Nintendo Wii vs. PlayStation Move: Reggie Fils-Aime Speaks

By on March 17, 2010

What’s the word, gamers!  So, ever since the PlayStation Move was officially unveiled last week at GDC 2010, it’s been the talk of video game town.  Inevitably, parallels have been drawn between it, at it’s similarly designed predecessor, the Nintendo Wii Remote.  Despite what anyone says, these two controllers are filling the same niche… they’re vying for the same audience.   With Microsoft’s Project Natal added to the fray, an all-out motion-control war is a-brewing!

In fact, the smack talk’s already begun, albeit more akin quick jabs than haymaking left hooks.  Drawing first blood, none other than Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime.  In a recent Industry Gamer interview, Fils-Aime did not hesitate to downplay the viability of PlayStation’s nascent motion-control platform:

Consumers love the Wii. What’s going to motivate them to spend minimally $300 for a new [PS3] system, plus minimally $100 for the Move motion bundle? So [as a consumer] now I’m into this for $400 and I still have to spend money on software. What’s going to motivate me to do that?

Thems sound like fighting words, RFA.  Hmmm, is Reggie Fils-Aime cool enough to have his own 3-letter acronym, a la Neil Patrick Harris?  Maybe.  You have to admit, RFA’s got a point.  Plus, to me it seems like quite a few PS3 owners tout themselves as both hardcore gamers and Wii-haters.  So… one might say that current PS3 owners that early-adopt the Move  may have just been suffering from Wii-envy all this time.


About David Scarpitta

I am a critical guy, and love to review and give my professional opinion on just about anything. Though have a love for tech/gaming and music alongside the cinema. You can catch me consulting and developing the net any day of the week.