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Sony announces UK Move pricing, details Starter Pack

Thursday, 29th July 2010 11:59 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Sony’s announced the UK pricing of PlayStation Move, further detailing the Starter Pack that will release alongside it.

The Motion Controller itself will be £34.99, while the Sub Controller will be £24.99.

The PlayStation Eye will cost £24.99.

There will also be a £49.99 bundle featuring the Motion Controller, the Eye and a starter disc.

Starter Pack

The disc will contain, as well as an instructional video, the following demos on the disc:

  • Sports Champions
  • Start the Party!
  • The Shoot
  • EyePet: Move Edition
  • TV Superstars
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR ® 11 (English only)
  • echochrome ii (PSN title)
  • Tumble (PSN title)
  • Beat Sketchers (PSN title)

Sony’s been keen to point out this morning that the Sub Controller isn’t necessary to play Move-enabled games: you can use a DualShock instead.

PlayStation Move launches on September 15 in Europe, September 18 in the US and on October 21 in Japan.

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39 Comments

  1. V_Ben

    those are some surprisingly decent prices. I’ll get the bundle with a sub controller. :)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. KAP

    Kinect is £129 right?

    Move it is then.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Very smart of them to ‘break up’ the cost here rather than bundle it all together. That’s worked a treat for Nintendo.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. woodyrulesok

    Well for me to get two move controllers and two sub controllers, that’s £120.
    I imagine you’ll be able to get cheaper deals online though.

    Not a lot cheaper than M$ £130.
    I assume that’s what they meant when they said it’s competitively priced.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. cookiejar

    Pre-ordered.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. get2sammyb

    Already ordered one. Seeing as I only really need a single Move controller (but I’m buying two), I was always in. In fact — I’m so sold on this I’m getting the whole job-lot of goodies: 2 x Move controller, charging dock, 1 x Navi, 1 x gun container.

    Seriously cannot wait for Sports Champions. Buying it purely for the table tennis. Software prices are great.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. ARFarokhi

    OMG! seems like MOVE is soooooooooooo popular here! in fact, it should be, ’cause along with casual games, there are several hardcore games for it. Good for SONY! :D

    #7 4 years ago
  8. ninjanutta

    im nicely suprised and more excited about move than i ever thought i could be,after seeing the vids on it the other day,i think it makes sence to have two wands for a lot of games,i will gaet the whole package i think.the 3d aspect looks promising too,cant wait for my 3dtv to arrive

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Zurtech

    Prices aren’t too bad, until you consider, some games need two motion controllers or two sub-controllers.

    Base pack is fine, but if ye want the sub-controller too, then the that’s £75, plus a possible extra £60 for an additional sub-controller and navigation one too, for specific titles.

    So there is a possible £135 price tag if ye wanted to get everything ye’d need to play all games. Add to that the fighting game that needs two sub-controllers, if it has two-player, ye’d need to fork out an extra £50 for another two for the second player.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. ianos

    The Dual Shock 3 can substitute for a Sub Controller if you don’t want to buy one, so that’s a potential saving.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Blerk

    I still think a DS3′s going to be very difficult to use one-handed. If you’re going to buy Move you may as well get the full thing.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Johnny Cullen

    Yeah, what Blerk said.

    I just can’t picture myself playing Move with a DS3. Just seems weird.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Happy Hardon Harry

    No thanks, i’ve got the Wii for motion controlled games.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    Surprised they didn’t bundle that PS3 sports game.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. get2sammyb

    @11, @12 – You’re right, it would be awkward — but the point is that they’re giving you a choice. It might not be ideal, but it’s nice that it’s there. Obviously if you’re investing in this you may aswell have the Navi — though you probably won’t need it straight away now that SOCOM’s been delayed as I don’t think any of the launch titles support the Navi.

    I reckon they’ll do The Fight Wii Play style, and bundle it with an additional Move to be honest.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. cookiejar

    Yeah you’d probably wanna buy the SubCon as well, but I’m going to try the DS3 all the same. If its just using the stick for motion, and not using the buttons so much, it should be fine. You can grip the controller in the middle – its how you do for High Velocity Bowling, anyway.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. ianos

    @11/12

    Like I said, and like others have chipped in with – it’s just the fact you CAN use the DS3 if you want. It’s not ideal, but at least the option’s there. I would have taken any other option open to me rather than fork out for another bloody nunchuck. Alas, there was none.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. 2plus2equals5

    There’s no need of two moves for a single player, for example sport champion can be played with one or two moves and not every game need sub controller. So i think that as a beginning the starter pack is perfect.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Happy Hardon Harry

    Sony should be bundling the Motion Controller, Sub Controller and PlayStation Eye for £25. Maybe then they’ll actually shift some units.

    Sony are in the same dilemma as MS regarding their peripherals in that the hardcore won’t buy them and the casual market won’t buy them as they’ll pick up a Wii as it cheaper than buying Move/Natal plus the PS3/360 console and games to go along with such a set up.

    I hope Move/Natal bomb as i hate to see companies cash-in based on the success of a competitor (Nintendo) with such devices and not producing anything original of their own.

    It’s bullshit, none of these devices (Move/Natal) do anything new, they just looked at Nintendo and said we’ll have a bit of that.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Psychotext

    @17: A similar situation wouldn’t really work on the Wii anyway as the nunchuck has motion sensing, you’re actually supposed to be able to move it around as you play. The navi controller on the PS3 is just a stick and some buttons, which is why the DS3 can work as a replacement.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. DrDamn

    @19
    The distinction between Move and Kinect for the “hardcore” is that Sony have announced some support in more hardcore games. There has been very little shown or announced of what Kinect will do in hardcore games. It is also easier for standard games to implement Move as an option due to lower processing overheads and flexibility of the controls – lots of buttons and similarity to a standard controller.

    Regarding using DS3 as navi. It’s certainly workable – though it will depend on the game. If it’s one which can be played sat down then that’s fine. I also found the older no-rumble controller is better if stood up as it’s lighter – early adopter FTW! ;)

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Boris Fett

    If you buy two bundle packs, that’s already £100. Then there are the games that require two Move wands, like the fighting game, just to play in single player.

    If you want a game to play with it (unless you’re lucky enough to have a game that patches it in), you’re looking at about £130 – 140 for a multi-player experience, or about £100 for a single player one. That’s not a huge difference.

    Kinect has multi-player by default due to its design, so the only way that Move will be cheaper to buy is if you already have a camera, or intend to play by yourself.

    *This* is exactly what Microsoft meant when they pointed out that the device is competitively priced. Only a very small group of people will the necessary peripherals on hand already to make the Move a cheaper purchase than Kinect.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Happy Hardon Harry

    @21

    The only demographic likely to buy into Move/Natal are those that already have 360′s PS3′s and even then it’s a hard sell. There is no way Mr Joe Average on the street is going to fork out for Move/Natal plus the PS3/360 console, plus games to go along with it and that’s not even touching multiplayer yet, which would add to the cost of ownership.

    If Mr Joe Average wants a motion controlled experience then they’ll buy a Wii as it’s cheaper. Simple as that.

    You only need to look over at any hardcore gaming forum i.e. NTSC UK, RLLMUK, GAF, etc to see that the hardcore just aren’t interested in Move or Natal.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. _LarZen_

    Kinect < Move

    Nuff said.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. _LarZen_

    @23 “If Mr Joe Average wants a motion controlled experience then they’ll buy a Wii as it’s cheaper. Simple as that.”

    Wel if Mr Joe Avrage aint 10 years old he wil probably buy a X360 or PS3 ;)

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Happy Hardon Harry

    @25

    Along with all the other man-childs on PSN/XBL…

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Crysis

    i’ve ogt large hands, holding a dualshock in one hand is no problem, there i already lowered the amount i’m going to spend to $100[AUD] for the starter kit, half the price of Kinect, $200, & for a second person, i need another $60 which is still cheaper.. considering that the DS3 costs $99 here, idk why =\

    #27 4 years ago
  28. WetSnake

    Pre Ordered.
    What?! :P Atleast Sony does have some core games for Move (RE5, KZ3, HR)

    #28 4 years ago
  29. DrDamn

    @Boris Fett
    You kinda hit failure in your first six words there.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. reask

    Thing is 35 quid doesn’t sound bad to the average punter so it will be worth a try.
    Then if you like it you can get the add ons.
    I reckon Sony are going the right way with this.
    Edit: the starter disc sounds quite good value as well.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Boris Fett

    @29 Care to elaborate instead of being a blind troll?

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Quiiick

    The disc within this starter-pack looks useless to me. Generally, adding software to a hardware bundle in order to add value is a real cheap trick. Costs a manufacturer close to nothing to throwing in some software. Besides, I’m sure you can get all these demos on PSN for download as well.

    I’d personally prefer a “pro” starter-pack for MOVE containing:

    - 1 PS-Eye
    - 2 Motion Controllers
    - 1 Sub-Controller

    £80 would be a nice price for such a bundle (instead of £120 if you buy these separately).

    #32 4 years ago
  33. The Hindle

    Youre crazy if you buy this or Kinect seriously i cant see how anyone would want it.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. DrDamn

    @31
    Bundle pack contains motion controller, camera and disc. Why would you want two cameras and two discs?

    #34 4 years ago
  35. DrDamn

    @32
    Yeah I’d like to see some love for us fools who already have a camera too.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. justiceblob

    I find it reasonably annoying that there is no value pack for long term customers who bought the Eye years ago. I’m sure with a bit of bartering I can get to two sets with a game for £100

    #36 4 years ago
  37. reask

    I fancy trying the tiger woods game with it actually.
    I mean if it was accurate I reckon it would make the game more enjoyable for idiots like me who can never suss the greens using the controller. :(

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Dannybuoy

    Good prices I’d say. I’m happy to try using DS3 in my left hand, but don’t mind spending the extra for the nav. I’m up for two Moves though. If they can make a vine climbing mechanic that Sony showed the other day (Cameleon demo) in Uncharted 3 then Move has win written all over it. Just Imagine climbing up a vine yourself, being followed by grunts. You can stop, hang with one hand and shoot with the other. Please Naughty Dog. Hear my crys.. wahahhahahhhhaaa

    #38 4 years ago
  39. LOLshock94

    PS3 with a dildo errrrmmmmmmmm……………..

    #39 4 years ago

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