Move or Kinect? Which hardware do you predict to sell more units this holiday season?