Sony Moves In On Wii Territory

Sony moves fast to spruik its new motion controller system to rival Wii and Natal.

Sony’s PlayStation Move platform will be the answer to the Wii motion controller and the Xbox 360’s upcoming Natal device.

The PlayStation Move platform, including the motion controller, sub-controller, and PlayStation Eye camera is claiming to deliver an innovative and highly immersive experience on the PS3 system.

The combination of the PS3 system and PlayStation Eye camera detects the precise movement, angle, and position in 3D space of PlayStation Move motion controller, allowing users to play the game as if they themselves are within the game.

PlayStation Move motion controller delivers accuracy through its motion sensors, including a three-axis gyroscope, a three-axis accelerometer, and a terrestrial magnetic field sensor, as well as a colour-changing sphere that is tracked by PlayStation Eye camera.

Through PlayStation Move system, both fast and subtle motion can be detected, whether the user is swinging a tennis racket, or painting with a brush. With the controller, users can provide direct input through action buttons and an analog trigger, while receiving physical feedback from rumble functionality and visual feedback from the sphere’s ability to display a variety of different colours. PlayStation Eye camera can capture the player’s voice or image, enabling augmented reality experiences.

The sub-controller is a one-handed device developed to further expand the game play options that PlayStation Move games can offer. PlayStation Move sub-controller features a sleek curved design that pairs with the motion controller and comes with an analogue stick and directional buttons that allow users to control the game when moving characters or choosing a direction.

It comes with a built in lithium-ion rechargeable battery as well as Bluetooth technology, enabling the controller to transfer the input information wirelessly to the PS3 system without a cable. PlayStation Move motion controller and sub-controller will further broaden the gaming experience on the PS3 system for all genres, from games that use one motion controller to games that use both controllers.