E3 2010: PlayStation Move Out on September 19th, Under $99

E3 2010: PlayStation Move Out on September 19th, Under $99

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At its E3 2010 press conference, Sony announced that its PlayStation Move motion controller would be coming out on September 19th, and it would be under a hundred smackers.

Sony confirmed that its motion controller Move would be beating competitor Microsoft's Kinect to market: It'll be out on the 19th of September.

It's also cheaper than the rumored $149 price tag on Kinect: If you already have a PS3 and the PlayStation Eye, Move will cost you $49. If you don't have the Eye, there will be an Eye + Move bundle (including a game) for $99. And if you own none of the above, you've got another bundle: A PS3, PS Move, a PS Eye, and a game for $399.

Of course, given that the "nunchuck" apparently costs $30 as well, it might not be cheaper than Kinect if you want to play with multiple people.

Still, not bad to start off with.

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Considering that I am one of the suckers that bought the eye when it first came out, I guess it might finally pay off...

Maybe Sony should get a move on with some actual games, their press event is a freaking snore fest.

It's like day and night compared to last year.

Well, whichever seizes the lucrative "Overworked mother who buys their children things like this as a poor substitute for love and attention" market will win, I suppose.

Sorry, that's a bit mean, but I'm still very annoyed at this whole thing. Not that there's anything inherently wrong with motion sensing, but PS3 and Xbox work best as more serious gaming platforms, and the Wii as fun party game. Shallow, maybe, but good fun with friends.

However, now all 3 are going into the market, 2 at the same time, and it's just going to oversaturate it, and disenfranchise loyal customers.

Grumble. Oh well.

Still, looks like PS3, with the lower price point for the bundle, assuming I read that right.

If that's not a big middle finger at Microsoft, I don't know what is lol

Jaredin:
If that's not a big middle finger at Microsoft, I don't know what is lol

Definitely agreed. Far cheaper, comes out sooner, and it was less hyped the whole time too. It would be funny to hear in a few years time, an Ex-Sony exec saying in an interview "Yeah, we just did that Move thing to piss Microsoft off."

Well, I can't see there being motion control used in most non-casual games, so there's nothing to worry about guys, calm down.

PlayStation Move Out on September 19th, Under $99

I see what you did there. >.>

John Funk:
It's also cheaper (by far) than the rumored $149 price tag on Kinect: If you already have a PS3 and the PlayStation Eye, Move will cost you $49.

That's for one of the controllers though, not including the $30 "nunchuck", right?

Assuming you plan on playing one of the games with more than one person, that would be $100-160 depending on the game. Not necessarily cheaper.

Logically, that means that to play a game with 4 players you might need to drop $200+ on controllers.

The thing is, it gets more expensive the more wands you need. They've already mentioned that some games use up to two wands per person, so that's actually $100, and their nunchuck-analogue is another $30, so for a "full one-player set" that'll set you back $130 plus the Eye, compared to $40 Wiimote + $20 MotionPlus + $20 Nunchuck = $80 (albeit that's more flexible than just a single remote-MP-nunchuck set for the Wii). Then again the two-wand thing may not be prevalent enough to merit a second wand, we'll have to wait for the software to see that.

The price point just seems...standard. Not really anything special.

Plus, I'll say it before and I'll say it again, it's software that moves hardware. It's Children of Eden that gets people excited for what Kinect can do (yeah, it's on PS3 as well, but they haven't shown how that works yet, and it's more impressive just seeing the guy), and Sony needs to wow people with something or Move will just end up like the PS Eye itself.

PS1, PS2, PS Wii. Its less innovative and its going to cost $99 for a bundl + $40 per nun-chuck + $30 for extra controllers, it'll cost more to get 2 people playing than Kinect which gets 4 players.

This is much smarter than The Project formerly known as Natal. I think the lower price point is a huge selling point; spending a hundred bucks and getting a game with your gimmicky motion control is a lot more reasonable than paying 150$ or more for just the hardware.

Yea.
$49 not counting the Other part to it, cant remember its name so ill call it a Nunchuck.
That's and extra $30 and iv heard some games require two Wii-motesWands per Person

So it will get pretty expensive if you want to go into the Multiplayer with other people.

Virgil:
That's for one of the controllers though, not including the $30 "nunchuck", right?

Assuming you plan on playing one of the games with more than one person, that would be $100-160 depending on the game. Not necessarily cheaper.

Logically, that means that to play a game with 4 players you might need to drop $200+ on controllers.

I also saw that some of the games that were shown at the Sony conference used two wands for one person.

Yeah, not exactly sure how this is cheaper than a Kinect?

I pay 150 (rumored) for a device that can support 4 people (and if you look at GameStop's site now, it says price is subject to decrease and is based on GameStop's speculation). I pay 130 for controllers for two people on PS3.

Of course all of this is a moot point since both motion controls look as reliable and accurate as the Wiimote before Wiimotion+. But honestly, if I wanted some silly party games, I'm going with the Kinect now--4 player for $150 comes to about 38 per person. Plus not having controllers makes it a little less awkward (I hate the process of getting everyone set up to play a game, especially if it's my girlfriend/parents who don't usually play video games)

Oh wow!!! a Controller that looks like a dil-lollipop for under $100.

SOLD! /sarcasm.

No thanks.

Eh, I might get it but probably not. The games that they did showcase at their conference did look more than just cheap shovelware just to get some games on the Move, and it does support some pretty nifty games.

Overall, the price does seem reasonable, mainly the PlaystationEye+Move bundle, so I may consider it.

Also let me point out that it works as follows
4 Wands or
2 Wands/ 2 subcontrollers(now thats a sexy name)
The Camera only reconizes 4 Devices at any given time.

Well I'm surprised, in a good way, that they kept it under $100. Guess they figure they're paying enough with having to swallow the bitter pill that in order to even hope to beat Nintendo they're now emulating them. But I don't see how they can prove their "real gamers" comment. All that can ever amount to is a bunch of hyperbole and attempted class warfare.

Contray to Microsoft, Sony does know not to overprice their gimmicks.

Straying Bullet:
Contray to Microsoft, Sony does know not to overprice their gimmicks.

I don't know, getting a full multiplayer setup with the Move sounds like it could be as expensive as the console itself.

It would seem from the Sony announcements that the bundle has the controller, the nunchuck sub-thing, eye-toy and a game, so that by comparison to 149 for the hardware of Natal(or whatever it is now), seems like a better deal to me. But then again it just comes down to what you personally prefer.

SirPumpkinLongshanks:

Straying Bullet:
Contray to Microsoft, Sony does know not to overprice their gimmicks.

I don't know, getting a full multiplayer setup with the Move sounds like it could be as expensive as the console itself.

Unfortunatly, after my post, I found out you need to buy several parts to get the full experience or something so yes, seems this will be overpriced as well.

I am serious, they want to generate money off this but first of all, make it worthwhile.

Furburt:
Well, whichever seizes the lucrative "Overworked mother who buys their children things like this as a poor substitute for love and attention" market will win, I suppose.

Sorry, that's a bit mean, but I'm still very annoyed at this whole thing. Not that there's anything inherently wrong with motion sensing, but PS3 and Xbox work best as more serious gaming platforms, and the Wii as fun party game. Shallow, maybe, but good fun with friends.

However, now all 3 are going into the market, 2 at the same time, and it's just going to oversaturate it, and disenfranchise loyal customers.

Grumble. Oh well.

Still, looks like PS3, with the lower price point for the bundle, assuming I read that right.

You seem to be forgetting that the PS3 and 360 still retain their ability to play real games. Developers aren't ALL going to switch to just using Kinect/Move.

Icecoldcynic:

You seem to be forgetting that the PS3 and 360 still retain their ability to play real games. Developers aren't ALL going to switch to just using Kinect/Move.

Don't worry, I'm well aware, but if either Sony or Microsoft want their device to sell, they're going to have to market it aggressively. This means convincing someone who's going to make a game that has a good chance of selling well (A sequel, or a franchise update) to make Kinetic/Move a large part of gameplay, or even worse, make it required to play the game.

It's a slippery slope, really. Granted, I might be wrong, and it might simply be a nice, non-essential upgrade for casual gamers, but considering the competition is so close, both companies need their version to sell, at all costs. I wouldn't be surprised at all if they do everything it takes, at the expense of traditional gaming.

Well i rarely play splitscreen on my ps3, unless there was a timesplitters to play, so i have no need for more controllers. But i want to see some good games before i consider buying it.

 

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