Playstation Unveils Price-Points for Move and Plus

Friday 18 June 2010 9:31 am

Do we need another game device to make us get off the sofa?

Nintendo’s got one, Microsoft just debuted theirs so Sony decides that they need to get your fat ass off the sofa too. And yes we have 100 jokes about the design of this device but we’ll save them…for now.

Making it even more exciting is the motion-sensing Move wand controller that will be selling for $49.99 (HK$390), a low mass-market price that could kickstart the company’s attempt to take games to the next level.

During a demonstration, the Move wand can become a tennis racket, a golf club, a paintbrush or even a portable hand-fan, depending on the game you’re playing. Another accessory is the Move shooting attachment that allows the Move controller to be locked into the gun, while still having access to the necessary buttons via a cut-out at the top of the controller. It looks like a 1950’s ray gun with a light-up ball on the end. The Move shooting accessory looks lovable and shoot-tastic, perfect for games like Time Crisis on the PlayStation 3.

And it looks like it’ll be the cheapest motion-controlled platform out there. Amazon, Best Buy and Wal Mart have all just outed the Microsoft Kinect at the price of US$149 (HK$1160)

Sony has also announced to offer a premium for-pay version of the PlayStation Network called PlayStation Plus. Available later this month, PlayStation Plus will cost $49 (HK$390) per year or $18 (HK$140) for three months. Subscribers will receive Wipeout HD, a demo for inFamous, Fieldrunners, Age of Zombies, Rallycross and a handful of themes and avatars for free throughout July.

Online play will still be available for all PSN members, free and paying. And to sweeten the deal, PlayStation Plus offers a number of added perks: your first three months are free, tons of premium content, including “hundreds of dollars of products” throughout the year, early access to demos and betas.

4 Responses to “Playstation Unveils Price-Points for Move and Plus”

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    Monica S. at 11:59 am on June 18th, 2010
  3. $50 just gets you one wand. You still need the other half for an extra $30. And the camera for another $50. So $130 all together. Want to play with a friend? That’ll be another $80…

    carl @ hcw at 4:44 pm on June 18th, 2010
  4. Oh also, many games are using 2 wands. So that’s another $50, bringing the total to $180 plus another $80-130 for 2 player.

    So anywhere between $260-310 to play all possible games in 2 player mode.

    You could buy two XBOX 360’s for that LOL

    carl @ hcw at 12:04 am on June 21st, 2010