Nintendo's (OTC BB: NTDOY.PK) Gamecube may have been in afterthought in the last generation of gaming consoles. But when the Mario maker's Wii console debuted, drawing in the casual gamer with its brand-new motion-sensing technology, gaming executives paid attention. Sony's
In this video, Fool.com analyst Eric Bleeker talks about Sony's Move controller and Microsoft's Project Natal, and whether they have a chance to beat the Wii in motion-sensing gaming.
The technologies for each are slightly different from the Wii -- a new controller for the "Move," and camera-based movement capture for Natal. Bleeker doesn't think Natal will disturb the waters too much -- it will be hard to build a base of users large enough to justify the cost of building quality games for what is essentially an add-on. The economics might be against it.
However, when the next generation of consoles rolls out, Nintendo will have its hands full.
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