PlayStation Move pricing and release date revealed

Speaking during their E3 press conference, Sony has announced the release date for the highly-anticipated PlayStation Move. The motion-sensing game controller for the PlayStation 3 uses the PlayStation Eye camera to track the wand's position, allowing the integration of player’s movement into games.

PlayStation Move is set to hit store shelves on September 15 in North America, September 19 in Europe and October 21 in Japan.

On release, the PlayStation Move motion controller will carry a $49.99 price tag. A bundle with the PlayStation Eye and Sports Champions game will cost $99.99. The bundle will also be paired with a PlayStation 3 console for $399.99. The PlayStation Move navigation controller is sold separately for $29.99.

Additionally, Sony’s Peter Dille announced that there will be between 15-20 PlayStation Move titles available when the controller releases. Each will be priced at $39.99 with over 40 titles being available by the holiday season.

Sony’s PlayStation Move played a large role in the developer’s E3 press conference. The video game expo takes place June 15-17 at Los Angeles Convention Center.

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I was just on the EBGames website (here in Aus) and the Motion controller (the one with the xmas tree ball on the top) is RRP $68 and the navigation controller is $48! That's $116!

I'll still be getting it but for that price it better be damn impressive.

compl3x said,
I was just on the EBGames website (here in Aus) and the Motion controller (the one with the xmas tree ball on the top) is RRP $68 and the navigation controller is $48! That's $116!

I'll still be getting it but for that price it better be damn impressive.

In retrospect, now I'm thinking it might have been a better idea to buy an Xbox instead of a PS3 as Kinect will probably blow Move away quite nicely, especially with the ability for full body tracking rather than just a couple of hands, but eh... I'll still buy Move controllers when they come out.

I used to appreciate this kind of technology, but now it seems overdone..when I see it now, it doesn't give me that 'wow' feeling the wii did when they first unveiled the controller..

Sony has announced the release date for the highly-anticipated PlayStation Move

Motion controllers were very highly-anticiapated until Nintendo released Wii and couldn't keep up with demand for a few years. Now that the market is saturated I don't see much excitement for Sony's blatant rip-off except for the more personal suggesitons mentioned elsewhere in the comments

Nintendo must be thrilled to know that they are leading Sony's ideas and "innovations".

LaP said,
Am i the only to not care about Move, Wii and Kinect?

Not really, but you're probably the only one commenting on them while not caring.

ahhell said,
Good luck getting those "controllers" away from your girlfriend/wife.

lol

Yeah well, if you are good enough then this won't be a problem now. Or so they say.

So Wii has the funny name, and Sony has the funny-looking controller. Did they really need to make the "balls" that big and goofy?

I'd definitely need to try one of these to convince me that it is *that* much better than Wii + motionplus. I mean, three of the games they showed there were pretty much already in Wii Sports Resort (table tennis, archery and golf).

How many parts are needed for the full experience? Perhaps this will be good so that Xbox's Kinect will be made less expensive. However, Sony will have a big head start coming out a few months before.

It will be out sooner and cost less with nothing in September gettting in it's way... Sony will definitely get a huge head start out of this. well played

It might cost less if you are just looking at purchasing one move joystick, however; just say you have a few friends over, you would have to buy additional joysticks which will add up too quite a bit, where as with kinect it can support a few players from the get go, but at a slightly higher cost. Heh, just wait till there is a fps game that supports full body motion tracking for Kinect, all those dumb kids trying too act cool thinking they are all that will be teabaggin any chance they get.

majg said,
How many parts are needed for the full experience? Perhaps this will be good so that Xbox's Kinect will be made less expensive. However, Sony will have a big head start coming out a few months before.

It will be out sooner and cost less with nothing in September gettting in it's way... Sony will definitely get a huge head start out of this. well played

It might cost less if you are just looking at purchasing one move joystick, however; just say you have a few friends over, you would have to buy additional joysticks which will add up too quite a bit, where as with kinect it can support a few players from the get go, but at a slightly higher cost. Heh, just wait till there is a fps game that supports full body motion tracking for Kinect, all those dumb kids trying too act cool thinking they are all that will be teabaggin any chance they get.

majg said,
How many parts are needed for the full experience? Perhaps this will be good so that Xbox's Kinect will be made less expensive. However, Sony will have a big head start coming out a few months before.

It will be out sooner and cost less with nothing in September gettting in it's way... Sony will definitely get a huge head start out of this. well played

TCLN Ryster said,
So, you need to have two of these controllers for boxing, archery and other sports?

That's what it looks like.

Teal and Light blue... really, were there not enough colors to choose from, so you have to make 2 that almost look alike to most men..... And Pink and Yellow, really, who are they trying to market these things to? Horrible decision on the basis of looks alone.

Um... Sorry... Got a Wii Thanks. Using that instead. Can just stick a LED inside a pingping ball and stick it on top if I want it to look childish.

Towlie505 said,
What's up with the light bulb looking things?

The only think I could think of is they help the camera identify which controller is which...
EDIT: I found the information on that... http://www.playstationmove.org...aystation-move-hardware.asp

It was down so you'll have to look in a search engine cache if you want to read it. The ball is to track Z movement (closer/farther from EyeToy). The ball changes color to improve the contrast so it's picked up by the camera better.

It looks like they'll probably get broken off easily though.

Edited by Eric, Jun 16 2010, 4:32am :

GreyWolf said,

The only think I could think of is they help the camera identify which controller is which...
EDIT: I found the information on that... http://www.playstationmove.org...aystation-move-hardware.asp

It was down so you'll have to look in a search engine cache if you want to read it. The ball is to track Z movement (closer/farther from EyeToy). The ball changes color to improve the contrast so it's picked up by the camera better.

It looks like they'll probably get broken off easily though.

Well, I assume you won't be actually smashing them against things. That's the whole idea of a video game, I thought. Like you're not going to put a golf ball on the floor and then smack it with the controller, are you? Usually motion controllers suggest being used in a non-cluttered room, preferably with enough space to stretch your arms out in any direction, instead of going into a closet where you can barely fit your shoulders, let alone swing things around.

chadlachlanross said,
Wow, that's crazy cheaper than the Wii for the controllers. On the Wii they are like $90 per.

Where the hell are you buying your controllers? lol

chadlachlanross said,

Well, your $44.99 Motion Plus link is missing the nunchuck, so it's not a complete controller is it?

It's the same for Move. You have that Nunchuck Copy analogue stick adapter aswell. But you have to buy it separately. Even more proof it's a Wii Copy

chadlachlanross said,

Well, your $44.99 Motion Plus link is missing the nunchuck, so it's not a complete controller is it?

$17.99

So, that plus the wii motion plus = $62.98 Still cheaper than that package, and also cheaper than the PS3's Move motion and navigation at $79.98

xiphi said,

$17.99

So, that plus the wii motion plus = $62.98 Still cheaper than that package, and also cheaper than the PS3's Move motion and navigation at $79.98

Also, you get one with the Wii with motionplus and nunchuck for NO bundle price. It's the price price (In the UK) anyway as the original wii at £180 or even less. Sony charge extra for the bundle.

TechGuyPA said,
Why do I want to yell B-I-N-G-O when i see the Sony controller......

Hahahaha, I thought it looked like a "dobber"

Exactly. I was actually surprised by how you need at least TWO Move controllers to play a game, now imagine that you need four packs for you and your friends...

tonyunreal said,
Exactly. I was actually surprised by how you need at least TWO Move controllers to play a game, now imagine that you need four packs for you and your friends...

Not sure where you got the idea that you need 2 move controllers to play a game as that's clearly false.

Well if you actually watched the video above and checked out the MULTIPLAYER section where they are playing ping pong/table tennis, it CLEARLY shows both players using a MOVE joystick. So unless that is false then yah it would require 4 joysticks to play a game that supported 4 people which would be pretty costly.

Name two *simultaneous* multiplayer games that do not require each player to have the relevant controller.

games that need two controllers per player are much more of a concern.

This was in response relating to Kinect/Move where as with Kinect though at a higher price it can support multiplayer without having to buy additional hardware. Where as with Move cost is slightly cheaper, however if you want to play versus another person it would require another purchase. Now not sure how much people kinect can detect at once assuming four at least, however with move if it is a 4 player game that means you gotta buy 3 additional joysticks.