Sony Outlines PlayStation Move Bundles and Pricing Details
Today Sony's Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller has outlined the upcoming PlayStation Move bundles and pricing details.
To quote: I know a lot of you may be wondering exactly what you need to start playing motion-controlled gaming on the PS3.
So, here's a primer that spells out all the great options that will be available and how much it will cost you to get up and running with PlayStation Move.
The PlayStation Move platform consists of the PlayStation Move motion controller, the PlayStation Eye camera and, of course, the PS3 system. We'll offer various options for you to choose from depending on what hardware you already own and what kind of PlayStation Move experience will satisfy you. Here's a breakdown of prices depending on your current situation.
What Move Setup is Right for You?
I don't yet have a PS3
- Your best option: *PlayStation 3 Sports Champion Move Bundle
How much it will cost? $399.99
I have a PS3 and nothing else
- Your best option: **PlayStation Move Bundle
How much it will cost? $99.99
I have a PS3 and PlayStation Eye camera
- Your best option: Move Motion Controller
How much it will cost? $49.99
*The PlayStation 3 Sports Champion Move Bundle comes with: a PS3 system, 1 PlayStation Move motion controller, a PlayStation Eye Camera, the Sports Champions Blu-ray game and a PlayStation Move game demo disc.
** The PlayStation Move Bundle comes with: 1 PlayStation Move motion controller, a PlayStation Eye camera, the Sports Champions Blu-ray disc game and a PlayStation Move demo disc.
For those of you who own a PS3 already, the PlayStation Move Bundle is the complete Move package, offering everything that you, your friends and your family need to enjoy PlayStation Move in both single-player and multiplayer modes.
The PlayStation Move platform is designed to be flexible. We've done our best to give you plenty of options, both in terms of gameplay and hardware, so you can customize your PlayStation Move experience to fit the way you game.
For the vast majority of PlayStation Move games, you can play with one motion controller when playing solo. There are some titles that give you the option to play single-player with one *or* two motion controllers if you would like, such as Sports Champions.
It's completely up to you. One title launching this fall that is an exception worth noting is The Fight: Lights Out, which requires two motion controllers to deliver the best possible experience, tracking both arms and your head with one-to-one precision.
In many games, when you're playing against friends or family, you can all share one motion controller - in a game like Start the Party!, for example, players can just pass the motion controller around.
You will need more than one motion controller only for simultaneous game play - for example, if you're going head-to-head with a friend in a Sports Champions gladiator duel, you will each need your own motion controller.
The PlayStation Move Navigation Controller is an optional add-on that brings directional buttons, an analog stick, and two face buttons into the PlayStation Move's control scheme. The sleek Navigation Controller essentially replicates the left side of the DualShock 3 controller for familiar and natural control.
At $29.99, we think it's a wonderful supplement to the PlayStation Move platform, especially for games like Heavy Rain, where you control a character, but it's not required for any of the PlayStation Move games. The DualShock 3 controller that came with your PS3 will let you do everything the Navigation Controller does in all PlayStation Move titles.
It all goes back to the PlayStation philosophy that every consumer is different, and everybody benefits when you get to make your own choices. An extra motion controller or a navigation controller are additive to the PlayStation Move experience. For some of you, aiming a bow and arrow with two motion controllers in Sports Champions will be the enhanced realism you're craving; for others, one controller will work just fine.
Bottom line is, we've got you all covered. We hope we've provided enough great options for all of you out there and can't wait until you can get your hands on PlayStation Move come September 19th.
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I like that they outlined what you need to get started with Move. The biggest problem is someone like me though. I already have the PS Eye (got it with Eye of Judgment). So my only option is to buy the Move wand, and game.
Both of which does equal less than the bundle that includes the Move/Eye/Sports Champions, but not by much (around $10). And I'd still need to get a Nav controller (yes i know it's optional, but i want it).
There really should be a bundle for people that already have the PS Eye. Like give the Move wand, Nav controller, and game for a lower price.
I know it's probably a futile wish, but being a Plus member, I hope they would give some type of discount or coupon for us to buy the Move.
07-15-2010 #3Banned User
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hmm, what i still dont understand on the move is what will i get for 49,99?
in every video where they show games for the move or cyneticmovment they have two of them in the hands and present the features.. but on the pictures on amazon and so on, a playstation move contains only a stick for one hand o.o
do i have to buy two playstation move (2 x 49,99) that i can play the games they presented?
Pretikewl.. They could have done a bundle for those with the camera.. like two playstation moves for a bit less or whatever..
they will never do it though.. all they are, are money pigs.
i guess they think we are stupid, they show you all these sorts of bundles to look like they think of the consumer.. pfftt yeah right.
07-15-2010 #5Banned User
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nice one.. for one playstation move i have to pay 40euro for the main controller and 35euro für the secondhand controller.
thats scamming. 75euro for a controller is scamming, i will not buy them. i was exiceded about this controller and planed to buy one but the price is much to high for what it is for.
Wow, this is lame. The move controller looks cheap with the light. I hope some good games comes out with this!