When Sony gave a demo for a new camera-based motion controller at the last E3, it was clearly overshadowed by Microsoft's Project Natal, at least in the eyes of many, present company exculeded.
What a difference a year makes. Now, at GDC Sony has shown us the project again, only this time with a name and a bevvy of support. Move, the new motion wand from Sony, has over 30 developers currently making games, and it offers motion control that the Wii can only dream of having.
In fact, the reality is that when you watch the Move in action, you can't help but think, "Wow, it's like a really cool version of the Wii!" And therein may be Sony's problem.
Sony had dedicated itself to heavily promoting the Move, and with good reason, it allows for everything the Wii does, but on a more powerful console: the Ps3. The only problem? Many of us already own a Wii, and "me too" products rarely seem to do well, even if they are improvements.
I'm a big fan of alternative input devices, and the Ps2 EyeToy games are some of my favorite party tricks, but for the Move to really make a splash, it's going to have to move beyond being a replacement for the Wii.