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Tech Expert Claims PS Move is More Precise Than Kinect

June 14, 2010 Written by Zak Islam

Sony’s motion controller, PlayStation Move, is touted as the most precise motion controller on the market with true 1:1 motion tracking, while Microsoft’s motion technology, Kinect – which was previously known as Natal – takes a different approach with their technology by having no controller whatsoever. Now, a tech expert claims that the PlayStation Move is indeed more precise than Kinect.

BBC technology expert, Rory Cellan-Jones, said:

I was not quite convinced that Microsoft’s technology would deliver for hard-core gamers. It seemed to work well on fun Wii-like games where you didn’t need too much precision – I’m not so sure how whether it would deliver on a first-person shooter.

He continued when comparing the PlayStation Move to Kinect:

I’ve had a go on Sony’s Move motion control system, which is unveiled on Tuesday. Sony’s solution is much less radical. It has retained the controller, now adorned with glowing spheres which interact with a sensor unit on the television.

This makes the whole experience less physical than with Kinect, but it also delivers a lot more precision. Sony showed us a table tennis game which seemed to mimic the real thing much more closely than I have seen elsewhere.

The PlayStation Move will be showcased at Sony’s press conference tomorrow so expect more information regarding the motion controller come Tuesday.