Buyer’s Guide to PlayStation Move – Launches Today!

Fri, Sep 17, 2010

Casual, Console, Industry

Hey there casual gamer! Have you been interested in picking up Sony’s new PS3 motion controller, the PlayStation Move, but simply don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered, as today’s launch of the peripheral comes with many different options for the savvy shopper. Here’s what you need to know to find which bundle is right for you!

First things first, if you don’t have a PS3 already, there is a bundle available containing a 320 GB console, a Dualshock 3 controller, a PlayStation Move wand, the PlayStation Eye camera, and the Sports Champions video game, all for $399.99. Why take the time (and spend the extra money) to buy a console separately when you have this option available to you?

For those of us who are already proud owners of the console, however, the options for buying Move become a bit more complicated. First, you can choose to purchase a bundle containing one PlayStation Eye Camera, a Move wand and Sports Champions for the price of $99.99. However, this option doesn’t include the Navigation Controller.

For those who already own a PlayStation Eye camera, or perhaps aren’t interested in Sports Champions, you can buy each individual piece separately. The PlayStation Move wand costs $49.99, while a single Navigation Controller costs $29.99. If you need an Eye Camera, it will cost you $39.99. As you can see, it might be in your best interest to purchase a bundle.

Another bundle is available especially for those who want to purchase the PlayStation Move launch title EyePet, which is a pet simulation title. That bundle contains the game, which is a $39.99 value, plus the PlayStation Eye Camera, all for the price of $59.99, a savings of $20, if you had purchased them separately.

So, you’ve made up your mind about which version/bundle of Move to purchase. Now what games should you be looking for on stores shelves?

Here’s a list of some of the game supporting Move at launch (either full retail games, or through patches):

  • EyePet
  • Kung Fu Rider
  • Start the Party
  • Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
  • Heavy Rain
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
  • Toy Story 3
  • High Velocity Bowling
  • Racquet Sports

The full list of supported Move titles will grow as the weeks and months pass, so there really is no reason to not jump into this new world of motion-controlled gameplay, especially if you already own and play on a PlayStation 3.

Will you be picking up a PlayStation Move today? Next week? For the Christmas holiday? Let us know in the comments below! We’d love to know what you think of this new technology!

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