186w ago - Update: Gadget Show head Jason Bradbury has also Tweeted that PlayStation Move will launch this September, to quote: ".. another thing I was meaning to say. Sept for Playstation Move!!! I'm sure of it. Can't say why. Just.. September 2010."
Today Engadget.com reports that Canadian retailer GameStop.ca has priced Sony's upcoming PlayStation Move Motion Controller at $59.99, however, the premature listing now appears to be mysteriously removed.
Sony previously stated that the pricepoint of a PlayStation Move starter kit will be around $100 US and will include a PlayStation Eye camera, a game and a Move controller... meaning the listing above likely referred to a single Move controller.
To quote: Sony's been pretty fuzzy on pricing for the PlayStation Move - we've only really heard "under $100" for the full package with controller and camera - but it looks like the numbers are starting to solidify, as Gamestop Canada has the controller itself now listed for $59.99.
How that number will translate into a US price is obviously up in the air, but Sony's MSRPs tend to be the same or similar across the US and Canada, so we'd say we've...
252w ago - I think we have established that the video game industry is not recession proof in this cookie-crumbling economy, yeah? Yeah.
Should we expect games to become cheaper then? Yes. And no. Not for AAA titles at least, according to analysts.
The issue came up when some high-profile games got price cuts, like Mirror's Edge, Guitar Hero, and Prince of Persia. It got some industry watchers worrying that new releases will be priced lower.
Analyst Todd Greenwald of Signal Hill thinks that won't happen though, saying that US$ 59 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games will still be the standard for this year. Price slashing of games across the board would be "devastating for margins," he said.
If triple-A titles start to go out at US$ 49.99, we will be very concerned, but until then, we think US$ 59.99 is safe for triple-A titles in 2009.
The best way to support your studios is, of course, to buy their games. Oh my poor, poor, piggy bank. You break for the sake of the video game industry.