PlayStation Move set for September launch

Hardware weighs in at 39.99/$49.99

Sony has announced that its forthcoming motion-based control system - PlayStation Move - will launch on September 15 in Europe, following in the US on September 19 and finally in Japan on October 21.

The peripheral which was shown in more detail at the platform holder's press conference as part of the E3 Expo week, will cost 39.99/$49.99/3980, with the Navigational controller available separately for 29.99/$29.99/2980.

Gamers in Europe will be able to purchase a special bundle for 59.99 that will include the Move controller, the Navigational controller, the PlayStation Eye camera and a starter disc, with PlayStation Eye available separately for 29.99. Gamers in the US will be able to pick up a bundle that includes Sports Champions for $99.99, while a bundle including a PlayStation 3 will retail for $399.99.

The company stated its intention to support Move with a strong software line-up, promising 20 titles available by the end of March next year - Heavy Rain among them - while those set for launch include:

  • Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition
  • Time Crisis: Razing Storm
  • Tiger Woods 2011
  • Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest
  • EyePet
  • Sports Champions
  • Kung Fu Rider

There were also new titles announced - one, called Sorcery (Spring 2011), was a third-person action adventure demonstrated the one-on-one fidelity of the motion controls, which SCEA marketing director Peter Dille had earlier branded unique in the games space.

Another, Heroes on the Move, will bring together six classic heroes including Jax, Daxter, Ratchet and Clank.

Dille also announced a partnership with Coca-Cola that will see PlayStation Move marketed on the company's drink products. "This will be one of the biggest brand partnerships we've ever had."

More information on all the news coming out of E3 this year is available on our special E3 event page.

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Elikem Jubey7 years ago
Consider surprised. Eye + Move + game = $100.

I'm almost sold.
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Private Industry 7 years ago
Would be interested in Move for Heavy Rain as this was so far the only game I could see myself playing with a motion controller and the gameplay would lend itself to motion control since I already have the PS Eye.
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David Spender Lead Programmer 7 years ago
That is a lot of value for your $100. Where it begins to get a little shaky is the $80 for each additional controller package. 4 player move is gonna set you back a lot of dough. But then again so does 4 player Wii.

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Private Industry 7 years ago
Advantage to the Wii should be that hopefully most games are also playable with a normal controller and not be limited to Move only (except the typical sports games/mini game collections).

At least the presentation at E3 was a positive surprise, I was expecting loads of casual games like MS showed for Kinect or Ubisoft did but Sony did seem to have some proper use for the Move and not only mini game collections/casual stuff.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Private on 16th June 2010 2:48am

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Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator 7 years ago
Wow I have to hand it to them that is genuine value for money. Kinect could learn a thing or two from this.

With the PS3 costing more out of this generation of home consoles I'd say it's quite neccessary to keep whatever costs they can low get more sales in. I expected Kinect to cost more than Move, this will surely put Microsoft under pressure.
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Mark Raymond Gamer; Consumer; Journalist 7 years ago
I think this is some pretty shrewd pricing, with enough space to discount when the time is right. Microsoft should probably be wary of pricing a Kinect bundle too far over $100 if they want to compete with Sony.
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I wish there would be a better MOVE redesign of the overall motion tracking device.
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