The war of the console controllers is here and coincidentally, Nintendo is not even in the battle. This season it’s all about the Playstation Move vs. the Xbox Kinect and the verdict is split for many gamers on which will be the better choice. It could be it’s just too early to tell as many think both are being released earlier than they are ready for.
Sony and Microsoft battle it out to make a better controller that will not only challenge the Wii, but give all gamers something we have never seen before. The Kinect is offering full body tracking via motion sensor cameras and the Playstation Move gives us 1-1 controller tracking like we have never seen on a console before.
While Nintendo blazed a new path in console gaming controllers, now others are following suit to continue the trend of better gaming. The two new contenders give us plenty to be excited about. The first thing you need to know is that the two new options vary considerably in their functions and the technology behind them.
When it comes to the Playstation Move vs. Xbox Kinect controller systems, each is in a class of its own. The Xbox Kinect opted to forgot the controller at all and instead can offer full body control for up to do players at a time with accurate and virtually lag-free tracking.
Then that brings us to the Playstation Move controller from Sony which resembles the Wii controller but a more “space aged” version of it. Sony understands that games need buttons and while the Kinect will appeal to a certain class of people, there are still gamers who want their games to have buttons and this is the market that Sony is targeting.
The Move controller is dark and sleek, industrial and solid but a very smart piece of technology. It also has a second smaller controller much like the Wii which helps complete the control and experience of many games. While it sounds a lot like the Wii, it’s actually better. It’s more powerful, there is no cord between the two controllers and it has 1-1 tracking in 3D space. It won’t wobble around on the screen like the Wii and you can move it in all directions on screen with total control.
Now that you know more about the Playstation Move vs. the Xbox Kinect, you can make a decision for yourself as a gamer. The Move controller seems to be more focused on games and getting the best experience possible from the games. With the Kinect, it seems to be about more than just games and about a total experience.
Games for the Kinect are very Wii-like and it appears the entire Kinect experience is like making the Wii better- and completely hands-free. Since the Kinect is completely built in to the Xbox 360’s dashboard, this means that gamers can completely control everything within the gaming console dashboard with just their hands and their voice. It could be that Microsoft is on the verge of something bigger and better and the Kinect is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this.
Microsoft is company that works on many more things than just games whereas Sony Playstation puts all of their efforts into just the gaming side of things, which sometimes results in a better end result for the gamer.
If you’re big on games and you’re already a Sony fan then chances are you are going to swing towards the Move. If you love the Wii but you’re looking for something bigger and better, then you might be more interested in the Kinect. One thing’s for certain, everyone in the gaming industry is curious how each will pan out.
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