Originally Posted by NorthJersey
if MS wants mass adoption of Natal they won't charge $150 this Xmas season, considering that Move will be almost 1/2 the cost when Sony releases. I realize that Move is just a wand without the intricate camera that Natal uses, but both are out to compete with the Wii. Wii has always been a big seller because of price, ease of use and so called family games. If MS and Sony want to move in on that then they need to match those 3 that Nintendo offers
if Natal is $150 then MS can't expect adoption of this until the 2011 Xmas season if it's discounted within the year
Move will not be half the cost.http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2...ation-move.ars
"There's a lot of hardware, and it will be expensive.
Sony claimed that you'll be able to buy an entry-level Move setup for under $100, and there will also be a hardware bundle that comes with everything you'll need to get started. The problem is that the entry level may not include everything you need to play every game.
Sony showed multiple demos that required two PlayStation Move controllers, and others that required a secondary controller as well as a PlayStation Move. And you'll need the PlayStation Eye to play anything with the Move controller. So to be able to play all the games shown at GDC, you'll need two Move controllers, a PlayStation Eye, and a secondary controller. Somehow, we doubt those four pieces of hardware will be included in the entry-level bundle.
Combine all that hardware with multiple players and you're going to have a mess of controllers. Yes, the Wii suffers from this problem as well, but the Wii is already in people's homes, and it's available for a much lower price. If you're interested in motion control, you probably already have one. This is the same problem rhythm games are suffering fromhow many of these wands and secondary controllers and nunchuks and sensor bars and cameras are people going to tolerate? How much are people going to pay for scads of extra hardware on top of their $300 PlayStation 3 systems?"
the only thing Nintendo has going for it is family games. it's not cost. 360 is cheaper. it's not ease of use. both 360 and ps3 are equally easy. how hard is it to put in the disc and play?
as for natal names, wasn't "wave" one of the possibilities for the sony device?
whatever name that they come up with will be lame. they might as well go practical. maybe just "Sensor". so the Microsoft 360 Sensor.