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Natal will destroy Sony’s motion controller

Submitted by on Tuesday, 23 February 20108 Comments

Michael Pachter has once again emerged from his fortress in the clouds to thrill us with yet another amazing prediction.

For Sony’s sake we hope this one is way off.

It’s going to be an interesting year in terms of new peripherals.  Microsoft’s Natal and Sony’s motion controller are going to provide an interesting – if different – take on gaming.  We are looking forward to it, as long as we don’t end up with ‘generic party game’ being released five times a year.

Not everyone sees it as a fair fight though.  Struggling with the sleeves of his straight jacket, Pachter had the following to say;

“I think that the Sony motion controller will have some problems gaining traction, since it is not an “in the box” solution.  That will probably limit adoption to one or two million at the outset.

A year or so after launch, there will be 10 million [Project Natal units] out there, which will probably attract more third party support.”

Now, we aren’t maths wizards here at PS3 Attitude, but that means Natal would eclipse the motion controller by at least 5:1 – this seems like a tall order, especially with the PS3’s recent sales hike.

We think Pachter should leave the predictions to Mystic Meg.