It's been a busy week for gaming. Both Microsoft and Sony detailed their motion sensing solutions and with Kinect for Xbox 360 launching in November and PlayStation Move hitting this coming September, we're expecting a huge face off when the holidays hit.
Though they're aimed at the same demographic, Kinect and Move are quite different. While Move, similar to Nintendo's Wii, requires one or two controllers, Kinect tracks the player's body rather than a piece of hardware. This makes for quite a different experience because you don't have anything to physically hold but allows for a wider variety of movements that involve your entire body instead of just your arms and hands. That said, a lot of people don't like the idea of not having a controller in their hand and are even less enthusiastic about the idea of jumping up and down like a lunatic in their living room.
Microsoft's Kinect is priced at a simple $149 or $299 for an Xbox Arcade and Kinect. Sony's pricing is a little more complicated in that they've got a few different bundles and Move actually requires two pieces of equipment with an optional third piece for the full experience. There's a PlayStation Move Sports Champions bundle with the PlayStation Eye, a Move want and PlayStation Move Sports Champions, which costs $99.99 and the optional navigation controller (sort of like the nunchuck for the Wii) rings in at $29.99. A Move wand by itself is $49.99 and if you don't have a PS3 yet, you can pick up a bundle containing everything for $399.99.
Today's question of the day is: If you had to choose, Playstation Move or Kinect for Xbox 360?