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Nintendo Wii: Sony Believes Hardcore Gamers Laugh At Wii Motion Controls

Sony says it can succeed where the Wii has ‘failed’ by bringing together both hardcore gamers and causal gamers with PlayStation Move, something Nintendo hasn’t been able to do according to the ever-arrogant Sony.

“Hard-core gamers have looked down their nose at motion gaming: it’s not particularly satisfying for them because it’s not terribly precise or challenging, it’s more social.”

“We’ll have games that the whole family can play that are very social, but we’ll also be able to do hard-core gamer games via a motion device that has never been done before. It’s too early to say what the killer app or signature game is but we’ll continue through the spring and late summer before we make a decision on which game is the poster child or the best one to move the Move.”

– Sony’s head of marketing, Peter Dille

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46 comments

  1. I wonder from where did the get their Playstation Move concept in the first place………

  2. oh, I bet their killer app is going to be another final fantasy, except this time you can POINT AT THE MENU BUTTONS!!!!! incredible. that is so hardcore.

  3. Honestly, I consider myself a hardcore gamer, and I see nothing wrong with the Wii. At least the wii remotes don’t look like dildos.

  4. It’s strange that they still haven’t decided on a title that is going to be the system seller if the device is to be release this autumn/winter. Obviously the killer app for Wii upon release was Wii Sports. I find it strange that they haven’t decided or shown off a title that they believe demonstrates the hardware significantly enough for people to flock in droves to purchase it.

  5. It is quite obvious that sony will wait till nintendo throws a killer app so, sony can steal it and, voila! there you go with move´s killer app

  6. “Sony” should be neatly placed in a dictionary with a highlighted description of….joke

    Nintendo rule!

  7. wow, sony made a big mistake! Nintendo never complains about what sony does, but sony just couldn’t resist to be jerks and say that nintendo basicly “sucks” (failure)

    ok, the Playstation move is a bit better, but complaining about it and telling it’s better then nintendo? that’s a failure!

  8. I can’t believe what Sony has become. I’m so glad I don’t review games for them anymore. The fanboyism is just laughable seeing that they’re in dead last place this gen.
    Xbox completely took over the hardcore/online crowd and now all they have left is this new controller to try and take casual gaming from Nintendo. I clearly see why Phil Harrison left now.

  9. The audience Sony wants will go for the cheapest console. $300 plus another $50-$100 or $200 with a free game included (Add $50 for Wii Sports Resort if you want).

    In no way has the Wii failed.

  10. And guess what, when the 3DS comes out, they will say it doesn’t cater to hard-core gamers, but their 3DPSP is soo totally hard-core. They just haven’t found the hard-core poster child yet…

  11. okay wait wait sony has got like 3 maybe 4 fans and its bashing at ninteno and saying that its better then nintendo’s 500000000000000 and just incase anyone says i’m a fanboy, i like the 360 but sony can suck my anus

  12. Wow are you serious Sony?! Your just intiminated because the Wii sold WAY more than the PS3. I’m thinking about not purchasing Sony merchandises if they keep it up like this. It should be friendly competion, not bashful ones.

  13. “It’s strange that they still haven’t decided on a title that is going to be the system seller if the device is to be release this autumn/winter. Obviously the killer app for Wii upon release was Wii Sports. I find it strange that they haven’t decided or shown off a title that they believe demonstrates the hardware significantly enough for people to flock in droves to purchase it.” – Sickr

    And we know the absolute killer game for Wii MotionPlus will be Zelda 2010. Come E3, Sony’s gonna get a big slap in the face with the Zelda trailer (or probably demo).

  14. Yeah, um sony? I like your games and system, but honestly, as a HARDCORE GAMER, I like the Wii better, MW2 is fun, but I’m still gonna buy the conduit 2 and probably play it more.

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  16. Well they have announced “family games” which the wii did perfectly. However the wii isn’t designed for the nerdy desocialite “hardcore gamers”. Who cares Sony? Wii is so much fun, it has been a long time since I used my ps2. Also I love it that they copied the idea of motion!

  17. omg.. just shut up sony, because you are making yourself look like a total A-hole.. Well honestly, i used to be your fan.. this is heartbreaking.. seriously.. stop barking..

  18. Sony believes they are superior to Nintendo in every way and 3 more.

    Sony also believes Global Warming is a myth, and that Unicorns are real.

  19. i understand it is wrong what sony said but it is the truth about hardcore games on wii they dont sell hardly at all i get sick and tired of people saying and look whos in last place because the ps3s price is the only reason ps3s were not selling until the slim last year and wiis sells are dropping since then. and im not just a sony fanboy i love nintendo also(ms is the worst) but im looking the thing is wii only has is mario metroid and zelda to keep it alive and thats not a bad thing since they r some of the best games and always will be but wii needs updates. now 360 has nothing but Galo.

    1. “The ps3s price is the only reason ps3s were not selling”

      I wouldn’t be so quick to say that. I can think of at least one other factor: it’s the only console that hasn’t been cracked yet. I guarantee you that where I live, the PS3 doesn’t get 5% of the market precisely for that reason. With original games being sold in the US$ 85-140 range[*] and no rental business to speak of, almost no one will buy a console with solid anti-piracy protection in here.
      [*] You can double that range in practice since people also often earn less.

      Also, while Microsoft doesn’t get much exclusives, it still has Halo and Mass Effect. The Playstation isn’t really identified with any franchise anymore. Even Street Fighter IV ended up on the X360. And people do buy consoles based on franchises, make no mistake on that.

      “but im looking the thing is wii only has is mario metroid and zelda to keep it alive”

      You know, I keep seeing this argument and while it’s generally true, I wonder if it isn’t a self-fulfilling prophecy. No More Heroes gets a charismatic character, makes a bunch of so-called ‘hardcore gamers’ get interested in buying a Wii but still, people go out of their way to ignore the franchise even after it has sold more than half a million copies. Madworld is the most gratuitously violent game out there and people seem to go out of their way to forget it’s a Wii title – and developed by SEGA to boot. The best Silent Hill game since SH3 has just come out… for the Wii, and it promises to revitalize the franchise with a new solid gameplay, and people still go out of the way… You know the drill.

      Fact is, the Wii seems to rest on the old Nintendo franchises because that’s how the so-called ‘hardcore gamers’ want things to be, not how Nintendo itself envisions it.

    2. Some people need to know a M rating does not = hardcore. Putting hours into a FF game or Zelda is in my opinion much more of a hardcore thing than mindless gore and violence.

      1. You are exactly right. Why do we get labeled childish not-as-intense gamers? Because we play games that young children can play too? Because its not gushing blood out of every seam? Yes. I have over 500hours on my Pokemon Diamond game I bought when it came out. I have replayed Twilight Princess numerous times (lost count). I mean, who says I’m not hardcore? Some 60 year old playing Halo in his mother basement? It’s all ridiculous.

  20. one more thing i had to say but i forgot i still dont remember so ill say one more thing dont hate until it is actually out hey atleast we have seen demonstrations of move unlike natal in which what ms loves to only do show it once and just once so hype builds and then it ends up a bombshell with tons of disappointments oh and what a great show of natal for the one and only time seen in which it lagged every second during the demonstration yippie PS SONY AND NINTENDO KILLS ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. The problem here is not the sales, it is the fact that sony has copied nintendo’s idea of motion sensor, and claimed that they will reign with it.. Dont they remember that they actually mocks nintendo before, when wii were announced with the motion tech? i dont know about others, but this annoys me. a lot. and now they are mocking the 3ds..

  22. One question. Who created this “fanboy” term? It sounds so childish. Had to be the later generations cause i could never see myself going around using that term in context. Thats all people seem to use these days and in my opinion is pathetic. Lets group up and be mature about it.

    Now on to subject. Just cause someone takes something successful and attempt a better iteration of it doesnt make them a bad person. Thats just how things evolve in all aspect. Of technology: cell phones, computers, games, tvs, cars, microwaves, etc etc. Instead if “hating” just embrace and let technology evolve like its been doing for centuries.

    Sony is calling out Nintendo to get an audiance to look in their direction and say “look”. We wii has its marios, zeldas, metroids, pokemons. They ALWAYS had that and each console they release you KNOW its going to happen. So Sonys going to offer a similar experience but take to the next level. There wont be marios, zeldas, metroids, pokemons…if you want that theres something called Wii.

    As a PS3 adopter, knowing that sony is releasing something similar to that experience of the wii, i can sit back and determine if i want to jump into the motion dept cause honestly when i categorize the wii, look at the library of games…they just look so childish and not entertaining to me. Maybe for a few minutes to sport infront of family but its not worth me investing the $200 games.

    Im not completely sold on sony’s device either ill ATLEAST let it hit the market 1st before i make irrational final verticts just to sound cool infront of like minded individuals.

  23. This is all just marketing to get the info out there. That DOESNT determine the quality of the product. The product determines the quality of the product and the support.

    Dont be quick to say look at sonys track record and say they wont support it. Seems like they are really putting some steam behind this new device. The idea isnt new but the device is. Lets see how it pans out when its actually in our hands.

  24. I would call myself a “hardcore” gamer for lack of a better word and I am largly nintendo exclusive (bar a few PSP/PS2 games I keep around) I play unhealthy amounts of pokemon, zelda, maro etc… And they are all fun! The thing I noticed halfway through the PS2/Xbox days was that games were becoming too serious and less fun and in general the 360 and PS3 are continuing this while Nintendo have always been Family (not child) orientated and focused on fun.

    Don’t get me wrong I still play adult games like resi 4 wii and house of the dead though the GC offerings like resi zero and eternal darkness outstrip them gameplay wise (though wii controlls rock)

  25. Hmm. This guy sounds like one of thsoe one-uppers. But in his case, he is making me less likely to even consider trying the playstation move. Does anyone agree with me that sure, nintendo doesn’t have MANY “hard core” games out there, but they have some, and some are really nice? Sony acts as if wii is plain crap. It’s not, but then again, anything could be better. Sony needs to quit actiing competitively against microsoft and nintendo and do something different, and not do the same things the other two are doing. I’ve always been a nintendo fan boy, but honestly, as I’ve gotten a lot older and read about things here and there, I’ve gotten more mature about the topics, and I pretty much hope all companies can do things to make consumers happy, (that doesn’t happen all the time though) But then again, anything can be better.

  26. I can’t understand how they can mock motion controlling when move is the same exact shit. It baffles me.

    1. Yeah, so far it does seem like the exact same thing. I mean, what else could it do that is MORE than the Nintendo wii’s wiimote? (other than it being more “precise” or something along those lines. It’s wrong that they mock the wii, but in its own, I think the move would be acceptable if it wasn’t backed with unnecessary comments.

      1. Or maybe I’m just being dumb. Idk. I agree with MagNuM-OPs though, about the “fanyboy” term. I used it to describe myself a couple years ago in one of my posts in this, but it is ridiculous when it’s used in arguements. If people took criticism, or didn’t give any at all, idk. I don’t know about a lot of things. Toooo tired to type more of what’s on my mind as well. :O zzzz

  27. Sony is so fucking cocky but they never actually deliver with their games. They need to face the fact that they pretty much rely on Nintendo for everything from their controllers to their games. The copying alone would be bad enough, but then they go out and badmouth the people they’re just ripping off. Oh well, I bet Sony’s already trying to come up with an excuse for when Move sells like shit.

  28. man i could not stop laughing when i saw this piece….. of…… shit they call a motion controller and some people thought the wiimote was bad lmfao

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