Friday, June 11, 2010

Move and Natal interest remains low

Sony’s PlayStation Move and Microsoft’s Project Natal might not gain the traction both vendors were hoping for, according to a report by OTX.

Just eight per cent of Xbox 360 owners plan on buying Natal, while six per cent of PlayStation 3 owners plan on investing in Move, according to the research.

It will be interesting to see if either vendor is able to get that number up, because at six or eight percent of the install base, not many developers will create games that require the use of either technology – it simply wouldn’t be worth their while, especially when compared to the Nintendo Wii whose owners are 100 per cent guaranteed to be own a Wiimote controller.

An interesting possible point of comparison could be the Wii MotionPlus add-on. Outside of a few high-profile games, there are very few games that effectively use the add-on, and even fewer that demand the player have one. I don't imagine Sony and Microsoft would be looking for such a niche user-base with their own releases.

Source: IGN

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