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UK pricing for new PS3 tech confirmed

Wed 16 Jun 2010 3:49pm GMT / 11:49am EDT / 8:49am PDT
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Amazon taking Move preorders, UK PS Plus fees revealed

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Following the announcement that the PlayStation Move controller would go on sale from September, major UK retailers Amazon and Play.com have already opened pre-orders.

The new add-ons will be available from September 15. Currently, Play has set pricing for the Move itself at £39.99, the Navigation controller upgrade at £29.99, and a bundle containing Move, a PlayStation Eye and a demo disc sits for £49.99. Amazon asks a pound less for the Move and Navigation, but has bumped the starter pack price to £59.99.

This may be seen as unfavourable pricing for Britain, given the Move is €39.99 in Europe and $49.99 in the US.

Additionally, UK subscription pricing for PlayStation Plus, the premium upgrade to PSN, has now been revealed. 12 months will cost £39.99 (€49.99 in Europe, $49.99 in the US) a period during which Sony claims subscribers will have access to £200-worth of content. If a subscription is not renewed, any games or content downloaded during it will no longer be accessible.

6 Comments

"If a subscription is not renewed, any games or content downloaded during it will no longer be accessible. "

Rip off ?

Posted:3 years ago

#1

Terence Gage
Freelance writer

1,288 120 0.1
Sensible pricing for the Move; I'll probably wait for second-generation hardware before deciding whether to purchase, but it's definitely within impulse buy territory.

Posted:3 years ago

#2

Phil Elliott
Project Leader, Collective; Head of Community (Live Team)

157 25 0.2
As far as I'm aware, that doesn't include content you've specifically paid for, which means that it's basically the same principle as the Napster music subscription service - which, while it might not be as popular as the iTunes model, is definitely a solid alternative.

Posted:3 years ago

#3

Mark Raymond
Gamer; Consumer; Journalist

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Considering not a lot of this stuff appears that essential, losing it all if you cancel your subscription doesn't seem too bad, but then why pay for it in the first place?

Dilemma?

Posted:3 years ago

#4
The pricing seems reasonable, but losing content on expiration of subscription denotes this to be a loan-type service whereas the general public are use to owning content when purchased. This could cause some wee problems.

Posted:3 years ago

#5

Steve Bailey
Webmaster

5 0 0.0
How much of the content will be for hardcore gamers instead of children? $200 of content could mean alot of rubbish. Will this also include FirstPlay?

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Steve Bailey on 19th June 2010 3:31pm

Posted:3 years ago

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