From a design perspective, the Move Controller is beautiful. Its smooth and round design fits into your hand perfectly. The Move controller feels much more comfortable than the blocky Wii remote. Most of the interactions will involve the large Move button in front for your thumb and the Trigger ("T") button in back for your trigger finger. The familiar four Playstation buttons are within easy reach of your thumbs as well. The Start and Select buttons were a little hard to find, which are embedded on the sides of the controller, but you will not use them as much.
The soft plastic white ball on top glows multiple colors. This is not just for aesthetic purposes; it serves as the primary way the controller detects the motion for the Playstation Eye. The Playstation Eye uses the colored light to help determine your arm movements (and allows you to play in rooms with dim lighting conditions, something the Kinect will be hard-pressed to match). When combined with the controller's internal gyrometer and accelerometers, it results in precision that is astounding. It is an amazing thing to wield a sword or a ping-pong paddle, move and tilt it, and have the on-screen animation match precisely what you would expect in real life. The colors also serve to differentiate players on screen for multi-player games (each players' on-screen cursor color will match their unit's glow).
The unit also has rumble capability, which augments game-play. It does not have built-in speakers like the Wii remote.
The move controller has been a great add-on to my ps3 console. You need the ps3 eye camera to work with it though. I've played sports championship 1 and 2 with it and I had a lot of fun. I've play tennis, table tennis, golf, and boxing with it. It's like I've been playing the sports in real life. It makes my body and hands move. What a great and fun way to exercise!
<p>These controllers are great. My kids love the Playstation Move setup. Each one of them has their own favorite color for the ball. We also really love the long battery life and how it charges through a mini-USB.</p>
I'm very happy with the PS MOVE, it takes the Wii's idea and improves it a LOT!
The move actually is more accurate and has depth perception and rotation detection on all axises and you can play shooters with our without a gun.
I'd recommend 2 controllers per person (not sure if it can handle more than 4 tho)
SPorts champions is a good preview of what the PSwii can do, but I can't wait for something better to come along, and it will eventually.
Wii is for kids, the PS3 is for more hardcore gamers who demand graphical superiority and PSwii does this.
The NAVIGATION CONTROLLER isn't needed for most games, but is recommended also.
Do yourself a favor and get this instead of a wii, or use this to upgrade your wii library with better graphics and controls (then sell the wii after a few years, cuz there will be a lot of good games out by then for the ps3)
<p>The playstation move is a great addition to an already superb console. The controls are more precise than the Wii Motion Plus, but on some occassions it is too precise. For certain games, the precision detracts from the enjoyment.</p>
<p>The cost is a bit high (controller for 49.99) and requires a camera, and potentially a second remote. For this reason, it's a hefty investment for a console that already costs a premium. The color changing ball is an interesting design, but it is soft rubber... not hard plastic. This is problematic if it gets near a chewing dog or baby.</p>
<p>this is a great addition to the ps3 system cant wait for many new and intresting games to come out for it.</p>
<p>It's a shame that Sony's new motion controller Move is so much compared to the Wii. Aside from the basic principles, Move is a lot different than the Wii. And if you ever played Wii and then pick up Move, you'll quickly be able to tell the difference. The accuracy with this thing is out of this world. It follows the wand with 1:1 motion and no lag at all(not yet anyway) And you can go into 3D space, like going into the the picture and grabbing something out, something the Wii couldn't do. But this review isn't about the Move VS Wii, so I'll shut up. I've played Sports Champions and Start the Party and some demo games, and this controller is perfect. It's built solid and it feel good in your hand. The glowing orb on top is actually pretty cool, but it's not just for looks, it actually has a purpose, and it's purpose is to help the camera follow the controller by following the light. This controller is still very new so I can't note on reliability, but I'm sure it's great giving it's from Sony.</p>
<p>good controller easy to use no prombles with it .easy for my 3 year old daughter to use to we got 3 extra controllers to play with the family .</p>