Sony: PlayStation Move is not Wii HD

Sony has sent out a message alerting consumers that PlayStation Move is definitely not Wii HD. Nope. It’s “a complimentary product” with “a different proposition”, according to the firm.

“It’s inevitable that people would say this is Wii on PS3,” Sony Comptuer Entertainment Europe head of UK PR David Wilson told MCV. “But we see it as a complimentary product. It’s a different proposition.”

“And let’s not forget, we’ve been in this space before with EyeToy and all the rest of it. There are learnings there. It’s not alien territory for us but we need to educate people about the potential that it has.”

Sales director Mark Howsens says that Move is all about skill while Wii is all about play.

“Wii was deliberately pick up and play. We completely understand that and, let’s be honest, they’ve done a superb job.

“I think with Move it’s all about appealing to skill. It’s about the learning curve that’s built into the experience. It provides that satisfaction you’re talking about. The more you play the better you get. That’s part and parcel of the traditional gaming experience.”

We’ll see how Move proves itself at next month’s E3 expo. Look forward to it.

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