A Thought on the Move
This 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.