Nearly four years on from the introduction of the Nintendo Wii, Sony has released their competitor; dubbed PlayStation Move. The small wand-like device is clearly aimed at not only extending the life span of the PlayStation 3, but at growing the user base with some more casual party oriented games and experiences that will appeal to the hardcore gaming community. Let’s take a look at the characteristics of the hardware first.
Comprised of two separate devices (a third if you count the optional navigation controller – more on that later), PlayStation Move requires not only a new controller, but the previously released PlayStation Eye camera. The reason for this, and the secret of its performance gains over the Nintendo Wii, lies in this dual setup.