So, if you listened to everything Microsoft said about Kinect compared to everything Sony said about PlayStation Move, you'd think they were radically different, diametrically opposing pieces of technology. But when we turn to an actual game developer, the story is much different.
It is certainly a strong holiday season for gaming, and the new motion controllers are right at the front of it all. Microsoft just announced it has sold 2.5 million Kinect cameras for the Xbox 360, and now Sony is touting its latest number for the PlayStation Move - 4.1 million.
Microsoft aims to make its motion-sensing peripheral a global holiday hit, announcing today that it will bring Kinect across the Atlantic Ocean less than a week after it hits store shelves in the US.
Sony's motion controller for the PS3 has already climbed into the top 10 video game items at ToysRUs.com, encouraging a strong beginning for the inventive PS3 controller.
Peter Molyneux, the man behind such high-concept video games as Black & White and Fable, says that Sony's Playstation Move is not really distinguishable from the Wii's motion controls.
The first official commercial for the PS3's Playstation Move controller is now online, and it takes some pretty blatant and harsh jabs at the competing motion-sensitive technologies used by Nintendo and Microsoft.
EyePet, a Playstation 3 game that was announced years ago and appeared to have just disappeared from the North American release calendar, will be one of the first to use Sony's new motion controller.