December 2003 | Vol. II - No. 12
Though new to consumers in November, the EyeToy ($49.99) has already sold 1,000,000 units in
“One of our goals was to bring realism to gaming, while broadening the reach of the audience,” says Jennifer Clark, PR Manager for Sony Computer Entertainment. “We’ve opened the technology up to third party developers, so they can incorporate it into more advanced games.”
EyeToy’s current offerings won’t be called “advanced” by anyone familiar with video games. Games such as “Kung Foo,” where cartoon-like ninjas leap at the player to be swatted and chopped; or “Wishy Washy,” where players must use their arms to “clean” soap suds from the TV screen, are more about fun than realism.
Kids love Sony’s EyeToy
But Sony obviously sees greater potential in EyeToy’s technology. “The camera is built hi-tech, with an eye toward the future,” said
EyeToy Groove, a dance-oriented game, will debut this month with new songs from Madonna and Micheal Jackson.
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