PlayStation 4 Camera to Compete with Xbox Kinect after Iisu Upgrade.
The 'Iisu' package is expected to bring the PS4 camera directly in competition with Microsoft Xbox's Kinect.
The development package is capable of tracking the movements of four players at a time and is the technology behind Ubisoft's dance game Just Dance 2014.
Just Dance 2014 is "just the beginning of the types of games that can be created using Iisu in conjunction with the PlayStation Camera," (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/438877/new-software-enhances-ps4-cameras-full-body-motion-tracking/) stated a representative to CVG. "The 3D gesture recognition capabilities provided by iisu give PS4 game developers the ability to create a wide variety of virtual and augmented reality games, and allows PS4 to compete directly with Kinect yet at a better price point."
Sony PlayStation Camera for PS4 is sold as a separate product in the market and features two camera lenses. The PS Camera also serves as an upgraded version to the PS3 and PS2's single-lens PlayStation Eye.
The camera is said to detect body motion, along with pin-point detection of the lightbar placed in the front part of the Dualshock 4 controller.
Rivals Microsoft's Xbox One console comes packed with the new Kinect sensor bar, which includes much sophisticated motion-detectors and cameras.
PS4 Has Only $18 Profit Margin on Dualshock 4
In related news, Sony is leaving a very narrow profit margin for its controllers. The Sony PlayStation 4 controller Dualshock 4, which is priced at $399 in the market, would cost the company $381 in making and assembling the controller, (http://allthingsd.com/20131119/teardown-shows-sonys-playstation-4-costs-381-to-build/) according to All Things D.
A similar teardown of Sony PS3 was also done when launched, revealing that it took $805 to build the console which the firm sold for $599, though the production cost came down over the course of time.
A contrasting example shows the teardown of Apple's iPad Air. The product sells for a minimum of $499 but costs only up to $274 to build and assemble, leaving the firm with a big profit margin.
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|Publication:||International Business Times - US ed.|
|Date:||Nov 19, 2013|
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