Shuhei Yoshida: Xbox 360 Kinect Helped PS3 Move

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Since PlayStation Move was announced at E3 2009 it has always been compared to Microsoft Kinect, PlayStation boss Shuhei Yoshida has recently revealed that these device comparisons have resulted in a lot of extra coverage for Sony’s motion controller.

What Yoshida is basically saying is that Microsoft has inadvertently built up the hype for PlayStation Move, here is an extract of what he had to say to GamesIndusty.biz “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”.

I have always said that competition in a particular market is great for everyone, it results in a better end product for consumers and also makes developers/manufacturers work harder to find a niche, this is very evident if you compare Kinect for Xbox 360 and PlayStation Move.

Now that Sony has released PlayStation Move they seem very keen to promote its price and functionality, we have embedded an image below which Sony recently released, what do you make of the comparison chart?

Source: CVG

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  • gunstar

    The same thing happened with Final Fantasy XIII.
    Microsoft put the million$ on it in advertising but it sold more on the PS3 here in the west.
    Never saw an ad for it by Sony yet it sold 2:1 in favor of PS3.

  • Guest

    I like it because it's funny… the fact that MS and even Wii offer comparable if not superior experiences in most/every category just makes this witty advertising to people who understand the technology.

    And to those that don't… it's true that PS3 is still the only one to have Blu Ray…

    • mark

      but who really cares about blu ray?

      • Edward

        you're kidding, right?

  • Scarface3010

    In the end consumers are going to pick Move over Kinect since Move is a solid product with precise game control. Kinect cannot offer the same level of control and diversity of genres it can work with. I got the Move from Amazon on Friday and have been loving it. Well done Sony.

  • marhorn

    Kinect is gonna own the move!

    • sean

      come on really? i guess ignorance is bliss? have fun when your dog walks in front of the screen. oh and shooting games will suck ass on connect, what ya gonns do move your finger to shoot. LOL

      • Deathreaver

        I am sure soon enough microsoft will come up with a FPS type controler for it. And yes i will move my finger to shoot.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106531657 Matthew J. Shaffer

          The Kinect can NOT track finger movements. Sorry.

      • Foxx

        I love these silly fanboys.

  • movemasterflex

    i have never doubted ps3 for 1 second, i think this can make it all turn around for them now. sony has always built quality, i have had my ps3 for 3 years now n its never let me down i remember the 1st 360 i bought n it broke on the 3rd day. i have loadsa friends with broken 360's cuz they always overheat!

  • bob

    I got the Move on launch day. Very impressed. Most important thing to me about motion control is accuracy and lag. I don't see how Kinect can equal Move or surpass it in those areas.

  • sert

    Shouldn't there also be a boxs for

    1. "REQUIRES NO BATTERYS OR RECHARGING"

    2. "REQUIRES NO ETXRA COST FOR 2 PLAYERS AND COMES WITH A GAME"

    3. "MOTION DETECTION WITH FULLY MOTORISED CAMERA"

    4. "Console has extras such as fastest wireless N built in, 5 USB ports( 3 at the rear), Whisper quite, TOuch sensitive buttons, oh and a major point "YOU CAN ACTUALLY TURN OFF THE 360 the PS3 has to be unplugged to be OFF and now you can buy a branded Blu ray player and the 250gb 360 S for around the same price as the 250gb PS3"

    • the truth

      well my ps3 is very quiet -_-. the ps3 has it power switch in the back and was first with touch sensitive buttons. For the wifi n, that xbox came out latter, in addition for the 5 usb, why don't you just by a friggin usb hub? Overall all xbox does is copy, ps3 slim then xbox slim, lol ridiculous.

      • Mas

        The PS3 slim has NO ON?OFF switch I have one, it can only be either on or on stanby but NOT off unless you unplug it, It does "not" have touch sensitive buttons either.

        You are talking about the PS3 Phat which did have them but they removed it all and unbelivably also took away the ON/OFF switch (And even the gloss finish)

        So what if the 360 S came out later ?, Wireless N was around when the PS3 slim was built but they didn't add it.

        As for the USB hub I have one (Not out of choice though) and even then it HAS to have a cable coming out of the front to connect it.

        Stop being a fanboy…..

  • Travis

    Just got the Kinect and it's awesome! Nothing happens if someone is accidentally in the shot.

    It's really accurate and I'm sure the games will get better and better.

    Can't knock the Move as I haven't played it yet, but the fact you need controllers does it right there for me.

    Kinect is sweet!

    • Digger

      Ok I have been waiting to ask someone who has the kinect and plays it. What games are you playing? and why do you like it so much? outside of the novelty. my problem is I don't see any games I want to spend money on to play. The idea of using your body as the controller is cool, but for me the idea of running in place or jumping up and down is not going to do it. If they have a game like Madden, (graphics +quality) where I can be the quarterback, where I get to throw or moving out the pocket, or deciding to run with the ball. etc. . That could be great. But so far I have not seen anything like that. Everything looks simple (kids games) . So can you tell me what I am missing? I see potential of the concept, but as far as I can tell the games are not up to the technology of the device.

  • Supid XboX

    i have a wii and i've tryed both x box and ps3
    u dumb fanboys with x box 360s
    ps3 is a whole lot beter. Kinect is annoying with failed games.
    If someone walks by the whole thing fails to work. What heppens in shooting games?
    you shoot with ur finger?

  • Dries du Preez

    Who the  hell is this idiot who wrote this chart??
    Most of the questions are aimed for PS3!! It’s not fair, it’s downright suedo-propaganda.

    Should be more like:
    ——————————
    Blu-ray player                                                                    =    Media player
    Stream Movies with Hulu-Plus                                             =    Streaming movie subscription service
    Free access to PSN dfor demos, HD movies and PS One     =    Free access to community network
    Camera tracks controller for precice gameplay                     =    Camera tracks user for precise gameplay
    Full immersion with HD graphics and pinpoint accuracy        =    (Only one they got right)  
    Game like never before. In 3D thats right 3D                         =    Game in (now standard) 3D
    Controller feedback you can feel and see                             =    Controller feedback
    Included power cord                                                           =    Power supply

    THE CONTROLLER HAS NOTHING TO WITH OUTPUT! So why brag about HD and 3D and networking and movies on a CONTROLLER comparison chart.

    And c’mon… 3D, it depends on the hardware and game engine if it can do that.
    And feedback. Move has vibe and light, Wii has vibe, Kinect has air.
    Powercord? Are they being willfully dense, the Move controller has batteries and the cam connects to the box, the Wii aswell, the Kinect cam plugs into the xbox, there is no controller, only the human.

    This just sends me into a rage at Sony. I used to love them and the PS, but then they pulled that stupid Jesus mock poster with a wire crown with PSbuttons. And now their doing false info? Gee-wiz, almost worse than EA…

  • Dries du Preez

    Who the  hell is this idiot who wrote this chart??
    Most of the questions are aimed for PS3!! It’s not fair, it’s downright suedo-propaganda.

    Should be more like:
    ——————————
    Blu-ray player                                                                    =    Media player
    Stream Movies with Hulu-Plus                                             =    Streaming movie subscription service
    Free access to PSN dfor demos, HD movies and PS One     =    Free access to community network
    Camera tracks controller for precice gameplay                     =    Camera tracks user for precise gameplay
    Full immersion with HD graphics and pinpoint accuracy        =    (Only one they got right)  
    Game like never before. In 3D thats right 3D                         =    Game in (now standard) 3D
    Controller feedback you can feel and see                             =    Controller feedback
    Included power cord                                                           =    Power supply

    THE CONTROLLER HAS NOTHING TO WITH OUTPUT! So why brag about HD and 3D and networking and movies on a CONTROLLER comparison chart.

    And c’mon… 3D, it depends on the hardware and game engine if it can do that.
    And feedback. Move has vibe and light, Wii has vibe, Kinect has air.
    Powercord? Are they being willfully dense, the Move controller has batteries and the cam connects to the box, the Wii aswell, the Kinect cam plugs into the xbox, there is no controller, only the human.

    This just sends me into a rage at Sony. I used to love them and the PS, but then they pulled that stupid Jesus mock poster with a wire crown with PSbuttons. And now their doing false info? Gee-wiz, almost worse than EA…

  • Kathanis

    What idiot wrote this? These questions are completely stupid……like this one “Free access to PSN” Of course xbox isn’t gonna have access to PSN dipshit