Playstation Move is better than Project Natal – The Reasons

By Alan Ng - Apr 9, 2010

We have an interesting article for you to read now, in which Sony’s John Koller speaks in a video interview, stating the reasons why Playstation Move is better than Microsoft’s Project Natal.

The interview was conducted by Destructoid at this year’s Game Developers Conference. While we have recently heard Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg talk about how Project Natal will sell ‘millions and millions‘, Koller took the time to explain in detail how Sony’s device trumps Natal.

During the interview he had this to say: “[Move] is better than Natal for a few reasons, but the biggest reason is what we call draw distance. What Natal has is very XY, you’re playing in this realm . So for games that are shooters, or golf, or sports, if you draw back away from their camera you lose precision. ”

That last part is particularly interesting, since a lot of developers have been talking about the potential problems that Natal might pose, in relation to precision and response.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think Move is better than Natal or not? State your reasons.

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Also See: Project Natal (Xbox 360): Tech invented eight years ago – Sony

  • SmoothThreat

    The ps3 move is really only borrowing the idea of sensory just like how the natal is the eye toy. But it is way better for the move has these very high tech chips in the so called "orb" of the motion controller which as sights say "An internal magnetometer is also used for calibrating the controller's orientation against the Earth's magnetic field to help correct against cumulative error (drift) in the inertial sensors." That means you can move the motion controller anywhere in the room even behind a solid object and it will pick up the movement on the game which is being played. So in the end for all the halo lovers. Move is obviously going to be superb to the Natal just like how the PS3 has always killed the 360 (& the funny thing is the xbox owner's will never admit it lmao!)

  • SmoothThreat

    What is with all the xbox 360 feons trying to down playstation move and say it is not going to be a success compared to the Xbox 360 natal, talking as if they've even touched one yet? Okay the natal is decently okay but think why do all the 360 fans get upset and say "how many times are you gonna bring up the eye toy" because it is true ps2 came up with the whole sensory gaming in the first place. Xbox just took the idea and suped it up.. Lol it's true. Also, not just that but the Playstation 3 is not "stealing" from Wii as much as ppl would like to say. The eye toy is only to measure your position in the room to make things easier for gaming experience and to reduce the lag in which the natal is going to receive in it's release.

  • tom

    small minded people, first natal has huge potential, and as for the soup-up eyetoy clams, well not really, its like saying a camcorder is a soup-up camera…., PlayStation's move just feels like a poor 3rd rate attempt, after seeing how well wii did (and ok you could as that about natal, tho it taking the idea in a totally different direction), you see what all you ps3 loving people have not taken into account is that natal has a hole range of feature that can be add later(just like the 360) with the hardware there using, we will defiantly be seeing game that use the players emotion as seem by natals' camera, interaction on a hold new level, maybe because i don't like the move system but i fail to see what can be done with it, ok yes it can be us for a gun and that stuff, but the 360 is a very well rounded console and natal has been design for all types of use not only in-game but watching films, and interacting over live, its dunno be cool, first pieace of tech ive seen that looks like it will give us the dreamed minority report feel.

    p.s yes 360 use dvd, however why, when sony have the blue-ray disk, are all of the game i have (yes i have a ps3) not even full HD and there not that old i have older 360 title that are higher levels

    in my mind Sony just went to far with the ps3 its ever much an over kill, and its not always so quite makes some very odd and loud noices when on for sometime, move seems like a way to try and sell more console which i doubt it will, seeing as even a secound hand one will only be a little bit cheaper than a new wii HD.

  • Martin

    PLaystation is the best and you will need to know that playstation beats xbox hands down. Xobox has already reached there limit in what they can do but playstation is still just begging in what they can do

  • Billy Gates

    Mark My Words…..Natal will be the biggest flop the world has ever seen. Using your hand as a pretend gun. lag, lack of precision, boring – flogged titles, lack of functions [look at prev E3], nothing to engage with. It will be nothing but UTTER SHITE.

    PS Move will be EPIC. You only have to look at the fighting game that being launched with it to see this. PS3 is and always will be a powerhouse and refined console for the Gamer in the Know. The Gamer who knows the difference between Class and Crass.

    The 360 is nothing but a cheap and shoddy poundshop console with a its DVD holding back the gaming world, I mean FF – what a car crash on the 360, with its playskool pads and fan that sounds like its come from a diesel van. Xbots all know the PS3 is superior, but its too late now as they have sucked M$ off for too long to refuse to continue now.

    PS3 is the BEST.

    Xbox is for COCKSUCKERS – NOW FUCKOFF AND TEND TO YOUR RROD YOU FAGS lol

  • Chris

    Preety clear to see, as far as hardcore gaming consoles go, when they try and add gimics to act like the wii, microsoft had this in the bag from day one. It looks a lot more fun and doesn't look like something you would expect to find in the back of an underwear shop. If anything I would buy natal, just for navigating menus and logging me on and off with voice and facial regognition. No doubt, I will still buy both and hopefully enjoy both. You never know, I might be wrong and playstation may come back from the brink of their apparently inevitabaly dark casket

  • Bryan

    So, what kind of games would you even play with Natal? Aerobics? Xbox Fit? It seems cool but useless for real games.

  • DarkGrim

    Ok, to everyone saying that the PSM sucks. GET A BRAIN. The Natal is a piece of junk that makes you a "controller". Wow that's so fun. So, you have to pretend you're holding a gun to play COD? Really? The PSM will have MUCH better controlls and acuraccy.

    To Kenny-Yes the ball is kinda weird, but it changes color with your status. Red=dead. Green=Big Health (something like that).

    Plus, I can bet that Microsoft will make it WAY MORE than the PSM. PSM will be 100$. Yes alittle expensive. But it includes the PSM, and alot of cool acceries. So, Xbox blows and PS3 owns. Add me on PSN if you agree. XDark_GrimX

  • Tesseract

    I think one of Move's strengths is that it doesn't rely solely on camera tracking or motion sensors, but uses four different methods of tracking in concert to provide high accuracy. Also, the ability to patch in Move support to existing games like LittleBigPlanet and Heavy Rain means that millions of people will be able to play bestselling games right off the bat.

    I've no doubt that they'll find some clever ways to use Natal, but I haven't seen anything yet that DOESN'T make it look like a souped-up EyeToy. Certainly not the revolution they're claiming. Granted, Move is a souped-up Wiimote, but at least that's improving a formula that was wildly successful and at present appears to have much more practical gaming application.

  • Tesseract

    I'm sorry, I just don't see it. Lots of people saying 'Natal Rocks' and how the gameplay is awesome and this and that, but nothing to really back it up aside from Ricochet.

    The only major differences between the EyeToy and Natal is that Natal will have two cameras (so depth perception will be better) and that Natal will be on stronger hardware than the EyeToy. Tracking and Recognition are handled by the programming just as it is with every peripheral, so while you'll have some top-notch use of it, the majority will bite hard. Just like the Wii.

  • Kenny

    Move sucks and natal rock… What the hell is a ball doing on top of a controller. The only thing psmove is good 4 is a vibrator!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Project Natal is better. Firstly, the eyetoy and natal are completely seperate. Eyetoy never worked! Plus, the natal doesn't need a controller, you are the controller 😀 and also, it works at a distance, watch the official trailer. Natal is basically like psm but without the controller, and much better gameplay and everything else. No offence to sony, but get over the stupid ball at the end, and remember that xbox owns ps and natal will crush the psm! 😀 and marhorn, ur right. HALO REACH ON NATAL!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND FABLE III WAS ANNOUNCED FOR NATAL TOO! WOOT!!! 😀 lol 😀
    peace

  • Bigman29

    x-box, playstaion, ford, chevy, boxers ,breifs. whatever people a "fanboy" is a fanboy no matter what they prefer. nobody is right and nobody is wrong. Play Games to have fun…

  • Bigman29

    x-box, playstaion, ford, chevy, boxers ,breifs. whatever people a "fanboy" is a fanboy no matter what they prefer. nobody is right and nobody is wrong. Play Games to have fun…

  • James

    one thing you guys have to remember…..Sony basically had Project Natal for the Playstation TWO!!!! It's called the eyetoy. PS Move is like Project Natal + PS Sixaxis + Wii Remote all in one.

    • James

      James that is going to cost a lot of money. None of that stuff is going to be cheap.

      Natal is not an eye-toy. If you want to see a game that Microsoft did with an eyetoy you can look at totemball. That is an eyetoy game.

      An eyetoy is just a regular web camera like every PC has had since 1995 + motion detection software. In other words, it can't tell what part of your body hits a point of the screen, it just knows something was there. So, it is not accurate at all and is very prone to a lot of control problems.

      Natal is something different all together that includes the state of the art of the computer industry.

      Do you seriously think that with all the people with PHD's that work at Microsoft all around the world and all of their latest research and technology and spending billions of dollars in research would turn out an eyetoy?

      Seriously?

      • Brad

        Well, they turned out Windows Vista…

  • NATAL ROCKS! BOOO MOVE!

  • marhorn

    So here we are again. Product review trying to put down Xbox and giving sony much love, however! as usual the general consensus from people is that Natal (much like Xbox) rules! Bring on Natal! AND BRING ON HALO REACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    peace out

  • BOOMBOOM

    The Natal is good in so much more ways than the playstation wand but their could be a few problems (Like in all new tech) but those will be fixed

  • Acid!

    MAIN POINT IS THIS NATAL HAS BEEN IN PRODUCTIN FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS XBOX HAS TESTED THE SYSTEM EVEN IF YOUR TO FAR AWAY FROM THE TV WOULD U EVEN BE PLAYING AT SUCH A DISTANCE, PLAYSTATION COULD TAKE OUT THE REMOTE CAUSE I NEEDS TO MAKE MORE SELLS X360 MADE MORE SELLS WORLD WIDE THAN PS3 STILL TO TODAY. NEVER THE LESS MICROSOFT MADE IT MORE CHALLENGING FOR SONY AND IT ALWAYS HAS XBOX IS MORE OF A GAMER TYPE POINT AND MORE INTERESTING FOR ITS LIVE MEMBERS.

  • Darren

    natal’s going to be alot better. more interactive

  • Dexterously

    The sphere is retarded! What? Is it an ice cream cone?