With the advent of seventh generation gaming consoles, Sony caught a head start with its release of the PlayStation 3, along with Microsoft’s Xbox 360, and Nintendo’s Wii, becoming one of the world’s most popular gaming consoles. With over 320 million units of PS3 games sold, it is difficult to not consider the fame and influence of the various games, some of which have become bestselling and remain players’ favorites throughout.
The PS3 ships in with latest accessories, such as the wireless Dual Shock 3 and the Sixaxis movement controllers, the wireless Precision controller, the Driving Force GT controller, BD remote, the PlayStation Eye, digital video recorder and numerous others in the array. The most talked about accessory, with a forthcoming release in late 2010, is the PlayStation Move motion sensor, which is the first of its kind. This accessory will support games which are based on remote player movement. The Move works in close conjunction with the Eye (web cam), to detect player’s movements of the head, trunk, hands and feet, required to perform during the game. The sensors are powerful and detect even the most subtle or minor movement of the player, which is then reflected through the avatar in the PS3 game.
New Move games to hit the PS3 market, along with the release of the accessory, are Echocrome II, Beat Sketcher, EyePet, Kung Fu Rider, Start the Party, Rail Shooter, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, Sports Champions and Time Crisis. Weekends will never be the same once the PS3 Move moves into the house, and chances are that entire schedules will topple. I’m looking forward to throw some kicks at the Triads of Kung Fu Rider in the streets of Hong Kong, check how fast I can dodge missiles in Rail Shooter, tee with Tiger Woods PGA Tour or dance to Start the Party.