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Sony Confirms PlayStation Move UK Pricing & Starter Pack Details

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230w ago - A few weeks back Sony announced PlayStation Move PS3 motion controller bundles and pricing for North America, and today they have confirmed UK pricing and Starter Pack details.

To quote from VG247.com (linked above): The Motion Controller itself will be £34.99, while the Sub Controller will be £24.99. The PlayStation Eye will cost £24.99.

There will also be a £49.99 bundle featuring the Motion Controller, the Eye and a starter disc.

PlayStation Move Starter Pack

The disc will contain, as well as an instructional video, the following demos on the disc:

• Sports Champions
• Start the Party!
• The Shoot
• EyePet: Move Edition
• TV Superstars
• Tiger Woods PGA TOUR ® 11 (English only)
• echochrome ii (PSN title)
• Tumble (PSN title)
• Beat Sketchers (PSN title)

Sony's been keen to point out this morning that the Sub Controller isn't necessary to play Move-enabled games: you can use a DualShock instead.

PlayStation Move launches on September 15 in Europe, September 18 in the US and on October 21 in Japan.
 

Sony Outlines PlayStation Move Bundles and Pricing Details

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232w ago - Today Sony's Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller has outlined the upcoming PlayStation Move bundles and pricing details.

To quote: I know a lot of you may be wondering exactly what you need to start playing motion-controlled gaming on the PS3.

So, here's a primer that spells out all the great options that will be available and how much it will cost you to get up and running with PlayStation Move.

The PlayStation Move platform consists of the PlayStation Move motion controller, the PlayStation Eye camera and, of course, the PS3 system. We'll offer various options for you to choose from depending on what hardware you already own and what kind of PlayStation Move experience will satisfy you. Here's a breakdown of prices depending on your current situation.

What Move Setup is Right for You?

I don't yet have a PS3

• Your best option: *PlayStation 3 Sports Champion Move Bundle
How much it will cost? $399.99

I have a PS3 and nothing else

• Your best option: **PlayStation Move Bundle

How much it will cost? $99.99

I have a PS3 and PlayStation Eye camera

• Your best option: Move Motion Controller

How much it will cost? $49.99
 

Video: PlayStation Move E3 2010 Sony PS3 Tech Demo Arrives

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236w ago - Today IGN has posted up a PlayStation Move Sony PS3 tech demo from E3 2010 which can be seen below alongside a Kung Fu Rider PlayStation Move video.

As recently revealed, the PlayStation Move motion controller features an orb at the head which can glow in any of a full range of colors using RGB light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

The colored light serves as an active marker, the position of which can be tracked along the image plane by the PlayStation Eye.

The uniform spherical shape and known size of the light also allows the system to simply determine the controller's distance from the PlayStation Eye through the light's image size, thus enabling the controller's position to be tracked in three dimensions with high precision and accuracy.

The sphere-based distance calculation allows the controller to operate with minimal processing latency, as opposed to other camera-based control techniques on the PlayStation 3.

Those interested can check out the PlayStation Move E3 2010 Sony PS3 tech demo and a Kung Fu Rider PlayStation Move video below!






 

Video: Sony PlayStation Move TV Commercial with Kevin Butler

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249w ago - Today AlternativeChaos from GameTrailers shared a new PlayStation Move TV commercial video, which features the popular Sony spokesman Kevin Butler.

If you missed it at GDC, PlayStation Move is Sony's upcoming motion-sensing game controller platform for the PS3 video game console, previously named simply the PlayStation Motion Controller.

Based on handheld motion controller wand, PlayStation Move uses the PlayStation Eye webcam to track the wand's position, and inertial sensors in the wand to detect its motion.

PlayStation Move is slated for worldwide launch in Q3/Q4 2010, and hardware available at launch includes the main PlayStation Move motion controller, and an optional PlayStation Move sub-controller.

Check out the video of it below!



 

Sony Officially Introduces PlayStation Move for PS3 at GDC 2010

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250w ago - Previously we reported on PlayStation Move's confirmation and official specs from GDC 2010, and now SCEE's Product Marketing Director Mark Hardy has confirmed more details alongside a video!

Jack Tretton of SCEA also revealed that PlayStation Move will be available in a range of bundles, from stand-alone controllers, to a starter kit and even the 'Ultimate Bundle' which will include a PS3 console as well as the starter kit.

He noted that this will be the biggest effort of the Sony year and promised huge TV exposure!

To quote: By now you may have seen the update on our new PlayStation 3 motion controller, via our live video stream at GDC. In case you missed it, let me introduce you to 'PlayStation Move'.

We first showed the 'Move' controller prototype at E3 in 2009 and we're now ready with the final design, along with an early look at just a few of the upcoming games...

Take a look at our trailer below, which aims to explain PlayStation Move in more detail.

Our launch games are designed to appeal to all PlayStation 3 fans. We've got our own take on social games such as 'Sports Champions' and 'Move Party' (both working...
 
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