Waggles At Twenty Paces

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This year's E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles has two of the biggest game companies go literally head-to-head in...waggle.

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Nintendo has had Wii Remote motion control since the console went on sale back in fall 2006. Sony, however, is adding a motion controller called to the Move to the PS3 later this year. While Sony has already shown off its motion controller, this will be the first opportunity for some players to check it out before it launches.

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And they can check it out right across from the Nintendo booth at E3.

Certainly, the Move might not be a Wii Remote, but they do look similar. Heck, they both have wrist straps, too. (Well, of course they have wrist straps! What did you expect?)

The close proximity of Nintendo and Sony will allow folks to compare for themselves.

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Microsoft, meanwhile, be located in another hall and surrounded by third party publishers. Flailing, it seems, has no comparison. Yet. Dun-dun-dun.

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Thanks, Jeff for the tip!

DISCUSSION

anthonyhasgame
AnthonyHasGame

I'm calling that Nintendo announces an updated Wii remote that has motion plus built it. This will help sway some thunder away from the other new controllers. Since all new controllers all be an add-on to an existing console anyway, this makes sense.

Nintendo is really lucky with their position actually. No matter what the other companies do, since they are a hardware generation behind they could easily trump an announcement. I think it's a little too early for a Wii HD, but I expect it in a year or two (or announced earlier if a competitor starts a commotion).

Nintendo's real threat, and they called this, will be from Apple in the portable market. I'm wondering how they will compete with their new handheld. I'm also curious to what Sony has in the handheld department, if anything.