PlayStation Move "so much more accurate than Wii"

Sony's upcoming Wii-style motion controller, the PlayStation Move, is much more accurate than Nintendo's popular Wii motion controller. At least according to the CEO of Dundee-based developer Cohort Studios who are working on one of the first PlayStation Move titles.

Speaking in an interview with Develop, the Cohort Studios CEO Lol Scragg said, "The PlayStation Move is a great piece of hardware. It has a fantastic feel to it and it’s incredibly accurate. We’ve had no issues with it, and the hardware and the libraries have come on well."

Scragg went on to say how be believes both Sony and Microsoft's motion control offerings will help bring round core gamers who feel that motion control is just a gimmick.

"Having used both controllers a lot, I’d say it was clear that the Move controller is so much more accurate [than the Wii]. And it’s not just across the X and Y-axis either, the Z axis is really accurate as well.

"I understand that, if you read any of the forums, you’ll [see] people state they don’t need motion control, but that’s because they’ve likened motion control to the Wii. Once Sony and Microsoft start releasing their own games for their motion controllers, I think the core will come round to it."

In the interview, Scragg goes on to say that he believes motion control should only be used in games where it will work well, rather than trying to add motion control to every game.

"I don’t think every game can work with motion controls," Scragg said.

"Some things just don’t fit, and I’m hoping – with these new motion controllers – developers don’t say ‘oh we’ll just force in motion controls’ because it would add something new."

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And I'm not being a PS3. I'm fine and always will be for a Wii. Not wanting that piece of stupid looking stuff by a copycat company. 100% Fine with Nintendo. I prefer Nintendo's games anyway. And I'll be getting a 360 then too soon with Natal when it's out. So i'll be fine with the two better consoles.

An exclusive development studio knocking the competition (which was previously a gimmick but somehow, isn't now?) and claiming their rip-off, 3+ years later is better *shock*

It certainly looks much nicer than the Wii. More accurate/advanced ect. However all the complaints about lag worry me. Wii seems to be relatively fast, never noticed a lag. Then again they only had kiddy games so you don't really notice.

Even if its good, I probably won't use it. I never liked the motion in sixaxis. I just like playing old fashioned I suppose.

Xero said,
Then again they only had kiddy games so you don't really notice.

What, like Resident Evil, Metroid, Red Steel, etc.?

Cohort Studios is a Playstation development house with zero Wii games. How do they know the Move is more accurate than the Wii Remove if they've never developed a Wii game?

GreyWolf said,
Cohort Studios is a Playstation development house with zero Wii games. How do they know the Move is more accurate than the Wii Remove if they've never developed a Wii game?

Good point

GreyWolf said,
Cohort Studios is a Playstation development house with zero Wii games. How do they know the Move is more accurate than the Wii Remove if they've never developed a Wii game?

I'm sure they own one, someone does... I mean you want to get into specifics you can find a lot of things... lol

chisss said,

I'm sure they own one, someone does... I mean you want to get into specifics you can find a lot of things... lol

It is in their break room next to the Xbox 360. They needed something better to do during lunch...

Too late for Sony on this. Chances are, either you already own a Wii (which every game is supported with motion, not a one or two game gimmick) or you're holding out for Natal for the 360, which if it's as good as it sounds, is going to clobber both. Why bother with the slightly improved knockoff?

Well this far I am not impressed, last time I saw their swordfighting game it wasn't one to one movements any longer, you did certain moves to make the characters do certain moves...

And the only shooter I've seen is a third person one, that would just feel weird...

Ill jump move i guess, might be because I've already got my dose of motion controllers with my wii

****ING STOP THE PRESS!

A product released 3-4 years later is more accurate than the one before it!

Who would have thought...Most useless piece of news ever.

Not only that but if we switch our brain to the "on" position we'd give Nintendo enough credit to know that they're working on their next innovation which, like the Wii, will bring a brand new element to gaming. Sony will downplay it at first, later adopt it, then claim that they invented it.

ahhell said,
I should be more accurate. It's 3 years newer. If it wasn't, then Sony's R and D sucks donkey nuts.

Completely agree, I'm sure if the big N wanted to redo this now they could do it better as well.

It is Sony doing their "We are late to the party but we now have something better" statement (again)

ahhell said,
I should be more accurate. It's 3 years newer. If it wasn't, then Sony's R and D sucks donkey nuts.

Yeah its kind of like saying "Hey, I'm the XBox 360, and I'm more powerful than a Playstation 2". It rates highly on the "No S**t Sherlock" factor.

I am gathering this is based on the core wii controller and not with the wii motion plus. Of course its faster if you compare a 2009 corvette to a 2004 corolla.(hypothetically)

I have no doubt it is technically better, but both Sony and MS have to show us some software that we want to use that utilises the hardware. Until then it doesn't mean a huge deal really.

Nintendo have steped up its advertising campaign in the UK lately, showing off celebs using motion controller in a 'fun living room' type of scenario, this is obviously them trying to convince people that they are the be all and end all in motion control because when MS and sony bring theirs out, and devs make games that use them, then nintendo are in a spot of bother.

The main differentiator and appeal of owning a Wii is soon to be gone, for a tiny bit more money you can have a system that has miles better motion control, media features (home network etc), online gaming, games for everyone, downloadable games, far better graphics etc etc.

I'm going with MS's controller less slution (Natal), this is going to open up so many 'fun interactvegames and add better usability to media features and addtional fuctions to hardcore games (think backup players in shooters, helping to reload, fix tanks, throw grenades etc - things that dont interfere too much with gameplay but add fun to the experience).

I dont like hype, but from what Ive seen both MS and Son are onto winners here, the only looser is Nintendo.

duddut2 said,
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The main differentiator and appeal of owning a Wii is soon to be gone, for a tiny bit more money you can have a system that has miles better motion control, media features (home network etc), online gaming, games for everyone, downloadable games, far better graphics etc etc...
Casual gamers do not care about these things.

duddut2 said,
Nintendo have steped up its advertising campaign in the UK lately, showing off celebs using motion controller in a 'fun living room' type of scenario, this is obviously them trying to convince people that they are the be all and end all in motion control because when MS and sony bring theirs out, and devs make games that use them, then nintendo are in a spot of bother.

The main differentiator and appeal of owning a Wii is soon to be gone, for a tiny bit more money you can have a system that has miles better motion control, media features (home network etc), online gaming, games for everyone, downloadable games, far better graphics etc etc.

I'm going with MS's controller less slution (Natal), this is going to open up so many 'fun interactvegames and add better usability to media features and addtional fuctions to hardcore games (think backup players in shooters, helping to reload, fix tanks, throw grenades etc - things that dont interfere too much with gameplay but add fun to the experience).

I dont like hype, but from what Ive seen both MS and Son are onto winners here, the only looser is Nintendo.

People need to understand. ITs the software. Nintendo sold tons because of the software. Nintendo knows what its doing. Sony and microsoft think tacking on motion related gaming will have them beat nintendo.

Nintendo knows how the casual audience thinks. They know how to make software that the casual audience will like. The casual audience likes quirky things. They dont have to be the prettiest graphics. They have to be enough to convey the feeling. The game has to be pickup and play .

Untill sony and microsoft realise this nintendo will always get more of the casual market.

majortom1981 said,

People need to understand. ITs the software. Nintendo sold tons because of the software. Nintendo knows what its doing. Sony and microsoft think tacking on motion related gaming will have them beat nintendo.

While I agree, doesn't Nintendo also have the lowest attach rate in the market? Certainly Wii Sports and Wii Fit were massive hits but I wonder if things would have gone without those two specific titles.

Certainly though MS and Sony need a killer app each to sell their product and really, they should be making that app free with the hardware.

Smigit said,
While I agree, doesn't Nintendo also have the lowest attach rate in the market? Certainly Wii Sports and Wii Fit were massive hits but I wonder if things would have gone without those two specific titles.

Certainly though MS and Sony need a killer app each to sell their product and really, they should be making that app free with the hardware.

Just for the Wii Fit Plus, I'm thinking about getting it. But if Sony/Microsoft have something in the works for something similar, I won't be buying a Wii. I'm waiting now until at least the holiday season to see what's coming from both companies. I want a Wii Fit style game for the PS3. If someone releases one for the 360, I might bring it back out of the closet.

The kind of people who own a Wii and enjoy the games don't really give a damn about accuracy so that's not really a selling point for Sony's 'Move'.

TCLN Ryster said,

Lol, its short for Lawrence you know.

really? I've never heard of that. all I know is he makes me LOL... I wonder how a CEO is taken seriously in like say a conference...
And here to introduce the new game... CEO LOL! LOL SCRAGG!!! GIVE IT UP EVERYONE!!! lol

Yup, X years in and Sony finally has a platform they can beat Nintendo in... Motion Control... sorta... maybe... when it comes out...you know, hopefully this holiday season...MAYBE with a game or two... and possibly with slightly more developers onboard then the tony ride skateboard got... you know, depending on pricing.

n the interview, Scragg goes on to say that he believes motion control should only be used in games where it will work well, rather than trying to add motion control to every game.

This. Stick to it.

And this will be a big issue for both MS and Sony going forward. Developers will have to decide whether they want to design a game for the entire console market or the subset of those users that own the motion devices. If they go the later or a middle road and get it wrong consumers will pick up on it quick and the more it happens the more likely it is players will be turned away from it.

Also what works well on Natal may not necessarily be the same as what works well on the Playstation Move which will be a huge consideration for anyone looking to release cross platform titles.

I hope developers don't force the use of these controls where not appropriate but if anything I fear it might bhe a tough sell to get people developing for it at this point in the consoles life.

I'll believe it when I own a game that uses motion control and can judge for myself.

I do remember getting annoyed at the Wii's motion controller though, it didn't seem as responsive as I would have liked.

To be honest man. If it wasn't true, I'd be worried. How long as the Wii been out? How dated is it's technology?

If it wasn't more accurate with the technology now available...well then, Sony suck.