Submitted by jaredhart 1490d ago | opinion piece

Sony PS3 Motion Control Bundle Costs a Bundle

Sony’s big announcement from the video game trade show was a Playstation 3 bundle that includes the Playstation Move camera and motion control wand, one game and a 320 GB hard drive, for $400.

Interesting strategy. By opting for a motion control bundle with a bigger hard drive and price tag than the standard PS3 model, Sony is sending a clear message: This is motion control for the devoted gamer. Come for the roomier hard drive, stay for the fancy new peripheral that lets you play real-time strategy games on a console. (Playstation Move, PS3)

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zootang  +   1490d ago
It's a Bargain! You get what you pay for.
SasanovaS1987  +   1490d ago
400 bucks for 320 gigs? on top of that, a free game, psEYE, and move controller? last time i checked, u got 80 gig ps3 for 400 and thats it...enjoy the great deal while it lasts
Motorola  +   1490d ago
If u buy the 160Gb then the 100$ move bundle a few days later. then no
SkullSmasher   1490d ago | Spam
360Defender  +   1490d ago
Then you might be a redneck.
brazilianbumpincher  +   1490d ago
i dont think its a good deal purely
because i cant see parents splashing out $400 when they can get a wii for $200

yes its got blu ray etc but parents dont care about that or shoulds i say research the plus and negatives of each console,sonys pricing has been wrong this gen from ps3 launch price to pspgo,this is no different,360 kinect bundle is a $100 less than sonys bundle.

sony give good games but are clueless at pricing their products competitively
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Dee_91  +   1490d ago
lets send mass email to Sony demanding white PS3 for the states

anybody down?
im gonna need another ps3 for my living room and a white one would fit right in
Dee_91  +   1490d ago
Army_of_Darkness  +   1490d ago
Thats one hell of a deal!! WTF cheap ass!
I was one of those guys who paid $500 for the 80g motorstorm bundle, so STFU! and enjoy this great deal!
East_Coast  +   1490d ago
"Last time i checked, u got 80 gig ps3 for 400"

Does your calendar say 2005 by any chance?
morganfell  +   1490d ago
Parents don't care about Bluray?
Listen, the PS3 is a more adult crowd because adults are the technophiles that gravitate toward Bluray. And as the ESA has proven, contrary to the targeting of advertisers it is the adults with the buying power that do the purchasing for themselves.

Do you know which portion of the public buys the most games...for themselves, and not for their kids or someone else? Here is a hint? It isn't the customers under the age of 25.
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LoydX-mas  +   1490d ago
If adults over 25 (who happen to be technophiles) buy the most games for themselves.........

then how do you explain the Wii?
rwarner174  +   1490d ago
Sure they buy the wii itself. No one buys wii games because 95% are garbage.
DaTruth  +   1490d ago
"If adults over 25 (who happen to be technophiles) buy the most games for themselves.........

then how do you explain the Wii?"

Baby boomers!!!!
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morganfell  +   1490d ago
Exactly Da Truth. He could also look at this:

sikbeta  +   1490d ago

White PS3s? Pffft.... I want This:


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PSfan09  +   1490d ago
i see it this way i see it
compare to the kinect bundle=
xbox kinect bundle: 300 for 4gb, and get charged 150+ by ms for hard-drive. plus online fees, no blu-ray, batteries for controller.
LoydX-mas   1490d ago | Spam
RH06  +   1490d ago
@LoydX-mas-Yea but
my buddie updated his newer "SUPREME" only to have under 2gb left. Once those casual gamers wake up to the movies, games etc you can put on your hard drive, they will be shelling out $'s to MS for a "Certified Accessory"
LoydX-mas  +   1490d ago
You "may" be right....or not. It all depends on the buyer.

Just look at the initial "hook" to make the sale: Kinect bundle doesn't need any extra controllers, Move bundle does. Plus it costs more out of the box for two players.
nycredude  +   1490d ago
WTF 4 GB? I have more memory in my usb card! LOL

MS is sneaking. THey make it cheap by giving no memory and when you run out they make you pay for HDD!

It like a drug dealing giving you a free bag.
yewles1  +   1490d ago
"Does your calendar say 2005 by any chance?"

The first 80GB came out in 2007, for $500...
PCnPS3Gamer  +   1490d ago
i thought it was a good deal you even get a dual shock 3 as well.....also i payed 740 CAD for my launch 60gb ps3 and its still kicking :):)...may i add i also bought a halo 3 edition 20gb 360 for 499 CAD like a year or 2 later then once i was done actually buying halo 3 and accessories i was at 1000 CAD lol ms accessories are what get you in the end....then i traded it for a mountain bike cause halo 3 sucked same as halo 2 with a twist yawnnnnn.....also nowadays with pcs and stuff the average plain customer actually brags about hdd space. remeber for a pc 500gbs is standard so most consumers are used to buying large HDDs whether there hcore or not....sony never ever sides with 1 side they dont want to screw over there loyal hardcore fans who want 320gbs....ms on the other hand wowwwww
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DaTruth  +   1490d ago
Imagine what we would have paid before parity! I paid $550 CAD for my PS2 and am glad we're not getting beat up like the Aussies!!!
fear88  +   1490d ago
I guess Xbox 360 4gb Kinect bundle must be a better deal at $400
I mean look at what you get.

Obviously these guys are whining for a cause that is moot point.
Nineball2112  +   1490d ago
@ Army of Darkness... I got that same bundle, but I think I paid more than $500 for it! It seems like it was closer to $600 or something.

Anyways, I paid more for less but I still feel like I got my money's worth.

This is a bargain.
Playerz8  +   1490d ago
This bundle is an absolute STEAL if you think about. Stupid PC World, what do they know about PS3, except for R.U.S.E. LOL
otherZinc  +   1490d ago
Wait til that Soccer Mom has to.....................
buy a Nav controller $30
buy an additional Wand for the boxing game $50

buy a Nav controller $30-for little Suzy to play
buy a Wand for little Suzy to play with Johnny $50
buy an additional Wand for Suzy to fight Johnny $50

Total: $210.00
Now the bundle cost the Soccer Mom: $610.00

And She is now Pissed & will relay this message to Soccer Mom 2. Then the sale of SONY Motion will go in the tank!
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nsky171  +   1490d ago
well, for every Mom there's a Daddy.
Projekt7tuning  +   1490d ago
Mine's dead.
baker_boi  +   1490d ago
What do the lil kids need the navigation controller for? Are they gonna be playin Socom?

Why do two kids need two seperate moves when most games only will require one move controller?

As you could see in most the demonstrations most people just used on controller and passed it around as they finished their turn.

At most you'd buy two Moves and one navigation totaling $130 (at base without tax; $80 after removing the initial controller with the system) for a family. I haven't seen anybody round here with 4 wii-motes let alone 4 WITH the nun-chuck.

That's $55 each (without tax) which would end up being $220, minus the initial wiimote that comes with the system, $180.

But like I said, no body is going to buy 3-4 controllers out the gate no matter which system they are buying for. It's too much money.

but with Kinect you paying 150 dollars out the box and it's limited to 2 people. You don't have a choice to add more, you stuck.

That's $50 dollars more for the same amount players. More if you a first time buyer.

But Microsoft gets the idea you are dismissing (though they tackin on a lil extra for profit). And that's people aren't going to need more than two spots at the time playing these games.

Families pass the controllers around, they don't each have a controller. Unless you're the silver spoon type of family.
callahan09  +   1490d ago
That's not very expensive at all. I bought my PS3 a mere 3 years ago and it was 500 dollars with an 80gb hard drive. If you buy this bundle, it's 100 dollars less than that, you get 4 times the hard drive space, and you get the PlayStation Move bundle. Heck of a deal, if you put it in perspective.

Of course, time goes on and things drop in price. But still, after a couple of years the PS3 is significantly cheaper and offers significantly more.

But who cares about that. Let's put this deal in perspective with the non-Move version of the PS3 that's on sale right now: it's 300 dollars right now for a 120gb PS3. For 100 dollars more, you get almost triple the hard drive space, and the Move bundle. That's actually a freaking GREAT deal.

Compared to the 360's 4gb Kinect bundle, which is 300 dollars... you're getting Blu-Ray, 316gb MORE hard drive space (or 80 TIMES more), and the ability to play online for life for free. Once you've included the cost of your initial subscription to Xbox Live, you've already paid almost the same amount as this PS3 bundle, only you didn't get Blu-Ray, you've got a pittance for hard drive space, and you will have to keep shelling out every year for the ability to keep playing online.

Basically, if I haven't made myself clear yet, I think 400 dollars for this PS3 bundle is an excellent deal and I don't get why people have to post an article announcing the bundle and put some kind of negative spin on it like it's a bad deal when if you break it down, it's a OBJECTIVELY not a bad deal. Would it be competitively nice for Sony to offer a 300 dollar PS3 that has the Move in it? Sure, of course, but that doesn't make THIS bundle a bad deal. Sony obviously doesn't really care about trying to migrate the Wii audience over. And why should they? Those people already BOUGHT the Wii and they're casual enough that they're happy with that, they're not suddenly hardcore gamers just because they like the simple Wii games. They don't care about the biggest and the best. They found the Wii, they enjoyed it, they bought it, and there ya go, that's probably the only console they'll need for a long, long time. Sony is trying to make hardcore gamers find themselves at home on the PS3. That's what they care about. And frankly, that's what I love to see, because that means they're trying to make ME happy. And I'm happy!
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callahan09  +   1489d ago
@ disagrees: You know I'm right.
PCnPS3Gamer  +   1489d ago
why do people think this bundle is just aimed towards the casuals....well reality check its not, thats not how sony rolls the 320gbs is supposed to be for core gamers. also im sure theyll add a move bundle with 120gb hdd for 299 during xmas or when kinect launches. cuz personally anyone who has there own pc doesnt need 320gbs but it would prevent deleting demos and such.

gamers who assume move is just for casuals climb out from under the rock you've been under for over a year......killzone 3, resident evil 5, socom 4, dead space 2, the fight lights out, ping pong (looks pretty hcore to me considering you can mimic anything in game as real life aka top spin, back spin etc )all say hi....theres more too....id bet that alot of you move haters who are very vocal on this site will play it at a friends when it releases and be like dammmnn this is actually pretty cool......
SupaGamer  +   1490d ago
They probably don't expect the move to bring in casual gamers.
big_silky  +   1490d ago
I think the author meant that $400 isn't a casual friendly price. I don't think 320 gigs is exactly a necessity for most of the "casual" audience.
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RIPSKATEDESTROY  +   1490d ago
this is HOT
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ActionBastard  +   1490d ago
But the $400 360S Reach bundle is a steal, right PCWorld? C'mon...when you look at what is packed in (for $100 more than the 4GB Kinect Bundle), it's a no-brainer. The extra space, free online, bluray and motion gaming that works across all genres...PCWorld is grasping at straws.
SilverSlug  +   1490d ago
I disagree
Its not competitive pricing IMO. Why would casuals care about 320gbs?

Should have priced it lower for that demographic.
Ju  +   1490d ago
Why would casuals who have no demand in HQ gaming but only buy for the money care at all ? Go, get a Wii.

Who really expected the PS3 having a Wii price point any time soon? Who's so delusional.

Obviously this bundle targets people who want to upgrade. Upgrade from the Wii. It sure will not take away from the mums buying toys for their kids. Possibly a few (10+ years). But I can see that a clear signal for current Wii gamers (kids 5 years ago growing into teens) to upgrade to a HD console.

$400 for a 320GB bundle. Come on. With move ? It is a great deal. It's the top of the line console. Obviously it will also be at the top of the pricing spectrum.

Fact is, if you don't have a PS3 yet and you want one, you'd be stupid not to go for it. $100 buys you a twice as big HDD and come with the Move+Game.
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TheBreezyBB  +   1490d ago
I would buy one but, I already have the PSeye and i'm not a big fan of Sports champion! & at 400$ this bundle is a bargain.
moho-foe  +   1490d ago
I spent $600 for my 80gb, 4usb, card reader, ps2 playing MGS4 bundle, and I would do it over again in a second.

$400 for a 320gb Move bundle, is a steal...

And for people that 320bg is too much space are kidding themselves...
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Scotland-The-Brave  +   1490d ago
I spent £650 on my PS3 60GB with all the extra usbs n card reader n ps2 playing capabilities.
Thats $1015.00 lol. And its still a bargain IMO.

EDIT: @big silky
yes they will see it cheaper, but then they will surely see the difference in games that each provide?
Move - Casual and Hardcore
Kinect - Casual

Also a compariosn of the 2 consoles will show great value for PS3, Free online (casuals would take that rather than pay $50 on xbox 360)
The PS3 has an option of letting a casual gamer expand into a Hardcore.
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RH06  +   1490d ago
Yea now I hope Dell carries them soon, wouldn't mind paying $15+ a month for that Bundle!

Edit-Sad they don't even have anymore PS3's, just them newer xbox360's...Good price ($329 for a MW2Bundle)but nah..
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tiamat5  +   1490d ago
Sure, why would people want something that can play their kids' favourite Disney movies on Bluray, when they could buy a barely working device so you can yell 'Xbox on!° I like casual games but don't believe that casual, means stupid.
BrutallyBlunt  +   1490d ago
It may cost a lot but there's plenty of value
Personally I think this bundle is great. You are basically saving $50 since it's the more expensive Playstation 3 bundled with it that normally will go for $350. Look at how much value is represented from when the Playstation 3 first came out. Sure the newer systems don't play Playstation 2 games but so what. I have some Playstation 2 games but never play them on my Playstation 3. I was even thinking of selling it for this bundle since I want the Move anyways.

You get so much more than a $200 Wii and a comparable XBOX 360 is barely cheaper because the Kinect bundle for $300 only comes with a 4GB hard drive and no bluray player.
jaredhart  +   1490d ago
Doesn't matter to me because I already have a PS3. looking forward to the move though.
Nac  +   1490d ago
Pre-Ordered mine today. Was hoping that it was going to be a 250G(wanted to balance it with my new 360S), but 320 sounds good too, didnt think I needed the space but remembered that a lot of games have the routine install, therefore balancing things out nicely. Purchase justified, especially since Star Wars is coming to Blu-Ray next year!!!
BrianC6234  +   1490d ago
What a dumbo. Is that PS3 $400 in the US? That's a great price. All that for just $100 more than the current PS3. Nothing wrong with that. Did the idiot think Sony would drop the PS3's price to $199 and sell the whole thing for $299?
KYU2130  +   1490d ago
i keep hearing casual???
Anyone really buying a PS3 is not really a casual gamer IMO. no one i know that has one is a casual gamer
we have 3 in my house and while 1 is strictly for the blu-ray the other 2 are setup for hardcore gamers, and yes one of those consoles is a launch system(so i did fork out the money)
and 400 for this package is not bad at all really considering your getting the move wand and a DS3, plus the camera and the game.

Look at the game as a training guide to get you used to the interaction.
xg-ei8ht  +   1490d ago
Seriously kinect does not work properly and never will.

ANyone who buys it, should have their head sewn to the carpet.
StealthWraith  +   1490d ago
There'll be a $349 soon after move launch
Sony will bundle current 120gb or even the new 160gb CECH2500 with move for $349 my guess is November I believe that this $399 sku is just for the early adopters so SONY can make $$$ with Move launch. Either way there both better deals than the $299 360 4gb and kenict bundle that has no bluy ray no HDD no free online no internal power supply or free rechargeable controller batteries.
djfullshred  +   1490d ago
It seems like a good price to me if you want a new PS3. As a matter of fact, I never wanted Move, but am going to buy this bundle, because I want to replace an old backup PS3 for my bedroom that broke down a while back (which I originally paid $400 for alone).
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niceguyWii3  +   1490d ago
Looks like one hell of a great deal to me!!!! Besides chances are if you cant afford this steal of a bundle you should be putting in more hours at work or at school because you got bigger problems then this very affordable ps3 bundle!
VideoGameJimmy  +   1489d ago
Great buy but
Walmart: $450 Two games of your choice, extra controller, 250GB PS3, and optional HDMI cables, Blu-Ray remotes, etc
bviperz  +   1489d ago
Great bundle, might have to upgrade to another slim model.

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