A Thought on the Move

moveThis is one of those posts in which I just bitch, so I’ll keep it short. We’ve gone over the price of the Playstation Move in a couple posts now, and I initially thought the Move had a decent-enough price point. But I was wrong. Very, very, very wrong. After actually thinking about it, I remembered that not-so-expensive things can end up being expensive if you have to buy a lot of them.

Look at the Move starter pack. In North America, it includes one Move controller, a Playstation Eye, which is absolutely required for the Move to work, and a copy of the Move-oriented Sports Champions. That package is odd, because at least one of the activities in Sports Champions, Archery, requires two move controllers to play. Nice work, Sony.

On top of that, if you’re going to spend a lot of time Move-ing, you’ll also need the navigation controller. If you buy the bundle, and extra controller and the navigation controller, you’re looking at $180, more than the $150 Kinect has been rumored to cost. And that’s the minimum you’ll need to buy for a single person to get the most out of the Move. Contrast that with Kinect, which is everything you’ll ever need for as many players as each game will support.

Just a thought, folks. But it’s worrisome nonetheless.

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4 Comments on A Thought on the Move

bob

On June 16, 2010 at 5:35 pm

You sir are the biggest xbox fanboy ever. Yea ok buddy kinnect is so much better, good luck trying to convince your friends to play kinnect. There gonna laugh so hard at how stupid you look for dancing like michael j fox.

LightAce

On June 16, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Well you don’t really NEED the navigation controller. You can just use a regular dual shock controller to move around

Steve

On June 16, 2010 at 7:26 pm

How about we all give a big collective ‘f*ck you’ to the whole motion controller idea and call it a day? Problem solved.

They should have saved this sh*t for next-gen. Personally, I see it all as one big waste of R&D that could have been better spent towards improving existing online services and/or making the existing console hardware cheaper to make.

Just think of the millions Sony has now dumped into this magic wand crap that could have been used, I don’t know, say… to pay for all this so-called premium content they’re about to charge for on the PSN.

Phil Owen

On June 17, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Thanks for the insight, bob. I’ll let my PS3 and the 900 trophies I’ve earned know that I don’t really like them.