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.