AM I THE ONLY ONE AROUND HERE that actually liked PS Move on PS3?
Product was a flop
PS Move sold around 15 million units, which is around 1 out of every 5 PS3 owners and below Sony's expectations
Lack of quality games
Software support for PS Move was also below Sony's expectations. Other than a few big games that could also be played with a regular controller (Killzone 3, Resistance 3, Infamous 2, etc.), there was a distinct lack of AAA experiences exclusively for PS Move.
However, I've seen some people saying it was horrible hardware, and that there were NO good games to be had. Personally, I don't see how they can say that. I'll give a few examples of games I played with PS Move and why I enjoyed them:
SO MUCH BETTER THAN WII SPORTS!! Frisbee golf, volleyball and Gladiator stand out to me as prime examples of the Move controllers implemented properly. In those games, the best way to get good was to pretend you're actually playing the sport. The direction, angle, and power of your movements translates extremely well to the corresponding on-screen behaviour.
I played through Infamous 2 twice. Once with the PS Move and Navigation controllers and once with the regular PS3 controller. I can honestly say that playing with the Move controller A) worked quite well with the controls, and B) was more fun than the regular controller. The studio did a great job adapting their game to use the motion controller.
The Fight: Lights Out
This game definitely had some frustrating issues. The "special moves" required unnatural movements that just didn't feel right and were not detected very consistently. The almost-mandatory gym training was a chore, and stupidly was the only way to make your movements more responsive (initially it feels like your character is fighting with 30lb weights on both arms).
HOWEVER, the basic mechanics of the game, i.e. the punching and blocking, were actually quite good. It provided a solid workout, since you really needed to punch hard IRL to get your character to punch hard. Once you get into the rhythm of things, it's a very cool experience that I don't think any other fighting game has come close to.
Start The Party
Marketed as a little kid or family game, this was actually a lot more fun than Mario Party has been in years. Another excellent implementation of the Move controllers, which overlayed the game's graphics on top of yourself and your room. Responsiveness was excellent, the games were unique and made good use of the Move controller's full range of motions (tilting, rotating, moving back & forth in 3D space, etc), and most importantly it was FUN! Great game to whip out with a few friends over as an alternative to the typical Mario Kart/Smash Bros party game.
If you're planning on getting the Playstation VR and you already have a PS3, I'd say go ahead and pick up a PS3 Eye camera, some Move controllers and a couple of these games on the cheap. This'll give you some fun experiences, while getting you used to the PS Move controller so there's no learning curve when you hop into PS VR.
What do others think? Is the hate that PS3 Move gets deserved or overblown? Do others have good experiences with the Move on PS3, or am I just a stupid, brainless Sony fanboy?