Nintendo and Microsoft Are Far Ahead Of Sony In Terms Of Rumble Functionality, Says Immersion CEO

“Sony is the only major console provider, who has basically not updated its rumble feature since the late 90s.”

Posted By | On 09th, Aug. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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You probably don’t know who Immersion is- this is the company that brings us the rumble and vibration hardware that is used inside of Xbox, Nintendo, and PlayStation consoles. In fact, they are so important, that Sony had a lawsuit with them in 2005-2007 and the PS3 ended up having to ship initially with a controller lacking rumble entirely.

So, you know- these guys are fairly important. They are basically responsible for our controllers having haptic feedback functionality. And now, President and CEO of Immersion, Vic Viegas, has said something the rest of us have long believed- that Sony’s vibration technology is far inferior to Microsoft and Nintendo’s.

“Sony is the only major console provider, who has basically not updated its rumble feature since the late 90s”, Viegas said. “Whereas others, like our licensees Microsoft and Nintendo have continued their investments in advanced haptics.

“Microsoft has introduced trigger functionality in the Xbox One and Nintendo has leaped ahead of the market with HD rumble”, he said.

The HD Rumble functionality in the Switch controllers is truly something else; meanwhile, the trigger specific haptic feedback on the Xbox One controller is great, too. I must admit that compared to how precise vibration feels with HD Rumble, Sony’s vibration feels almost… blunt in comparison. Hopefully this is something Sony invests in with the PS5 and DualShock 5.


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  • Ocelot forgot his meds

    Another superior feature on Xbox. I need to add it to the list…

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    • Thomas Hannah

      PUBG is gonna be on all platfoms.

    • LifeOnMars

      Exlcusive Games
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    • Fweds

      Netflix is on both consoles but the Xbox also has the far superior Ultra HD Blu-ray drive built in.

      Protato has No exclusive games.

    • LifeOnMars

      Sorry but I buy my consoles to play games.

    • Fweds

      Really ? Then maybe you should remind Sony of that when all they include in their next update is a NETFLIX update.

      Sony would not of sold many console’s if it wasn’t capable of multimedia as well, even if it is inferior multi media.

    • LifeOnMars

      True but they don’t rely on it.

    • Fweds

      Well actually you would be wrong there, Sony are relying on you to pay and Download or stream media from them whereas MS are giving the option of getting the best quality Ultra HD Blu-ray from wherever you want and at ‘no extra cost’.

    • LifeOnMars

      Well Sony have got F all out or me.

    • LifeOnMars

      LOL

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      Name ONE PsProtato exclusive ..

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  • Mark

    That’s one of the big things I stay on Xbox, the controller is near PERFECTION to me. The analog sticks (let alone their placement), and the shoulder triggers couldn’t be better for me. I will say that Microsoft still doesn’t know what to do with the darn bumper buttons tho, lol. Sony has the better L1 and R1 buttons, as well as the D-pad by a small margin

  • THE4point2TFLOPweakness

    MrXrat=Revolver Ocelot=Quimicomortal=same loser

    Take another L to the Sony Poopnie camp haha

    • Mr Xrat

      It’s going to be a great day when Xgimps are booted from this industry.

    • THE4point2TFLOPweakness

      Take the L Sony Poopny haha

    • chance

      Yeah good luck getting rid of the unites states. Get rid of us and then and only then will the Xbox go away.

  • crizz1066

    Is the rumble on Xbox that great, don;t find it added to much when I played.

    The HD rumble on switch is differtn and good. So yeah hopefully with the PS5 in few years time.

  • twinspectre

    who cares

  • Mr Xrat

    Rumble manufacturer tries to hawk more business for his company. LOL.

    I remember why Xgimps try to hype up their precious shoulder buttons. It’s not surprising, they don’t have much else to hype up.


 

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