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Sony welcomes Move/Kinect comparisons, says Yoshida

Posted by DEVIL on September 21, 2010 at 7:14 PM

 

Sony Worldwide Studios chief Shuhei Yoshida has said the hardware manufacturer feels “lucky” that PlayStation Move has been frequently compared to Microsoft’s Kinect device, due to the fact it has bolstered media coverage of the new peripheral.

 

Unveiled at E3 2009, Move was somewhat overshadowed by Kinect (then known as Project Natal) in terms of press attention at the time. Despite this, Move has now muscled in on the limelight thanks to it being made available a full two months before Microsoft’s motion-sensing camera.

 

"[Ever] since we announced Move at E3 last year, I've always felt like we were lucky that Microsoft made such a big deal with Project Natal," said Yoshida, during an interview with GI.biz.

 

"In a broader sense, we are categorised as 'motion gaming' - if we were just doing Move, we wouldn't have had as much coverage and attention from media and consumers."

The executive went on to highlight the advantages of frequent comparisons between Move, Kinect and Wii, noting it has given punters a better understanding of Move’s unique attributes and a firmer grasp on what Sony is aiming for with the device.

 

"Because you have Kinect versus Move, or Natal versus Motion Controller... I've always felt that that helps to convey our message in terms of what's unique about Move. In our mind, from the beginning, we clearly understood the difference between what Microsoft is trying to do and what we have been doing. I feel like it's a great thing, to have the Kinect versus Move versus Wii comparison."

 

Check out our review of PlayStation Move here.

Categories: Playstation Move, Other, Xbox Kinnect

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