Motion Control the next Big Console Fight

Wii competition shows up from MS and Sony.

Published Wed, Jun 3 2009 2:17 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:36 PM CST
When the Wii hit the market I was an instant smash and not just because of the really cool commercials (you remember them with that cool music and the two guys in the smart car). What really caught the public's imagination was the motion sensitive controller. For one of the first times in modern gaming history gaming was not all about sitting on the couch and eating Funions.

Well after two years the rest of the game console crowd wants in on this piece of the gaming pie. Both Sony and Microsoft have announced motion controllers for their respective offerings.

So we now get to see who can make the best motion controlled gaming platform. This may throw a monkey wrench into the Wii's gears as both the XboX 360 and PSIII have better graphics and with the addition of motion controlled gaming might take back some of the market in the next year.

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We're in the motion-sensitive controller wars.

That much became clear Tuesday when, following on Monday's announcement by Microsoft that it was working on Project Natal, an impressive and complex full-body, hands-free motion-sensitive control system, both Nintendo and Sony revealed plans for new, advanced systems of their own.

Of course, Microsoft is the only real newcomer to this party. After all, Sony introduced the Eye Toy, a system that incorporated users' body movements into some games, years ago, and Nintendo's Wii vaulted to huge popularity on the strength of the innovative controls of its now-famous Wii-mote.

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