in , ,

Playstation Move Vs Xbox 360 Kinect: Move Software Criticized

It was only a matter of time before the war of words continued between Microsoft and Sony, as Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg has spoken out on the lineup of PS Move software, days after it’s release in the US.

As reported from CVG, Greenberg was speaking at the Tokyo Game Show when he revealed his opinions that Sony’s Playstation Move titles are just ‘modified’ versions of standard controller games.

He was talking about how the games for Kinect were built from the ‘ground-up’, but attacked Sony’s line up Move games with the following statement:

”A lot of the games made for Move are really controller-based games that [developers have] added the Move functionality to.”

You could agree with him depending on which way you look at. While Sports Champions and Start the Party were designed with Move in mind, other games such as Resident Evil 5 and the upcoming Heavy Rain received simple patches to enable Move support.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you agree with Greenberg’s criticism of Sony’s PS Move software lineup?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

68
Leave a Reply

avatar
37 Comment threads
31 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
40 Comment authors
TheZip-TurtleJuliegrinchI Dont Care Recent comment authors
Turtle
Turtle

The first comment to be shown after the Kinect came out! Now I have all 3 consoles and have tested them fairly. If I were to rank these motion consoles as fairly as possible heres how it would be scored. Wii: 10 , Move: 9.5 , Kinect: 8 . The Wii is the best motion capture console out there because of Wii Motion Plus and a huge library of good games. The Move comes in second because it maintains that hardcore feeling and is very accurate. The Kinect is last because of it malfunctioned on me on the first day,… Read more »

grinch
grinch

and to answerthe guys anove me yes iv played tru it does lag u have to have a lot of space 2 play 1 player and alot mor 2 play 2player but if u get 2 close it wont track if its dim it wont track if it feels real if you dont punch hard on the game it looks like ur play boking the harder u swing the harder it worksbut you are right about telling th playstation to play pause load open disc tray next play lastfm the 1 thing i wish it had was netflix like they… Read more »

grinch
grinch

i have a kinect so the 1st things u think i would say would be good that said its a dust collector i dont have move i would have liked to se more sttuff like socom and the other 1 metioned dont know how i would play but hopefully they make something they will but till then it will sit and continue to get played a couple tie a month tile fighters uncaged gets boring they say gta 5 will have capabilitys let see right know wish i had my ps3 still atleaststill have psp

I Dont Care
I Dont Care

What i dont get is how will kinect bring a new audience. We all know "hardcore gamers" arent going to get it so the only other type of people r little kids and they already have the 360, and come on u people really dont expect fully grown people to buy it for themselves and play it by themselves. Also please stop with the sony "saw how great the wii is" and all that bull crap because sony put out a motion controller prototype around 2001 i believe so they had to have been testing it between 1997 because nintend… Read more »

KurnisPT
KurnisPT

Everyone has an own opinion about Motion Controls. Nintendo released wii remote as new controler system, an interactive controler, and some launch games were very basic and simple. As year passed, the games had better gameplays with a lot of moves to choose. Later, came Wii MotionPlus to amplify the movements of the player. Sony saw the potencial of wii, made MOVE controller which almost similar to Wii MotionPlus. The games using Move aren’t so basic, and i think in the future the improvement is limited. Microsoft turned down those companies and made a big move to create a less-controller.… Read more »

Abysis
Abysis

This debate going no where, Move is released so we have actual opinion on it. Kinnect aint even out yet so how can you base opinion on product which is not available. Remember Microsoft has been demoing Kinnect using production version(unfinished). I do give Move credit for accuracy and game selection good but still a bit weak but getting better 😀 I can say for sure Microsoft won't get as accurate but then who know until we get real reviews from a finished product. Actually I looked at release games for Kinnect seems like Wii knocks off mainly except a… Read more »

Vicky
Vicky

All you XBox fans need to get with the programme. XBox is using PlayStation EyeToy technology for Kinect, they just expanded on it. Also, learn to read small print; the adverts for Kinect all clearly say "Actual game functionality may vary" – I mean come on there is a clue for you right there. Also, using a controller is what makes gaming – if I wanna stroke a dog or run about kicking stuff I can just do that in real life and I don't have to buy anything to achieve it. That is why Kinect will fail hard. And… Read more »

andy kayne
andy kayne

Whats wrong with people, chanting for there own brands LOL do you have shares in these companies? I own the Move and yes it is awesome, way better than expected – this could be huge if they bring out more quality titles. if the Kinect ends up being as good as it should with a quality selection of games, then who knows i may even purchase one too!

PS3 and Xbox users unite!! Come on its only a game….

Dan
Dan

Lots of fanboys on both sides here it looks like. Just FYI but I don't think MS or SOny is trying to sell the Kinect or Move to you hardcore gamers. They're trying to take away the Wii fans. The Wii'rs are the mom's and pops who have just decided that buying dance and sports games are cool to play with you FAT kids (because you sit in front of the damn TV for 11 hours at a time holding the freaking ultimate controller. GO CLEAN YOUR ROOM). Ever wonder why the Wii outsold both game consoles? Well, it's not… Read more »

Leon
Leon

im sorry but your all saying he will eat his words and regreat this iv seen lots of postive results from this and u should see the none confirmed realse games coming out from it insted of repeating games like socom witch was good in its day but when u take a game into controler-less u realy are maximizing posibilitys your all just anoyed sony never realsed it first if PS was that good i never would have switched to xbox and you cant say its pricey when you look at your every game for ps3

Michael
Michael

Good for all of you unbiased people.
For all of you PS3 fanboys who ALREADY think Move is better than Kinect, Go beat off, buy a shakeweight, or use your Move controllers for exercise!
And Xbox 360 gamers can't really say that Kinect is going to outsell Move. Its possible, but not set in stone.
So for all of you readers out there, come debate about which one is better when they're both already out, mmkay? 🙂

CaraCara
CaraCara

Update: So I decided to give it a couple of weeks and give Kinect a chance before I settle with the Move. So far the Move is sounding pretty good though. You see, the problem I had with the Wii was the quality of graphics and the selection of games. I got bored with it very quickly (even the Wii Fit plus). I own an Xbox too. If the quality of the Kinect needs improvement I will wait for those improvement to take place. If that's this case I will just stick to the Move for now. I guess you… Read more »

bill
bill

First of all has anyone on here actually played Kinect? I have heard people talk more and more about lag and how it doesnt track you very well. I have been beta testing Kinect since August and i can tell you first hand, there is no lag and it basically does everything that Microsoft has claimed it to do, try sitting on your couch and telling you playstion to load a movie, pause it, rewind it,and stop it, ain't going to happen. There are 4 people in my house that all have Xbox Live accounts, and we can switch in… Read more »

Herb
Herb

@grant

"Five new exclusive Kinect Core games coming from legendary Japanese creators"
http://majornelson.com/archive/2010/09/15/five-ne

There is already a boxing game and also an exclusive kinect UFC championship game coming.
———————————————–
You wanna fight on Move LOL have you actually played it ?,the games are terrible and all the games announced are not new they are just patches to old games and a Bolt on to the next Killzone.
or maybe you want to do some fighting on "The fight lights out" nice lag to..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibommW6phEQ&fe

grant
grant

i own a 360 purely for the shooting games especially MW2 and halo these r the only games i play i was looking at a kinect intill i seen that the only games u can get r soft cuddly animal games and childish sports games, and to be honsest if i wanna qork out ill go the the god damn gym not jump on the spot like a lunitic cus my next door neighbour will call the funny farm, so purly for that reason i am now having to buy a ps3 to accompany my 360 cus i wanna play… Read more »

Tim
Tim

most people dont even want kinect or move in the shoot em up games so sucks for playstation cus there games r goin to be just like james bond wii

bbdt
bbdt

Here is another thing for people to consider. There is nothing preventing Kinect from adding controllers in the future to work in conjunction with the sensor/camera system. To me that would be the most ideal setup (think about star wars on Kinect but holding a light saber handle and/or blaster) and it will be a lot easier to add controllers to Kinect then it would be to add a completely new platform to Move to achieve full body movement like Kinect has. Graphics are similar between the 2 systems (even if one is slightly better) but we can all agree… Read more »

bbdt
bbdt

For the people who keep suggesting that Kinect will never succeed because no hardcore gamer will take it seriously, my response is I could never take you seriously, at least not in business. Both of these consoles have been out for years now, so most of the hardcore gamers have already chosen their console long before Move or Kinect even went into development. In some cases they have both consoles. It is my opinion that the Kinect will out sell the Move. I think it will because the Kinect will help Xbox 360 bring new gamers into the mix like… Read more »

bbdt
bbdt

I am still getting a kick over learning I must have just joined a gang recently or something. I preordered the Xbox 360 with Kinect and it will be my first console purchase for myself since the N64. I come to these forums to read about the new products and I am fascinated that the bloggers are so defensive about the brand of game they play as if they are rooting for their home town NFL team. It should be called Wii Side Story or something. I personally am not loyal to any of the brands. My stepson had the… Read more »

Coelhoeve
Coelhoeve

well move is better than kinect 10 times, say more

greg
greg

Why any "hardcore" gamer would want to flail his armz or legz to "play" a videogame is beyond me. I don't need a game to exercise my body.I can do that for FREE!!! Forget stoner gamers,too. you think they want to move around to play a videogame? I (personally) think the reasons we play videogames is to relax in our own home and play hockey,shoot ppl, basically escape reality without actually doing the things we'd like to do in real life but can't.

Harvey
Harvey

That is totally true what Greeberg has said, a lot of Move games are controller based whereas with Kinect, all games are non controller based as you are the controller yourself. Kinect is way better than Move, not only are you the controller but you are feeling the entertainment within the room.. Goo Kinect 🙂

PS3wannaBe
PS3wannaBe

Kinect is an EPIC FAIL waiting to happen and this guy Aaron Greenberg is going to eat his words. This is why: Kinect has absolutely no good titles set for it's release. Move has some great games and more coming, Killzone 3, Heavy Rain, SOCOM, The Fight Lights, LBP2 those are all ground breaking titles, and all for the move! No one cares if there's a patch making them compatable, what matters ithe gameplay which so far from video's looks impressive. I own the move and i have to say that the sports package that comes with the bundle blows… Read more »

steve
steve

I'm a hardcore gamer that got the Move on launch day. Hell yes I'm impressed. I'm surprised by the accuracy of what it can do and how well it does it. Mmmm hardware that doesn't have a great lineup of games at launch. The only other time I heard of that was with every other gaming hardware that's ever existed since time began. You won't understand how impressive Move is until you use it. Watching youtube videos of it doesn't cut it. Move can, and has(I'm not the only one), appealed to hardcore gamers. I highly recommend to a 360… Read more »

Mojo
Mojo

I'm a fan of the Playstation, I'll come clean and admit it first up. I own the Move, and I think it's awesome. However, if Kinect turns out to be more than just a gimmick, and really is worth all the hype, (which I have trouble forseeing) then I will be very tempted to get one myself. Time will tell how good the Kinect will be. I just hope you won't need 10 square metres of living-room space to use one, seeing as you'll supposedly be using your entire body with it.

Yourself
Yourself

One suggestion for everyone why don't you all just shut up… has the Kinect been launched yet? why the hell are you commenting about it's accuracy when it is most likely in it's "Beta stage" that's like bashing a game that is in beta as it is not yet the final product, The Kinect is still being tweaked I suggest we wait for it to come out before bashing it to be fair. Well I can say that Move pretty much lives up to what it's supposed to do, As the Move has already been launched I'm pretty impressed about… Read more »

Bob_Raptor
Bob_Raptor

LOL, Mark….. thats original. An inspiration to us all, as usual, ex box (not a typo) fanboy being all clever and having his say, shame man, go have an Ice-cream, you deserve it. Move is awesome, I was really impressed with its responsiveness, I admit I have nothing to compare it to as I have never played wii and while I will NOT try deny the wii its place in the gaming industry, it's no surprise to see people want to use the proven tech of the wii with the graphics of the PS3, so yea, to each his own.… Read more »

Mark
Mark

Here's how to look cool with your new move control:
1-Put on very large shoes like size 23
2-Dress very large pants with large red dots
3-Dress green satin shirt
4-Change color from Move Control to Bright Red
5-Detach the move silicon ball and attach to your nose
There you have it…

Jonnyboy
Jonnyboy

"tracks 2 points"

wow kid you really know how to make urself sound really dumb, what decade did you come from

bob
bob

"Leaning? I mean you can do that with a dualshock controller without a PS Eye " Dualshock's sensor + PS Eye = Kinect?!?!? Leaning to move in 3D, makes sense. Jog to run in a game. Kicking, HeadButting, duck, crouch… what buttons do I have to press??? Full body motion tracking! The move is cool, and accurate at tracking… but it only tracks 2 points. This fact limits Move's ability to even compete with Kinect. KICKING! People LOVE SOCCER!!! LOVE SOCCER! Not sure how Move can even attempt Soccer while only tracking my hands. Strap them to my legs?!?!? No… Read more »

Reigen
Reigen

moost upcoming games ive seen for the move, clearly were made with move in mind(sorcery, the fight, sports champions, etc), but im glad some of them like killzone3 and socom4 are going to hawe an option to play it with the move
and enabeling move support for already released games like biohazard5 and heavy rain is a great idea(aldow heavy rain was originaly made to work with move, as stated by Quantic Dream, incase you dident know)
sory if i misspeled anything, english isnt my best language

cell989
cell989

XBOTS are angry we PS3 owners will get to plat FPS with motion controls, while they get to dance and pet zoo animals

Mystery Man
Mystery Man

He's getting a wee bit upset after seeing that Move owners will be playing Killzone 3 in 3D with Move, along with SOCOM – whereas he will be pretending to pet a big fake Tiger. LMAO.

gunstar
gunstar

At least with more control options for most Move games, you can play it whichever way we want: with our DualShock3 or with Move & Nav controller and not being forced. Unlike with Kinect games rendering your two pricey 360 controllers laying there USELESS!

movemasterflex
movemasterflex

i brought the move a few days ago n the fun hasnt stopped since, i wasnt convinced b4 the release, but i am a changed man

Mark

Actually the Kinect games seem to have significantly better gameplay and graphics than successful Wii games.

Just Dance vs. Dance Central
Wii Sports vs. Kinect Sports
Wii Fit vs. Your Shape
Petz vs. Kinectimals

Certainly doesn't seem to be a bad strategy to address the Wii consumer. Wii has proven to be the fastest selling game console in history. If you want to get new consumers to buy an Xbox putting motion controls in Halo isn't the way to do it.

Slammaster Dunkerton
Slammaster Dunkerton

Considering all of the launch titles for Kinect just look like rehashed Wii games this criticism will probably come back and hurt Greenburg.

If I want to play a motion based video game I will buy a Wii. My XBox will stay Kinect free, yo.

Samsung Galaxy Tab: 10 Reasons to Buy from Verizon

Apple iPad 18ct Rose Gold Edition