No point buying Playstation Move if you have a Wii – Nintendo

By Alan Ng - Mar 17, 2010

It was only a matter of time until Nintendo spoke out about the release of Sony’s Playstation Move motion controller – as they have stated that there isn’t much point paying for this if you already own a Nintendo Wii.

As reported from VG247, Nintendo America’s President Reggie Fils-Aime has been speaking in a recent interview, about the implications of Move and how it affects his company with their own and original Wii controller.

While he went into detail about the whole thing, here is the most significant bit: ”What’s going to motivate them to spend minimally $300 for a new [PS3] system, plus minimally $100 for the Move motion bundle?”

Is this a question of sour grapes, or does he have a point here guys? We will let you have the last say on this.

I may be wrong, but I can see it from his point of view, and all the Wii owners out there – it does seem like a pretty expensive upgrade – for ‘basically’ the same stuff doesnt it?

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  • bubba

    Well, Move might have nothing to do with it. What if someone got a Wii when they were 12 but now they're 16? Maybe they don't want to play those same games. Maybe as a 16 year old they feel immature playing those games now. Maybe they seen Uncharted and thought "that looks cool, I'd like to play that". Maybe they seen Gears of War and said "I want to play that". Maybe they want to play more grownup games. Maybe they want a 360 and not a ps3 simply to play more adult games. Wii is a starter console. The Wii introduced them to gaming in a non intimidating, friendly way. Great. But they're older now. They've been there done that with Wii games and now they want to graduate to something more serious. Makes sense to me. I don't think the Move has anything to do with Wii owners who aren't little kids anymore to want to upgrade.

  • Chris

    It's a decent question… I know that the Move exists, and it does look like it could be clever, but what are the games that it will allow me to play? Or, more critically, what games will it allow me to play that I can't already experience on the Wii? Sony's yet to really demonstrate that.