Nintendo was the first to introduce a motion controller back in 2006. It was certainly a pioneer for years creating a niche of its own and gaining millions of fans. However, this is no longer the case, as PlayStation and Microsoft have blurred this distinction by releasing their own versions of a motion controller called “Move” and “Kinect”, respectively.
With the battle for supremacy between PlayStation and Microsoft, I compare PS3 Move to Kinect and highlight the differences between PS3 Move and Kinect.
Kinect is unique in its ability to capture your body movement without the need to physically hold a controller. The Kinect consists of a webcam-like webcam (the Kinect sensor) that has the ability to capture 3D motion, as well as facial and audio recognition. Players interact with their console through a combination of well-designed user interface and spoken commands. While a hands-free motion controller is appealing to someone like me, other gamers will probably prefer closer interaction with their game, which is where the Move excels.
Move bears a similar resemblance to the Wii controller but differs in its capabilities (especially the ability to track movements in 3D). The Move consists of a motion controller wand and the PlayStation Eye camera which is used to track both the position and movement of the wand. The players’ interaction with the game is through the help of the buttons and not their body movements. I must say that the Move leans towards hardcore gamers, while the Kinect seems to be courting families and casual gamers (there’s also an additional controller called a PS3 navigation controller that you may need to buy for some PS3 games).
Here are some of the things to keep in mind when comparing the differences between PS3 Move and Kinect:
Distance from cameraNote: If you’re thinking of buying the Kinect, you should be aware that you need to be at least six feet from the sensor for proper interaction (this is more of a challenge in the UK considering the way most phones are designed). houses).
However, PS3 Move is less demanding, as you must be at least one meter away from the PlayStation Eye Camera. You should also make sure that the distance between you and the motion controller is clear of debris and objects to avoid bumping into them during gameplay. To optimize the audio level when setting up the Kinect, make sure the sensor is at least 1 foot from any sound source.
Where to put the camera: Both motion controllers can be placed above or below your TV. However, Kinect requires more space than PS3 Move. You’ll want to make sure your gaming area is well lit behind the motion controller and not in front because controllers don’t react well to sunlight. In some cases, you may need to purchase a riser.
Easy to use: You will find that Kinect is easier to use after you set it up. The user interface is well laid out so that any casual gamer can get started, but learning how to use the buttons on the PS3 Move controller can be intimidating for any newcomer. On the other hand, PS3 Move responds better to your movements than Kinect.
price comparison: The Kinect is more expensive than the Move controller, but it supports two players. You will need to purchase a second pair of controllers for the second player on PlayStation.
GamesNote: There aren’t many PS3 and Xbox 360 games that take full advantage of this technology right now. However, considering the fact that they are relatively new, you can be sure that things will change soon.
The Kinect so far seems to be winning the war with record sales in the first few months of its release. For neutrals, this is nothing more than a win-win situation, as we can be sure that these innovations will pave the way for amazing gaming experiences in the future.