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How PlayStation Move Works

PlayStation Move Games
Some gamers enjoying LittleBigPlanet 2 at E3.
Some gamers enjoying LittleBigPlanet 2 at E3.
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Twelve games were released alongside the PlayStation Move during fall 2010, with a total of 31 games supporting the system by the end of the year [source: PRNewsWire]. Sports Champions, much like Nintendo's Wii Sports, will come bundled with the Move and includes six sports games that demonstrate the Move's capabilities.

Some games, like Sports Champions and Sony's Eye Pet, are specifically designed for the Move. Others, however, will offer traditional control options in addition to supporting the Move. Upcoming games like Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, LittleBigPlanet 2, and SOCOM 4 are built upon established franchises that gamers have already played with regular controllers. The Move will offer a new way to play these games, but they won't be completely reliant on motion controls.

Sony's first-party games released exclusively for the PlayStation Move are priced at $39.99, which is $20 less than the majority of games released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Few games have been announced for the Move for 2011, but the third entry in Sony's first-person-shooter franchise Killzone will support Move controls.

Of course, Sony won't be the only company putting brand new motion control games on store shelves this holiday season. On Nov. 4, 2010, Microsoft will release their motion control system Kinect. And even though both Sony and Microsoft are trying to add motion gaming to their consoles, the two systems are surprisingly different. Let's take a look.