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 (NYSE: SNE) PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) Xbox 360 may target more avid gamers, but they're each coming up with their own answers to the Wii.

In this video, 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.

Watch the video to hear the whole story:

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