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PlayStation Move: what it’ll really cost you

PlayStation Move will be released next month and we’re very excited here in Attitude Towers. We’ve all been impressed by how accurate Move is, and we like the look of the line-up – there’s a healthy mix of party games and hardcore titles to get us started. But there’s one thing left to take into consideration: the cost.

Sony say you can get started for £49.99/$99.99. However, if you shop around you can get started for less, in the UK at least. However, there are some additional costs; some which you might not have considered. Fear not, we’re on hand to let you know what you’ll actually be paying should you want the full Move experience. (Playstation Eye, Playstation Move, Playstation Navigation Sub-Controller, PS3, Sony)

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Echo307  +   2010d ago
I've been wondering whether or not I should go with Move or Kinect for motion control gaming, and it looks like Move is going to be a lot cheaper for me personally.
8800gtx   2010d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(7)
OmarJA-N4G  +   2010d ago
Too bad 8800gtx card was a failure & overrated.
Substance101  +   2010d ago
While I don't support the troll. 8800gtx was a great card, I still have it in one of my rigs. Still runs games maxxed out.
The real killer  +   2010d ago
yeah, the 8800GTX was a great card, but he call himself as 8800GTS is a 360/PC gamer becouse he troll everything at GPU this GPU that.

He is funny, he hate Sony becouse if Ken said that PS3 is capble of 120FPS and games in 1080p withs is true for a part:)

And 8800GTX, can you please do normal or keep you mouth?

And i get the disagree's without any argument? still very funny :)
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RankFTW  +   2010d ago
8800gtx is a troll for sure but the actual 8800GTX card was an awesome piece of hardware for its time.
fishd  +   2010d ago
Don't be so hard on him,he is a PC gamer and has no games to play,just leave him alone!
hoops  +   2009d ago
@real Killer
What PS3 games are at TRUE 1080P running at 120fps?
Please list them....And when you do they will be all PSN titles with basic graphics.
tokugawa  +   2009d ago
playstation move will cost me .....

because i will not be buying it, just like i wont be buying kinetic!!

donc voila!!
tinybigman  +   2010d ago
it's only
gonna cost me $80 here in the states as i already had the Eye for Burnout Paradise. i'm thinking now that i might get a 2nd move controller so in total that will be $130. for me it will be $80/130 well spent since they work with actual core games and that's all i want from it.
tinybigman  +   2010d ago
who's the hater telling me how i should spend my hard earned money? are you telling me i should spend more on a camera with games that are shovelware?

you sir whoever it is are a loser.

yup the disagrees confirm a lot of loser fanboys out there.
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Blaine  +   2009d ago
Seriously the disagreers on this site are retarded.
I try not to let it bother me since disagrees are completely inconsequential, but it's hard not to be annoyed when people disagree with something that is a personal statement of fact and don't even bother leaving a reply.

I think I'll be getting two Move wands like you, and a sub-controller. I don't have a PSEye, though, but I don't think I'll get the bundle. I'm leaning toward getting the eye off eBay or something.
YourCall  +   2009d ago
Let's not kid ourselves
If you want the product, buy what you want. But all of you guys claiming that you are not going to buy a subcontroller or two are simply lying. I already know I am buying the starter pack, and extra move conroller and two sub controllers. It's cost me about 210 bucks, and if it proves to be fun, then I'm fine with that.

But I know we will have a bunch of "Closet" subcontroller owners that are on N4G claiming that they don't need one because they are for some reason trying to protech Move's price point.
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Blaine  +   2009d ago
Who's kidding themselves?
The two people in the thread you replied to (tiny and me) both stated we were going to buy two move controllers and one sub-controller. So which one of us is kidding himself thinking he won't buy the sub?
Scotland-The-Brave  +   2009d ago
@your call
I am not lying i can buy what i like.
I am not going to buy a subcontroller, so what? Am i hurting you?
Trying to protect moves price lol? WTF you on about
YourCall  +   2009d ago
Take it easy guys, I wasn't speak to you guys directly. I have read a many a time where people on N4G have stated that they are not buying the Sub Controllers, I can just foresee the DS controller being cumbersome and people going out and buying the sub controller even though they claim not to.

If you want to get butt hurt and take the sh!t personal, then that is up to you. But I say again, I wasn't directing my comment at "ANYONE" directly. However I do stand by what I say, a lot of people that claim not to be buying the sub-controller will but it, and they already know that they will.

Price it how you want, a single setup for Move cost, 130 bucks. Starter kit, and one sub controller. 120 if you buy separately.
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gamingdroid  +   2009d ago
I didn't know the PS Move bundle didn't come with a full game, but instead a demo disc:

"The starter pack will offer hours of entertainment. It has one Move controller, a PlayStation Eye camera and a disk with nine demos."
Lazyeye79  +   2009d ago
The UK starter pack will include the demo disc, but the US starter pack will include the game Sports Champions.
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   2009d ago
Not only will cost you more cheaper.

You will have more Variety than Kinect.

Move have more than 40 Games (I can show you the list) to be supported, and that include real next gen Hardcore Games.
Blaine  +   2009d ago
Woooooooo SORCERY!! ... Umm, I meant to say Socom.

(On a not entirely unrelated note: I saw Sorcery listed for 40$ on Amazon... Interesting! I'll have to see more of the game.)
YourCall  +   2009d ago
Did you read the entire article?
Echo307  +   2009d ago
Yes. I already have a camera and I doubt I'll be playing multiplayer in the same house. So that means one move controller and one sub controller. $80 is cheaper than $150, and even if I did decide that I need another move controller, that's $130. But since 2 move controllers are not mandatory, I'm not sure if I'll do it.

Did you read the article?
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Anon1974  +   2009d ago
Already got the camera.
So it'll just cost me $49.99 for Move. I saw you don't need the navigation controller, that a regular controller does the same thing. Depending on how that goes I might grab another Move controller somewhere down the line.
Scary69  +   2009d ago
What is the release date in the states for the move? I have seen two dates 17 and the 21st of Sept. Just not sure which one is correct.
whoelse  +   2010d ago
Much better deal for UK gamers than any other region as Move with controller and game costs the same as the RRP for a full retail game. Kinect will have a lot of competition there.
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Zir0  +   2010d ago
Its not always about price. In the UK every shop selling games is backing Kinect over Move. No matter which one you go in you will see a bunch of Kinect posters advertising it even though its miles away, with a single mention of Move. More people are being made aware of Kinect and just by making Move cheaper doesn't mean people will know its there.
PSboy  +   2010d ago
I actually find that where i live and online, there are alot of Move promotions
Wh15ky  +   2010d ago
@Zir0, Really?
Both Move and Kinect seem to have equal share of advertising where I live.
I have also found the same online, in fact in some cases more Move online. Tesco is one of the cheapest websites to preorder Move (Starter pack £44, Move £34, Nav £24) yet I haven't managed to find Kinect at all on the tesco website.

Asda has both Kinect and Move available for preorder.
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Zir0  +   2010d ago
Online I haven't seen much ads for either except on GAME's website, which focused on Kinect for some time. But instores its mostly Kinect.

Kinect probably isn't on Tesco because its still to early for them. Since its not exactly just a game store.
fooltheman  +   2009d ago
Here in belgium in carrefour... only kinect...
I don't see any sense in's still 3 months away...
Scotland-The-Brave  +   2009d ago
Well thats complete BS! all the gaming shops round me are advertising both quite alot, infact id say move more
fooltheman  +   2009d ago
Well In the carrefour in belgium..I say...
or should I say around Bruges...
It's part off releasing the new Xbox...
Wh15ky  +   2010d ago
"Much better deal for UK gamers"

The UK starter pack for £49.99 comes with a demo disc where as the US starter pack for $99.99 comes with Sports Champions. We're getting a better deal here in the UK compared to what we usually get but it's not any better than the USs deal.
JakemanPS31994  +   2010d ago
The US also gets a demo disk. i remeber reading on the blog
NecrumSlavery  +   2010d ago
US demo is coming to the store as free dlc, not on disc. I read that somewhere.
jack_burt0n  +   2009d ago
move is £29.99 in the uk @
sub controller is £17.99 @
the games are all £24.99 @
Alos88  +   2010d ago
I don't know, but Kinect'll cost you an arm and a leg- twice!
T9X69  +   2010d ago
Move will cost the same if not more than Kinect for 2 players for everything and a game if you don't own 2 DS3, or want to use sub controllers. $100 + $50 just for 2 Moves, PS Eye, and a game. Even if you own a PS Eye that is still $100 for 2 Moves + $40 for a game + $30-$50 if you need another DS3 or want a sub controller. Even for 1 player, $50 is not that big of a difference to be called and arm and a leg, especially considering Kinect can be used for other things besides games.
Alos88  +   2010d ago
It was a joke. Y'now, because it's a motion controller that you can only control with your body?
ChozenWoan  +   2010d ago
Motion gaming on the PS3 can be as little as...

$40 PSeye + $15 Kung Fu Live = $65 of pure winsauce

Thus you get the most hardcore controller free gaming to be released this year, and hands down the cheapest way to enjoy motion gaming.
tinybigman  +   2009d ago
the second person
like friends can bring their own controllers over if they wanna play move games. i already own 2 DS3 controllers also.
MajestieBeast  +   2010d ago
59'99 euro for camera,move and demo disc here where i am i dont think thats bad.
M4ndat0ry_1nstall  +   2010d ago
I'm not interested in MOVE or Kinect
or motion gaming in general. I'll stick to controllers.

Though having said that, I can see consumers adapting to MOVE a lot more than Kinect, simply due to the price point and the fact that it's similar to the wiimote.
peeps  +   2010d ago
Some good deals spotted there. Am tempted to get this at launch but not sure what game to get with it. tbh i wanted socom 4 but seems thats been delayed
jay2  +   2010d ago
Oh dear, oh dear, let's see £130 for me to play 99.9% alone, and a year+ for games?
Or, maybe, just maybe as I have the camera already, £55 for the move and the subcontroller.

'Checks pre-order: oh right, it's cheaper and actually has games'......
Hades1337  +   2010d ago
It's a Wii controller.
jay2  +   2010d ago
I think the evidence we've seen proves that it beats Wii, even with Wii+. Here are some examoles

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crzyjackbauer  +   2009d ago
jay2 read the full article please
dont be a fanboy
BlackCountryBob  +   2010d ago
Looking at it, I have Heavy Rain already, I have a PSEye already and I can use the DS3 as a navi controller so I can give Move a try for £29.99 (what the Move is selling for at and make my decision from there.

I may buy Kinect next year maybe but only if there comes some good games I want to play 9not saying there is nothing good now, just not what I want to play), I can use it sat down and someone tells me if I can wall mount it as my TV is on the wall and there is no shelf or stand under it, it looks a bit to big and heavy to balance on the top of the TV.
Darkfiber  +   2010d ago
A lot more than it's worth, that's for sure. I find it hilarious when Sony fanboys defend the pricing to the death. They are so deep in denial they're seeing papyrus plants.
acky1  +   2010d ago
The pricing is what you'd expect for a new device such as this. It costs £30 for a dualshock which hasn't changed in 10 years.
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thief  +   2010d ago
Does anyone know if you are playing 2-player coop or splitscreen games which support both Move and DS3, Can one player use the DS3 and the other use Move/Sub?
acky1  +   2010d ago
Hope so...
I would assume you could if the game supports the standard control schemes. Would be stupid if it wouldn't let you use both.
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   2009d ago

An example: Resident Evil 5.
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thief  +   2009d ago
Thanks - in that case saves me a bit of money as I wont have to buy moer than one set.
rekof  +   2010d ago
@hades1337 - how much is a wii-mote nowdays,.. lol here where I live, the price is retarded,..

@thief - yes

Most casuals need only a wand and a camera,.. maybe 2 wands,.. so 100 usd for wand+ camera + a game,.. is a cool deal for a type of games my mom plays on the wii,..
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ActionBastard  +   2010d ago
It's not Move's fault (or the Wii's for that matter) it supports more than 2 people...sitting. Personally, I have a family of 5 and have never had a need for more than 2 Wiimotes. It will probably be the same for Move as well.
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SkylineR  +   2010d ago
So Kinect is cheaper in the end for multiplayer. Yes, Move supports 4-player but price can go well close to $250. That's pretty steep imo.
jneul  +   2010d ago
kinect does not work and has no hardcore games it will be fun for about 1 month and that is a waste of $140
MariaHelFutura  +   2010d ago
The PS3 only supports 7 inputs, so technically to play with 4 players you would only need the 4 of the main controllers. It can`t support all 8, which is how you priced it.
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btk  +   2009d ago
So please tell us - which Kinect game supports 4 active players - not 2 active with 2 background players.

By that logic PS Eye is the price winner as it supports as many players as Kinect - at around $20.

And the funny thing is - if you can find a 4 active player game in Kinect - what is the accuracy and response going to be? What type of game. I mean - compare a 4 player tennis game in Move vs a 4 player dancing game because the 4 player tennis will not work out due to lag etc will be hilarious. Let us find a 4 active player multi platform game on both - and then compare the two. Does not help to boast 4 player for $130 as the price comparison when all you can play is 4 player tetris.
jneul  +   2010d ago
I'm getting the starter £50 pack and a move controller, maybe later on I will add more to my move library lol:):) but for now i already have 2 move games heavy rain and eyepet, sport champions may get bought as well:):)
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colonel179  +   2010d ago
People don't realize that you do NOT have to buy everything at the SAME time. You could buy the Move controllers first, then later on the Navigators, or not at all. You choose your configuration. (the same with the Wii)

Unlike Kinect, you must spend $150
acky1  +   2010d ago
That's what microsoft did with the first 360, everyone thought it was cheaper because you didn't have to buy everything at the same time (wifi adapter, live etc). But actually if people did their homework they would realise that eventually both consoles would work out the same price. Im pretty sure the £240 I spent on my ps3 in 2007/2008 is less than what a lot of people paid for a 360 at the same time because it was 'cheaper'.
Ven1000  +   2010d ago
I always laugh @ the xbox who wanna say "LOL you payed 500/600 for your PS3" I then reply with Yeah, but how much have you payed for your xbox? $400 + 4/5 years of XBL + whatever else you had to buy (batteries, recharge packs, ect)
SkylineR  +   2009d ago
So you just got your Move starter kit and want to do multiplayer with a friend? How much is that kit now?
Blaze929  +   2010d ago
Next month?
This thing is coming out next month and majority of people outside gaming websites don't even know what it is still to this day!??! Does Sony 'want' this to fail?
BlackCountryBob  +   2009d ago
What would be the point of spending millions on advertising now when no-one can buy it for another month?

When the thing is released they will advertise it and when people see an advert and Google it out of interest, the first place they will find is a gaming website full of comments and previews. Other than that, what is the point of pushing it now.
tiamat5  +   2010d ago
Don't bother trying to make sense to anyone colonel179. No matter what you say or how you say it no one listens. Sony, as usual, gives you so many options. Even the option to play Move games with the controller. I can invest in a Move at my own pace buying what I need now, saving for what I need later. Microsoft wants you to shell out $150 NOW based on empty promises, glitchy software and crappy games. Suppose you buy the Kinect and don't like it. That $150 that could have brought at least 3 games or a Wii. If I buy a Move I have the choice to decide if I want to invest more money into it and it only costs me a little more then the price of a game at the beginning.
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devilhunterx  +   2010d ago
With every purchase of Kinect you get a one "paid actor" FREE!!
cliffbo  +   2009d ago
Move will cost £50, Kinect will cost you your dignity
mac4u10  +   2009d ago
Excellent article very well written.
BBAM  +   2009d ago
here's what it will cost me
because you can get a move controller for £35, two is all you really need to get the full single player experience and most multiplayer ones too. I will eventually get one navigation controller though as it would be more comfortable to hold and move than a DS3
redsquad  +   2009d ago
I already have the cam and don't do multiplayer - MOVE is going to be smooth transition for me and I know exactly what it's going to cost me...
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