Sony: Don't Bring Wii Shovelware to Move

By Shawn Collier on May 24, 2010, 11:32AM EDT
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When Sony unveiled the PlayStation Move controller, one couldn't help to notice that it functioned very similarly to Nintendo's Wii. This aspects has led many to worry that Sony's PS3 console will become inundated with shovelware ports of Wii titles.

This would be a disaster for Sony considering the reputation the Wii has garnered with the non-casuals, so it appears that Sony is working to make sure this doesn't happen to their upcoming product.

"Our challenge here is to make sure you're doing it with the right games and the right genres", Sony's senior vice president of publisher relations Rob Dyer told Gamasutra, "and that's where we're spending a lot of our time, going back to people and going", 'Good idea. Bad idea. Good idea. Yeah, not so good idea.'"

Rob Dyer also brings up the fact that the "other thing you also see is less and less of that shovelware on the Wii, because people realize it costs money...even at a $19 or $9.99 price point, it doesn't sell", reiterating the fact that their company isn't interested in rehashing old Wii games for a quick buck.

It remains to be seen how this move will affect the Move's success, but it's clear that Sony are putting their foot into the ground on this issue.

Source: Gamasutra

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