Sony’s PlayStation Move motion controller has enjoyed a successful enough launch, but that has not stopped some from ridiculing it for an apparent inability to function in brightly lit areas. Sony’s suggested solution: play in the dark.
Fortunately for Sony, not too much fuss has been made about the issue.
The technical explanation is likely that the unit’s camera is unable to track the motion of the controller’s ball (which glows for just this reason) under bright light due to contrast issues.
Whilst supplying a darkened room is probably no problem for most gamers, it is perhaps at odds with the casual-friendly image Sony is desperate to project.