While I think motion control is the future of gaming controls, I am witholding judgement until I can see first hand the PS Move. I feel that like all technology there will be many improvements made and yet to come.
With that said I don't think this will be a major issue for Nintendo. The Wii has a following due for the most part to its games, not the controller. I got my Wii because I have two little girls and wanted them to have a wide selection of games that they could play or that we could play as a family.
The Nintendo line has always been ahead of the curve whereas everyone else has had to play catchup. I have no issues with Sony, in fact I have both a PS1 and a PS2 that I still play often, but I think they will continue to lag behind Nintendo. The move does put them ahead of Microsoft though.
Release Date: September 15, 2010
Exclusively on: PlayStation 3
Developer and Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Sony has finally revealed the name and form of its new motion controller for the PlayStation, the PlayStation Move. Like Nintendo's Wiimote and Nun-chuck, it also has an off-hand peripheral with a joystick. Unlike the Nun-chuck, there is no cord, and, unlike the Wiimote, the Move has;
Please pay attention, Nintendo.
According to Sony, the Move has better motion tracking than the Wii. Oddly enough, each controller (both mainhand and offhand) count as a ;controller; for the PS3;s 4 controller cap. This means that only two people will be able to play with both hands at a time. For a group of three or four, players will only be able to use the main hand controller.
The PS Move also requires the Playstation Eye. While the Wii uses infrared to detect the location of Wiimotes, the Playstation apparently uses the visible spectrum of light.
This also explains another odd feature:
colored material. Rather, it is sort of pearly and transparent. Three LEDs inside theoretically allow it to be any color in the spectrum, and it uses its connection with your Playstation Eye to tell which colors would be most vibrant and easy to see based on the color content of the room.
The colors, Duke, the colors. Apparently, the bulb at the end of the Move is not made of a colored material. Rather, it is sort of pearly and transparent. Three LEDs inside theoretically allow it to be any color in the spectrum, and it uses its connection with your Playstation;s Eye to tell which colors would be most vibrant and easy to see based on the color content of the room.
Joystiq has a gallery of numerous close pictures of the Move, which you can check out here.
PHOTO GALLERY: http://www.joystiq.com/photos/playstation-move-joystiqs-photos/#/0
PLAYSTATION MOVE TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wuvia1-Mw8