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PS Move controllers to cost R600 ($60) each?

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Gamestop has posted up some pre-order pricing for the upcoming PlayStation Move and as expected we are going to be forking out a fair amount for each controller.

With pre-order pricing of $60 (R600) each we are going to be expected to pay R2400 for 2 players to have 2 controllers each. This is ignoring the fact that we will most probably need some of those sub controllers as well.

While Sony has the most accurate and arguably the most technically impressive hardware I just cannot see them winning the motion controller wars with this sort of price point.

Project Natal is expected to retail for between R500 and R1000 and that is the full and final investment that is required for multiple people to enjoy the motion control experience, for 2 players to fully enjoy the PS Move experience you are going to need 4 Playstation Move controllers and 2 sub controllers which will add up to around R3000…

That’s just to much.

What is also interesting is that Gamestop has slapped a 1st of September release date on the controller, that’s a month earlier than we expected.

Source: Engadget

Last Updated: May 12, 2010


  1. RSA-Ace

    May 12, 2010 at 08:53

    You forgot the fact that you also need the PS Eye.

    I think the only way this will really kick off is for a $40/$20 (Move/Sub Controller) and not the expected $60/$30.

    Even the $40/$20 price point would put it at $200.


    • Gavin Mannion

      May 12, 2010 at 09:08

      I did forget about the Eye but like you said below that will arrive with the starter bundle… so maybe it will be that little bit cheaper to get involved but still… it’s not cheap


  2. RSA-Ac

    May 12, 2010 at 09:03

    Just some other things I was thinking about.

    I’m pretty sure SOCOM 4 will come bundled with the Navigator (Sub Controller). And that’ll likely cost $60 total. Which then makes it a really nice way to get a hold of one sub controller.

    Since we’ve already heard that Sony are targeting a $100 bundle [Move,Eye,Game]. The PS Eye is the only thing we know the cost of and that is $40 in stores. So the bundle breakdown will likely be [50,30,20]. Now because it’s a bundle i’ll assume they cut the profits by $10 on each item. Which means there is a really really high chance of the $60/$30 price point I mentioned in my above post..


  3. mitas

    May 12, 2010 at 09:24

    u guys are up way to early


    • RSA-Ace

      May 12, 2010 at 09:26

      Gavin lives in AUS and well I get to work at 6am….. and leave at 3pm! oh yeah


      • mitas

        May 12, 2010 at 13:54

        heavy days , keep up the good work


  4. Noob

    May 12, 2010 at 09:27

    I’m confused and it could just be cos I’m a noob but I thought you would need 2 moves per person OR 1 move and 1 Sub… I only have 2 hands and I suck at gaming with my feet!
    I’m probably wrong, so please correct me!
    PS: How do you register to become a member of this site? Once again, noob, I just can’t seem to be able to register.


    • Gavin Mannion

      May 12, 2010 at 12:56

      Well depending on the game you would need either 1 Move, 2 Moves (sword fighting / shield games) or 1 Move and 1 Sub controllers (analog stick on sub controller)

      This I honestly expect to change at E3 but right now that’s what they are saying…

      Also registrations can be done here (http://www.lazygamer.co.za/wp-login.php?action=register)

      The new surprise will allow for easier registrations.


    • Gavin Mannion

      May 12, 2010 at 12:57

      I just realised you may want to register for a custom avatar… that’s actually handled by http://www.gravatar.com


  5. uberutang

    May 12, 2010 at 09:58

    I have the eye, hope I can just buy the controller dildo + nav stick.


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