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Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect vs. PS3’s Playstation Move

When Nintendo released the Wii and then the Wii Fit it had that market all to itself — but we knew that once Sony and Microsoft saw its potential, they would offer up their own version of this new way to control games. 2010 will be the year that motion control gaming will truly take-off with the announcements of Microsoft Kinect for the Xbox 360 and Move for the PS3.

Both these systems will make the Nintendo Wii look outdated — but it has to take some of the credit for the evolution of the controller. The Kinect and Move offer full body and controller tracking, but both look and react differently. The former has full body control, whereas the latter has a simpler approach.

Matt Burns from Crunch Gear said that when you look closer at how both of them control a game you could see that both are a rip-off to the Nintendo Wii. However, as more games come out both systems will evolve into much more than they are now.

Burns tries to make it simple for us by explaining that the PlayStation 3 Move is all about the game itself, but the Kinect goes much further and could be onto something huge in the gaming market.

Now that we are well into E3 2010 we are certain that you have learned all you need to know about both systems — the question is what one of the two is the better system?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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Badshah
Badshah

xbox kinect is better cos we r the controller and we don't have to worry about charging the controller or carrying it as small children or gusets can bteak ur controller if it fals from their hands but with xbox 360 kinect u dot have 2 worry about anything and ps3 is nothing but just crap

Coollink83
Coollink83

Who Eva says x box is better that are just stupid xbox have to copy ps ideas all the kinect is is an over priced rip off of ps2s eye toy hello xbox it's already been done and as for online play all xbox wants to do is charge u for it just so they can pay some lazy teat to sit there listing in on your chat to make sure u don't use bad language so in other words if u acidentley come out with a bad word u get band for a month well spry but that just… Read more »

Suliat
Suliat

As far as I am concerned, the only way you get healthy and you are creative is playing outside with other mates not stuck as a lonely ranger with a gear-stick or control pad in one hand and pretending that you've conquered the enemy in an imaginative 3D graphic environment. It creates a lonely world. Yes! I'm proud to be old-fashioned and sane too.

murillo
murillo

and what better ps3 or xbox kinect

Devin Tyrone Mccall

I have the KINECT and also WII but I like the KINECT better and my famiies like it my 2 years old nephew was trying too play it when the WII was on he thought it was KINECT…

Insightful
Insightful

To be honest I have the Kinect, and to say "you can't move on Kinect" is rubbish, you can move around as much as you like. Is your PS3 voice command? no. Does the "move" copy the wii almost perfectly, yes, the only difference they put on the controller is coloured balls on the end of the controllers. If I put a glowstick on a wii remote that doesn't suddenly make it better..

No-one that commented seems to realise that "gaming with no controllers" means NO CONTROLLERS not a "wand", nothing.

inquirer
inquirer

Most of these posts are unbased opinions. Many people mentioned buying both. I want to hear from them. People that own both and have played both are going to offer the best insight to a prospective buyer

Rac
Rac

obviously move rocks !!!!! Sony consoles have better gaming than Microsoft

wtf
wtf

both of them suck, they shouldnt have made these shit, gamepad is still the best. and besides, nintendo has already bled the motion sensing audience dry.

whatever
whatever

so everybody agrees that wii definitely sucks? I guess the PS3 is more accurate (correct me if i'm wrong) since it uses a camera and controls (if it doesn't use a camera that it's just a rip-off of the wii); and the kinect is more oriented towards getting u in games like sports or fighting, however i think that some people feel more comfortable with controls since they're still not ready for that level of playing. In other words: WII= bad, outdated,clunky. PS3= more precise movements, but needs controls. Xbox: a new experience that some people won't be able to… Read more »

jason registe
jason registe

kinect rocks because sony is the dumbest idea if i buyed a ps3 i'd kill my self

marsmannie
marsmannie

why should u buy a console if u wont to move whit it? :p just go outside imo :p

gaming is not what it used to be 🙂 ==> chilling in your sofa and just flipping the analoge stick 😀

now its jumong aroult and others 😮 .. dont see the point 🙂

dimzy
dimzy

it's simpel guys: xbox 360 kinect looks better, it plays much fresher, and it's a whole new concept and experience!! i saw the world premier of kinect, the whole show with cirque du soleil and it whas amazing really great and i enjoyed it!! go kinect!!!! PS3 SUCKS and the move shit looks like a dildo with a collored ball on it 🙂

Bob
Bob

How about this? The Sony ZBox Console. It will have a Kinect type camera and Move type controllers.
The game software will determine what hardware is required. We can have the best of two worlds then old guys like me can sit down when we get tired.

geoffro
geoffro

ps move is not going to win, nobody know anything. the scope of the kinect is huge you morons are thinking purely of the gaming market. there are thousands of companies who have stepped forward and said this is the software we've been waiting for now we will make games/software. They're talking of putting it in hospitals to access X-rays without pressing buttons so surgeons dont need to keep cleansing their hands pressing buttons, the only decent looking game on ps move was the fight and that turned out to be garbage, the ps move is not bad, but its… Read more »

Baxter
Baxter

All in all i'm a Sony man and am 100% behind the move however in the end the Kinect is going to be towards broader audience. Kind of like when wii, PS3 and 360 were all fairly new, PS3 and Xbox were geared towards techies and hardcore gamers whereas wii was for families and casual gamers. I have a feeling the kinect will be the latter.

justacritic
justacritic

The moves lag time when it comes to shooters will be far too annoying to even considering using. There is already lag times on standard hi-def tv's usually around 5ms, which is far too noticeable to the hardcore players. Until you get use to it, it's a pain. When the wii attemtped shooters, the lag time was evident, and it just didn't work. The 1:1 they refer to is only how accurate it tracks your movements. That has nothing to do with the response time and how fast the system is processing your movements. With shooters such as killzone or… Read more »

ryan
ryan

I think the moves gonna win on shooter games.Like C.O.D but the kinects will probaly win on boxing games or physical exersing games becuase it doesnt have a contoller. im looking foward to both but i like shooter more so I'll probaly go with ps3 for hardcore gaming and kinect for fitness.

Marsalis
Marsalis

Kinect is shit. Microsoft can't win because you can't even move on Kinect. Controller free gaming? I think not!

Mv
Mv

Ps3 is shit, I am getting kinect!!! Ps3 store and interface is like century old design! I usually play sports games only and the graphics and gameplay on my elite are so much better than PS3!!

The only downside to xbox360 is live gold membership!

Dan
Dan

Robert, you're retarded. Apple is based in California.
But that is still not the point. Move will win this competition. It has more games for a wider audience. One big reason I won't get Kinect is because you can't make precise games (Tumble on PSN comes to mind) or shooters (which is a big deal to hardcore gamers like myself). And there is no physical feedback for Kinect. The Move controllers have rumble and the ball can change colors to signify a change in the game.
Sony for life!

Michael
Michael

Why not get both?
Although I must say, I'm really kinda dissapointed with Kinectimals and The PS3's Eyepet thing. And like Dave said, both of them have + and -'s
I bought an Xbox 360 for amazing online games like Halo Reach, and a PS3 has stunning titles as well like God of War. Get both and put an end to flamer gamer war.

P.S. I seem to only play an hour of games every other day..*sigh* Which one should I play? Who cares.

Robert Robinson
Robert Robinson

OK, first of all i would like to say that about 80% of you people posting comments need to go back to ENGLISH class because you cant even type in complete sentences. How do you expect anyone to respect your opinion when you cant even spell????????? Now to get to the point, Sony has had the upper hand on the gaming industry since 1995. I OWN every gaming console and hand held ever made. I believe it safe to say Sony's gonna knock it out the park once again! Best games, Best graphic's, Best Creators. And finally i think if… Read more »

shivan
shivan

ps move is just a shit people dont know what is microsoft. sony cant even sell there lappys without them ms main aim is to go for future generation and ps move for wii pls support for kinect this can really show an unexpectable to expectable sony is always not value for money if ur remotes fails u have to buy new but in kinect u have to buy only games.

only blu ray dost works u should have imagination not only remotes or sensor holder

Facts-man
Facts-man

I go for move all the way. One, the new Xbox with Kinect won't have blu ray, which put's the move ahead with graphics, one reason people hate the wii, bad graphics. And you can't play games like Call of Duty without buttons or it would be too complicated.Plus , microsoft copied Wii by copying the Miis, the Mii's had huge heads just like Kinect has it. Plus the ps3 has more precision, just check yourself at playstaion.com learn about it and compare it to Kinect. I've tried the move myself and it seems really good. Sony For Life……….

Dave
Dave

who cares buy them both and have the best of both worlds, they both have + and- Had a 360 sold it to get a PS3, might now get a 360 again. I still rate the first Xbox with the modded hard drive, but then again the ZX81, ZX Spectrum, Vic20 were all good in their day as well. lol

Daniel Wison-Omordia

the move may have shooters down but not all people are pasionate about shooters so i think kinect will be bettr but im not pre ordering it till sumone tests it out or i do myself

lulxboxfanboys
lulxboxfanboys

Move definately is going to win this. Simply because it has a device in your hand. The ball on the end adds for a tremendously more accurate experience than kinect. PS move is 1:1 ratio and is somewhere in the area of only being 1 PIXEL off. If you watch some videos from natal you can see there is lag inbetween what your person does and what you do. Since theres no peripheral i think it will be just like the eyetoy. and the ps3 already has a microphone on its PSeye and I can already video chat with my… Read more »

rod serling
rod serling

fuck xbox and playstation wii rocks

Griffon
Griffon

Kinect rules and the xbox can tell who is talking so i'm sure there is a setting where only the person whom is logged in will receive the right to pause. And who the hell talks during a movie anyways thats annoying as hell unless its a comedy movie.

Why!?!
Why!?!

AW HELL NAAAW!!!

all those arguments defending the wii in the trash.. 🙁

High
High

@low, your dumb. Anyone can say xbox pause and it will, not just the user. it listens to any voice, so your girlfriend/kid sister/wife/whatever can walk in and say 'xbox stop' or 'xbox pause' and it will stop you.

as well, how hard is it to hit a button one time to pause it? oh no! I have to use my finger to pause something like EVERY OTHER GADGET IN THE WORLD..

seriously, if thats your only grip, your really dumb.

low
low

Kinect is def the winner here xbox pause and it paused how do you beat that,playstation pause playstation pause plaaaystation pause!!!! see it dont work.

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