Let’s give credit where credit is due — We have Nintendo to thank for the Kinect. No, we’re not saying that they came up with the idea first. But it probably got pushed up in Microsoft’s list of priorities thanks to resounding success of the Wii. And while the sales of the Wii have been tapering off, it still is the highest selling current-gen console with over 90 million units sold compared to the 60 million each for the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3. The Wii’s innovative controls caught the attention and imagination of people everywhere and possibly had a hand in bringing our favorite device to us sooner.
Let us also not forget that aside from the Wii and the Kinect, Sony tried their hand at motion gaming as well. Their output was the Playstation Move. And while it did not resonate as much as the Wii and the Kinect, there are still people out there who are doing stuff with the device. Today’s video is an example of that.
According to our KinectHacker, Alexander Mordvintsev, the demo is combines “point cloud coming from Kinect with PS3 Move wand position and orientation coming from PlayStation3.” Mordvintsev says that some calibration is required to match the two different controllers.
While there isn’t a lot at this point, I am curious to see where they end up taking this project. There are some advantages to having something solid in your hands when you’re trying to control something and maybe they can achieve that by throwing something like the Playstation Move in the mix.