PlayStation Move vs. Microsoft Kinect
PlayStation Move vs. Microsoft Kinect
4:56

PlayStation Move vs. Microsoft Kinect

Desktops
-What's up, Prizefight fans? I'm Brian Tong and this is another Prizefight that you, the people, have been asking for. Gamers, get ready. It's a Prizefight punch out between the Play Station Move and Microsoft Kinect. Our judges for this fight are Associate Editor Jeff "Back That Thing Up" Bakalar, Senior Associate Editor Scott "The Bottom Line" Stein, and myself, Brian "Hong Kong" Tong. Now, we'll take all 3 judges' scores and average out to the nearest tenth each round. The final Prizefight score will be an average of all rounds using the same decimal system. Who will be the motion control master? First round is design. The Play Station Move is a multi-p system. Its Play Station Eye Camera has remained the same since 2007 and it could really be sleeker. The Move controller is sleek and sturdy, but it could either be a wand with a glowing ping pong ball or an adult toy, not that I know. Its navigation controller isn't required but there are a lot of pieces to the puzzle here. Now, the Kinect sensor is a one and done. It's not the smallest piece of hardware and it might be difficult to find a convenient flat space to position it, but it wins style points for its sleek design that reminds us a little of Wall-E. -Wall-E. -Microsoft's Kinect takes round 1 with a 4, and Sony's Move gets a 3. Next round is setup. If you think these systems are just plug-and-play, it's not that easy. With the Play Station Move, you just have to plug in the camera and synch the controllers to the systems. It's actually relatively easy to setup. But calibrating the controllers in between games can be annoying. Lighting will be important here but space isn't that big of an issue. Now, the Kinect's initial setup can be tedious and take almost up to 10 minutes. But once calibrated, it's good to go. You also need decent lighting, but the biggest challenge here is space, so get ready to move some furniture. If you don't have at least 6 to 10 feet of playing space, well, this might not be worth getting. The Move takes round 2 with a 3.7 and the Kinect gets a 3. So, after averaging 2 rounds, Microsoft leads by just 1/10 of a point. Round 3 is interface and control. These are 2 totally different experiences. The Move is really like Wii HD. It's a motion controller with a high level of accuracy and the navigation controller has analog sticks that cater to a more hardcore audience. What you'll notice here the most is its precision especially with shooters. The Kinect is unlike any gaming experience we've seen. You can use your hand to navigate menus like "Minority Report", or control functions with your voice. With Kinect, your hands, arms, and legs, and even your booty, are part of the game play. But there can be a subtle delay from your movements and what's translated on screen. It all depends on what you're looking for. But between our 3 judges, Kinect gets the edge with a 4 and the Move gets a 3.7. Next round is software support. We're still waiting for more Move titles that showcase what the technology is capable of. Killzone 3 is the first evidence that motion and precision can go together. But many other games just have Move support tacked on. The current batch of dedicated Move exclusive games feels like the same things we've seen on the Wii, only with better graphics. Now, Microsoft's Kinect has games that are made just for the platform and there are several that really make the technology shine. Kinect Adventures is a great party game. You can't deny the cuteness and interactivity of Kinectimals, and Dance Central is the killer app. You'll be getting friends who never danced to shake their groove thing even if you don't want them to. Microsoft takes another round with a 4 and Sony gets a 3. So, after averaging 4 rounds, the Kinect leads by 4/10 of a point. The final that decides it all is value. All right, let's break down the Move cost. The Play Station Eye is $40. The Move controller is $50. And for advanced games, the navigation controller is an additional $30. Sony offers a $99 bundle with the Eye, a Move controller, and a game. But for 2 people, you'll still need an extra controller. So, you're really talking about $150 minimum for a setup with 2 people. Now, the Kinect is $150. It's about half the price of a console, but it's still pretty much around the same price as a Move setup and you don't need any additional hardware--just the Kinect sensor. The final round ends in a tie at 3.3 points a piece. So, let's average out all 5 rounds. And in a battle that was close early, the Kinect started to pull away taking this battle 3.7 to 3.3 and is your Prizefight winner. Now, the winner for you might depend on what kind of gamer you are. But ultimately, it's up to the software developers to showcase both of these technologies. But you know what I can't wait to get home and play? Kinectimals. I'm Brian Tong. Thanks for watching. We'll catch you guys next time on another Prizefight.

Up Next

Prizefight: Apple HomePod vs. Google Home Max
pf-homepodvshome

Up Next

Prizefight: Apple HomePod vs. Google Home Max

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo -- 6 months later
pfsmarthome.jpg

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo -- 6 months later

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. Apple iPhone 7
pfcellphones.jpg

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. Apple iPhone 7

Apple's AirPods vs. Bragi's The Headphone
pfheadphones2.jpg

Apple's AirPods vs. Bragi's The Headphone

AirPods vs. BeatsX
pfheadphones.jpg

AirPods vs. BeatsX

PS4 Pro vs. Xbox One S
pfxboxvsps41.jpg

PS4 Pro vs. Xbox One S

Google Pixel XL vs. iPhone 7 Plus
pfpixelvsiphone.jpg

Google Pixel XL vs. iPhone 7 Plus

Sling TV vs. PlayStation Vue: 1 year later
pftvstream.jpg

Sling TV vs. PlayStation Vue: 1 year later

Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive
pfvr.jpg

Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

Apple HomePod 2 Gives Great Sound, but Is It Too Expensive?
homepod-review-00-04-41-23-still113

Apple HomePod 2 Gives Great Sound, but Is It Too Expensive?

Meet the Recyclable, 3D-Printed Home
biohome-2

Meet the Recyclable, 3D-Printed Home

The Most Exciting Phones I Want to See in 2023
screenshot-2023-01-27-at-15-42-00.png

The Most Exciting Phones I Want to See in 2023

What We Expect From Samsung Unpacked 2023
galaxy1

What We Expect From Samsung Unpacked 2023

How Apple Gets Us to Care About VR
cnetstillvr

How Apple Gets Us to Care About VR

DOJ Stops Hive Ransomware Network
hive-cms-image

DOJ Stops Hive Ransomware Network

Most Popular All most popular

Easy Ways to Lower Your Utility Bills and Save Money
yt-reduce-your-utility-bills-v3

Easy Ways to Lower Your Utility Bills and Save Money

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

How See-Through Solar Panels Could Bring Renewable Energy to Your Windows
trans-solar-panels-seq-00-06-11-19-still001

How See-Through Solar Panels Could Bring Renewable Energy to Your Windows

How to Decide Whether to Rent or Buy a Home
yt-money-rent-buy-v1-1

How to Decide Whether to Rent or Buy a Home

New Solar Shingles You May Not Even Notice
solar-shingles-2

New Solar Shingles You May Not Even Notice

Meet the Recyclable, 3D-Printed Home
biohome-2

Meet the Recyclable, 3D-Printed Home

Latest Products All latest products

Testing Apple's New M2 MacBook Pro and Mac Mini
macbook-pro-and-mac-mini

Testing Apple's New M2 MacBook Pro and Mac Mini

Hands On: Google Android Auto in Volvo's New EX90
google-booth-seq-00-08-05-25-still002

Hands On: Google Android Auto in Volvo's New EX90

Hands On: Acer's 3D Stereoscopic Screen
c0270-mp4-02-36-54-21-still001

Hands On: Acer's 3D Stereoscopic Screen

'Hey Disney' Comes to Amazon Echo Devices
ces-disneyalexa-00-01-11-14-still001

'Hey Disney' Comes to Amazon Echo Devices

Hearing Dolby Atmos in a Car Blew Me Away
ces-dolby-00-00-55-13-still001

Hearing Dolby Atmos in a Car Blew Me Away

LG Display Shows Sweet Racing Setup with 45-Inch Curved Screen
lgdisplays-3

LG Display Shows Sweet Racing Setup with 45-Inch Curved Screen

Latest How To All how to videos

Connect a Meta Quest 2 VR Headset to a PC
pc-vr-5

Connect a Meta Quest 2 VR Headset to a PC

Cast Your Meta Quest Headset to a TV, Phone or Browser
cast-2

Cast Your Meta Quest Headset to a TV, Phone or Browser

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam
1203246975312353-pnmdl8bwygpxcjffhlcf-height640.png

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account