Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that it will release the PlayStation Move motion controller for PS3 on September 15, 2010 in Europe at a recommended retail price of euro 39.99. It will also become available in the US on September 19 at a RRP of $49.99. The one-handed Move navigation controller that is used along with the motion controller will also become available on the same day in each region at a RRP of euro 29.99 and $29.99 respectively.
SCEA will release a PlayStation Move bundle comprised of a Move motion controller, PS Eye camera, Sports Champions game and a Move demo disc at a RRP of $99.99. Additionally, a PS3 Sports Champion Move Bundle, which includes the same as above but with a PS3 system will be available at an RRP of $399.99. The PlayStation Eye camera will also be sold separately at an RRP of $39.99.
SCE Worldwide Studios will release more than 20 titles that are either dedicated to or supported with the PlayStation Move platform.
Launch titles will include:
- Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition
- Time Crises: Razing Storm
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
- Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest
- Sports Champions
- Kung Fu Rider
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. In addition SCE has also announced the release of two PlayStation Move controller peripherals. The “PlayStation Move Charging Station” will be priced at a RRP of euro 29.99 and $29.99. The “PlayStation Move Shooting Attachment” which is designed to place the controller horizontally to allow players to hold it as they would a gun will be priced at a RRP of euro 14.99 and $19.99. Both will help further enhancing the PlayStation Move experience.
Once we get past the casual gaming phase with the PS Move and it starts getting a proper application in the more hardcore games this will become an accessory we all need to own. I had a Wii for several years and playing the few hardcore titles available with motion control was an amazing experience. Move excels over the Wii significantly and it means that experience can only be better and for me that is a very welcome thing. In combination with 3D gameplay the way we play games is going to change forever. I can’t wait.