Analyst: Natal is “technological solution in search of a problem”

Wednesday, 24 June 2009 12:21 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creutz isn’t impressed with Natal. In fact, he reckons Sony’s motion-sensing set-up for PS3 is a better propostition for the hardcore gamer.

“Natal appeared to me to be a technological solution in search of a problem,” said Creutz, speaking to Gama.

“I had a very hard time envisioning playing Modern Warfare 3 using Natal,” he said, adding, “By contrast, I had a very easy time envisioning it (and enjoying it) using Sony’s control/motion capture scheme.”

Creutz added that Microsoft is aiming at Wii’s casual audience with Natal – “a difficult proposition given that you’re essentially asking casual gamers to upgrade twice during the cycle.”

Thanks, Joystiq.