So, let's see. Nintendo revealed a 3D version of their DS gaming
handheld (the 3DS
), and Microsoft revealed both the Kinect
sensing system and a brand new Xbox 360 design this week at E3. And all
Sony debuted was a new sound system? Hardly. The PlayStation Move was
also out in full effect, and while that name has been around for a few
months now, Sony
has yet to actually make a public debut of the new
At E3, the company announced that Move would shp in Europe and Asia on
September 15, with North America getting it on September 19. Pricing is
set at $49.99 in the U.S., which is definitely a bit more expensive than
a new Wii remote. But the Move claims to be more functional than that;
there's also a Move Navigation Controller, which is described as a
one-handed controller that is to be used "along with the motion
controller for intuitive navigation of in-game
characters and objects," and that will sell for $29.99 extra. Yes, your
PS3 gaming experience just got even more expensive, if you can believe
There will be a bundle sold as well that includes the Move Motion
Controller, a PlayStation Eye camera, a game and a PS Move demo disc for
$99.99, and we're informed that Sony will release "more than 20 titles
that are either dedicated to or supported with the
PlayStation Move platform in fiscal year 2010 ending March 2011." A new
Resident Evil is lined up, as well as a new Time Crisis, Lord of the
Rings and EyePet. In case you really needed even more accessories in
your life, Sony's too revealing the PlayStation Move Charging Station and
PS Move Shooting Attachment, both of which are detailed in the full
press release below. Oh, do we miss the simple days of Right, Right,
Left, Select, Start.
PLAYSTATION®MOVE MOTION CONTROLLER TO HIT WORLDWIDE MARKET STARTING THIS SEPTEMBER
Bundle Packs, Attractive Software Titles and Peripheral to Accompany the Launch, Further Enhancing the PlayStation®Move Experience
Tokyo, June 16, 2010 – Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it will release PlayStation®Move motion controller*1for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system on September 15, 2010 in Europe/PAL territories and in Asian countries/regions*2 at a recommended retail price (RRP) of €39.99. It will also become available in North America on September 19 at a RRP of $49.99 and in Japan on October 21 at a RRP of 3,980 yen (including tax). PlayStation®Move navigation controller, one-handed controller to be used along with the motion controller for intuitive navigation of in-game characters and objects, will also become available on the same day in each region at a RRP of €29.99, US$29.99 and 2,980 yen (including tax), respectively.
Sony Computer Entertainment America will release a PlayStation Move bundle comprised of a PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation®Eye camera, Sports Champions Blu-ray™ disc game and PlayStation Move demo disc for $99.99 (RRP). Additionally, a PlayStation 3 Sports Champion Move Bundle, which includes a PS3 system, PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye Camera, Sports Champions Blu-ray game and PlayStation Move game demo disc, will be available for $399.99 (RRP). The PlayStation Eye camera will also be sold separately for $39.99 (RRP).
On the software front, SCE Worldwide Studios will release more than 20 titles that are either dedicated to or supported with the PlayStation Move platform in fiscal year 2010 ending March 2011. Exciting and innovative software titles available in the launch window will include; Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition by CAPCOM Co., Ltd., Time Crises: Razing Storm by Bandai Namco Games Inc., Tiger Woos PGA® Tour 11 by Electronic Arts Ltd, Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest by WB Games Inc, EyePet, Sports Champions, Kung Fu Rider by SCE and many more*3. SCE, with support from third party developers and publishers, will continue to further enhance the software title line-up to offer high-definition motion-based gaming experience only available on the PS3 platform.
Furthermore, SCE also announced today the release of two PlayStation Move controller peripherals, “PlayStation Move®Charging Station” and “PlayStation®Move shooting attachment,” that will help further enhancing the PlayStation Move experience.
* PlayStation Move charging station
By utilizing the “charging station,” users will be able to charge up to two PlayStation Move controllers, motion controller or the navigation controller, at once without having to connect them to the PS3 system. The “charging station” will become available concurrently with the motion controller launch in each region at a RRP of €29.99, US$29.99 and 2,480 yen (including tax), respectively.
* PlayStation Move shooting attachment
The “shooting attachment,” designed to place the PlayStation Move motion controller horizontally, will allow players to hold the motion controller as if they are holding a gun and to easily aim at an in-game target. The trigger on the attachment is interlocked with the motion controller T button and will enable users to intuitively play the game, not only limited to shooting games but also on games that may require precise button input and control. It will deliver immersive gameplay and will work perfectly with software titles like The Shoot!*3 by SCE and Time Crises: Razing Storm by Bandai Namco Games Inc. which is expected to support the attachment. The “shooting attachment” will become available starting this fall in each region at a RRP of €14.99, US$19.99 and 1,480 yen (including tax), respectively.
Through the introduction of PlayStation Move controllers, attractive software line-ups and peripherals, SCE will continue to further expand the PS3 platform and create a new world of computer entertainment that is only possible on PlayStation.