Move Priced and Dated; Plus, Some Accessories
So now we finally know what the price of these accessories are, and what’s included in the bundles. First of all, the standard Move controller has an MSRP of $49.99. If my memory serves me right, that’s about the same as the DualShock 3. The Navigation Controller (which will be used mostly for games that require you to run and move around) will have an MSRP of $29.99, and, of course, the Eye is still at $39.99.
As far as the bundle goes? It includes the Move controller, the Eye, a free copy of Sports Champions (which is, apparently, really fun based off of people who have played it), and a Move demo disc, and that will retail for $99.99 (MSRP). Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a Nav controller, or a second Move controller, so I don’t see some of the games being able to work unless you had another Move controller (sword fighting and archery come to mind). The accessories go on sale on September 19th (though, apparently, the bundle will be on sale on September 21st). September 15th in the EU and October 21st in Japan.
In comparison, let us look at those prices compared to the Wii’s. You have $20 for the nunchuck and $50 for the Motion Plus bundle. If you don’t get the bundle, though, the controller is $40 and the Motion Plus is $20, so, unless you already have a PlayStation Eye, it would cost you another $40-$50 to get started. But, in comparison, if you own a PS3 and not a Wii, it’s the cheaper alternative anyway. $50+$40+$30 is cheaper than $200 at least (and cheaper than Kinect). And you have better looking games and 1:1 motion. I’ve had issues with my Wii controller and Motion Plus losing it’s position on me when I play a game that requires a lot of movement, so this should be more reliable.
If you’re new to the PS3, though, and are interested in a purchase and want to purchase the Move, you can pick up the Move PS3 bundle for an MSRP of $399.99, which includes the system and the content available in the standalone bundle.
As far as accessories go, you can pick up a dual charger for 2 Nav controllers or 2 Move controllers (or a mix of the two) for $29.99, which allows you to charge them without using any of the USB slots on the system (since they charge the same exact way as the DualShock 3 and Sixaxis).
You can also pick up the shooting attachment, which basically makes your controller look like a gun. That will be available for the MSRP of $19.99. It should be perfect for arcade shooters like the new Time Crisis game and the Shoot (those kinds of arcade games are a blast I think).