Move is to the PlayStation 3 what Kinect is to the Xbox 360 and the WiiMote is to the Wii. The latter comparison is most apt, as the Move is essentially a more accurate WiiMote: it’s a wand-like controller that you hold in your hand and move about, with onscreen actions reflecting your movements precisely. If you want to know what exactly it is and how it works, read our full PlayStation Move review. Its potential is staggering, from relatively realistic sword-fighting to tennis and light-gun games.
Even Sony admits that Move isn’t doing as well as it should. While the motion control peripheral sold 1.7 million units over the Christmas period worldwide, there’s still a feeling that it’s not getting the sales support that it deserves, particularly compared to Microsoft’s 18-million selling Kinect and the Wii.
The problem that both Kinect and Move suffer from is that they’re not their respective consoles’ primary methods of interaction, nor were they available at launch. Instead they’re optional accessories, and therefore they require titles that are specifically engineered to support them.
Sony believes that the public isn’t getting a clear enough message, but for many people the issue is that Move hasn’t got the games. Move works brilliantly with sports games such as Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 or Virtua Tennis 4, while adding a new dimension to first-person shooters like Killzone 3, Resistance 3 and Goldeneye 007: Reloaded – but this isn’t the sort of thing that pulls in the often casual gamer who has embraced Kinect and the Wii. So we’ve picked out some of the most promising Move titles with broader appeal and given them the full TrustedReviews treatment.