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Sony says Thanks for the Extra Coverage, Kinect

Posted by James Newton

Move would be worse off without rival

Kinect or Move? Move or Kinect? The two motion rivals seem locked in an eternal struggle to generate the most column inches in the gaming and mainstream press, but PlayStation head honcho Shuhei Yoshida is grateful it has a competitor in the field, as it wouldn't have been able to generate such interest on its own.

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 categorised as 'motion gaming' - if we were just doing Move, we wouldn't have had as much coverage and attention from media and consumers.

Although Sony has shown itself adept at creating Kinect comparisons – check out Move vs. Stuff – the discussion between gamers about which motion control system is better is likely to rage for years.

[via computerandvideogames.com]

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User Comments (6)

Doc

#1

Doc said:

I am sure this debate will continue way past the 2nd and 3rd gen of the product. So pick your side, shut up and get to gaming! lol, you know what side I am on.

Slapshot

#3

Slapshot said:

@Doc.... Lol ;)

I think this article has a ton of merit to it. The competition will keep the developers pushing harder and harder to be better wich means we get better games.

I do think this is going to pull even more Third Party Developers away from Nintendo though :(

Stuffgamer1

#4

Stuffgamer1 said:

@Slappy: Which means high-quality superior-controls HD gaming goodness for us! Huzzah!:D

Well, from the good developers, anyway. It remains to be seen how much shovelware is allowed onto the PS3. It SHOULD be a LOT less than is on Wii, as I understand the Sony software approval procedures. Here's hoping, at least.

Oh, and I'm not yet convinced that the Move vs. Kinect battle will rage on for very long. Not unless Kinect actually gets some good games at some point.;)

CanisWolfred

#6

CanisWolfred said:

Tis True. Even I would've ignored them both all together if I weren't so interested in seeing which of the two will top eachother.

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