Why Sony's Playstation Move is NOT a Wii-moteCategory: Gaming, Manufacturers, Input Devices, Gadgets
Posted: March 10, 2010 07:45PM
Well Sony has finally revealed the official name for it's motion controller: Playstation Move. While it looks suspiciously like a Wiimote, there are several discerning features. One, there are no AA batteries to die. Both controllers utilize built in rechargeable batteries that use the same mini-usb cable that the regular PS3 controllers use. Second, the Move controller does NOT have to be pointed at the TV for it to work. By using the Sony Eyetoy camera as well as built in motion sensors, the Move will continue to work even if the Eyetoy camera is blocked. Another pretty cool feature is the ability for it to recognize movement in in the Z-plane. Since the Move controller has a colored sphere on the end, the Eyetoy camera can tell if you move away (sphere gets smaller) or closer (sphere gets larger) to your TV.
I don't know about you, but I can't stand the Wii-mote, it's jittery-ness and lack of accuracy really annoy me, it will be interesting to see how this compares. What do you think of the Playstation Move? Let us know in the comments or forums.